To help mark World Mental Health Day See Change has launched its Green Ribbon Impact Report 2016. According to a nationally representative omnibus survey conducted on behalf of See Change, the Green Ribbon campaign – which takes place each May – has been successful in increasing conversations about mental health and combating stigma, with 9 in 10 people agreeing that it is important to talk about our mental health”.
The fourth annual Green Ribbon campaign took place during the month of May 2016. Hundreds of local and national events took place as part of the national Green Ribbon calendar. This social movement to encourage a national conversation about mental health is led by over 90 partner organisations, hundreds of volunteers and over 60 campaign ambassadors with real-life experience of mental health problems ready to share their own stories to help others and end stigma.
The ask is simple – wear the Green Ribbon and show your support for ending the silence around mental health problems. Take two and start a conversation with someone about mental health! Conversations about mental health can help to end mental health discrimination. Just like problems with our physical health, mental health problems are part of the ups and downs of everyday life.
Full report is available to download here:green-ribbon-impact-report-2016