Each year See Change roll out a month long national Green Ribbon Campaign to encourage people in Ireland to End Mental Health Stigma.
The Green Ribbon campaign aims to get as many people as possible talking about mental health to help end stigma and discrimination. By wearing the Green Ribbon – an international symbol for mental health awareness – you show you are committed to influencing positive change. 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. Let people know you are open to having a conversation by wearing the green ribbon.
To place a green ribbon order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address (including Eircode), mobile number, email address & quantity (1 pack = 100 ribbons)
The theme of Green Ribbon 2021 is all about inclusion. Throughout the campaign, we will be exploring the topic of exclusion, where it shows up in society and what people can do to become more inclusive.
A list of FAQs can be found here.
Week 1: Understanding the Topic of Exclusion
Week 2: Social Exclusion
Week 3: What Exclusion Feels Like
Week 4: Behaviour of Exclusion
Week 5: A Week to See Change – Social Inclusion
Wear the Green Ribbon
Pick up a Green Ribbon during the campaign at your nearby Boots Stores, Eir Stores, Iarnród Éireann stations and AIB branches as a symbol for starting conversation about mental health. Keep an eye out for ribbons in your local community.
To find out more about how you can support this year’s Green Ribbon campaign, download our supporter packs below