Green Ribbon

Each year See Change roll out a month long national Green Ribbon Campaign to encourage people in Ireland to End Mental Health Stigma.

Stigma is a barrier to recovery for many people but with your help, our 60 ambassadors and 100+ partner organisations can work together to put a stop to stigma.

500,000 green ribbons are distributed nationwide and free of charge as a visual symbol to end the stigma surrounding mental health difficulties.

Research conducted ahead of 2017’s Green Ribbon campaign showed that 4 in 10 people would conceal a mental health difficulty from family, friends or colleagues.

You don’t need to be an expert to start talking about mental health or have all the answers. Sometimes the most helpful thing you can do is to let someone know you are there for them and simply listen.

What can I do to support Green Ribbon?

Wear the Green Ribbon

Pick up a Green Ribbon during May each year at your local Irish Rail station or Boots Stores as a symbol for starting conversation about mental health.

Educate yourself on Mental Health and Stigma

Download our ‘What is Stigma’ Leaflet to find out more about the effects of stigma.

Light up Green

Why not light your workplace up green as a visual symbol for ending the stigma associated with mental health difficulties?

Organise a Green Ribbon Event

It doesn’t have to be complicated. Hold a coffee morning or a ‘Walk and Talk’ for your community group or workplace. Order Green Ribbons on our website ahead of May and advertise your event using our customisable events’ posters. Don't forget to share your pictures on social media using #GreenRibbonIrl

Support #TimetoTalk on social media

Each year See Change nominates a day during May as our National ‘Time to Talk’ Day. On this day we encourage people use their social media presence to encourage positive conversation about mental health online.
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