See Change, the National Stigma Reduction Partnership and its 70 partner organisations will be rolling out a month long national green ribbon campaign to get people talking openly about mental health problems in May 2013.
The ask of people is to wear the green ribbon and support a movement to spark a national conversation about mental health in Ireland’s boardrooms, break-rooms, chat rooms, clubhouses, arts venues, college campuses and around kitchen tables throughout Ireland. Our aim is to make the month of May every year synonymous with challenging the stigma of mental health.
Just like the pink ribbon has become a powerful symbol for breast cancer awareness, this lime green ribbon has been established in the US and beyond as the international symbol for challenging the stigma of mental health problems.
The Green Ribbon campaign is simply about raising awareness and challenging the stigma of mental health problems. Green ribbons will be distributed nationwide free of charge and will not be associated with any fundraising activity. Donations are welcome on orders of 500 ribbons or more.
How to get involved:
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your order of free green ribbons to distribute among your family, friends, colleagues and community.
- See Change can supply flyers, posters and promotional materials on the green ribbon initiative.
- See Change can provide a variety of online badges and backgrounds that can be uploaded to supporting organisations’ websites and individuals’ social media profiles.