Thousands of Green Ribbons will be distributed free of charge and nationwide. Pick up your Green Ribbon at every major Irish Rail station and Citizens Information Centres across the country.

Dundalk FC support the Green Ribbon campaign


Dundalk Positive Mental Health Forum and Dundalk FC support Green Ribbon 2016 to get people talking about mental health in Dundalk

This week, the Dundalk Positive Mental Health Forum will team up with Dundalk FC to distribute ribbons in support of the Green Ribbon Campaign 2016, which runs throughout the month of May.

People attending the Dundalk versus Wexford Youths match will be encouraged to play their part by wearing the Green Ribbon in an effort to contribute to a nationwide conversation about mental health.

Speaking ahead of the match, Derek Pepper Regional Coordinator for Shine says, “We are delighted to support the campaign in the local community. We know from our own work at Shine that the silence around mental health can often stop people seeking the support they need.”

Derek continues, “The organisations involved in the Dundalk Positive Mental Health Forum, provide a range of support and information services to people with mental ill health and to their relatives and carers. Community awareness is vital for us to carry out the work we do.”

The Green Ribbon campaign aims to change minds about mental health by prompting hundreds of events and thousands of conversations all over Ireland during the month of May each year.

Between now and the end of May 500,000 ribbons will be sent out to homes, workplaces, schools, colleges and communities all over Ireland.

Sarsfield GAA Club Green Ribbon Day Sunday 29th May


Sarsfield GAA Club are supporting the Green Ribbon Campaign and on Sunday 29th May at the Sarsfields v Carbury Gaa championship match in St Conleths in Newbridge volunteers will be handing out the ribbons. So when you are handed a green ribbon (free of charge) in or around St Conleths Park this weekend, please wear it with pride and help reduce the stigma associated with mental health difficulties.

#TimeToTalk. National Time To Talk Day 20th May

Friday 20th May is the Green Ribbon campaign’s designated National Time to Talk day.
We are urging people to use #TimetoTalk and wear a Green Ribbon to encourage a national conversation about mental health.

Events on the day include:

The Catholic Girl Guides of Ireland will be distributing the Green Ribbon on National Time to Talk Day at major railway stations to encourage a national conversation about mental health. Green Ribbons will be available at the Dublin, Cork, Waterford and Wexford main line train stations and various Dart stations in Dublin.

Saol Clubhouse are organising an exciting Flash Mob Event at 12pm in Henry Street, Dublin. The Flash Mob will include 100+ individuals linking arms to illustrate the connection and support we all need when dealing with mental health difficulties. Music for the event will be provided by the High Hopes choir.

The Ballymun Regional Youth Resource will hold a Green Ribbon Day from 2pm with food, sports activities, performances and multimedia entertainment in support of National #TimetoTalk Day, in Ballymun, Dublin. See Change Ambassador Rick Rossiter will speak about his own mental health difficulties at 7:30pm.

Our partner, Shine’s Eastern Region Development Office, will be distributing Green Ribbons in the CHQ building at Custom House Quay, Dublin from 12pm until 2pm. Shine’s Midlands Region Development Office will distribute Green Ribbons from 11am until 1pm at Bridgetown Shopping centre in Tullamore, Co Offaly.

See Change representatives and ambassadors, a group of 60 individuals with their own experiences of mental health difficulties, will be speaking at a range of events to encourage an open conversation about mental health.

Dublin’s Simon Community will hold a “3 Legged Race to Stomp out Stigma” in support of Time to Talk Day at Usher’s Island, Dublin.
Our partner, Saol Clubhouse will hold an exciting Flash Mob for Time to Talk day on Henry Street.

See Change will launch their new partnership with to help bring mental health awareness to Kilkenny.

The Laundry Basket in Tubercurry, Co Sligo are having a ‘Hug a Customer Day’ to show their support for ending the silence on mental health.

See Change ambassador, Nicola Hynds, will speak at a mental health awareness Coffee Morning hosted by Community Resource Centre, Clonmel from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

See Change Support & Liaison Officer, Sorcha O’Neill, will do a special presentation on the importance of conversation about mental health at a community health and wellbeing day at 10am in Rosslare Community Centre, Roslare, Co. Wexford.

See Change will launch their new partnership with to help bring mental health awareness to Kilkenny and spread the Green Ribbon message at 5pm, in the Mayor’s Office at the County Council Offices, John Street, Kilkenny.


See Change and Taxi Watch Team up to bring Green Ribbon to Kilkenny


Friday 20th May 2016 is See Change’s designated National Time to Talk Day. To mark the day, See Change and Taxi Watch are teaming up to end the silence on mental health in Kilkenny. Taxi Watch will be raising mental health awareness in Kilkenny by distributing Green Ribbons to passengers. National Time to Talk Day is part of See Change’s Green Ribbon mental health awareness campaign, which runs throughout the month of May. The Mayor of the Municipal district of Kilkenny, Joe Malone, will help celebrate the launch of the partnership and the arrival of the Green Ribbon to Kilkenny.


PCI College Public Lectures

PCI college are partnering with See Change for the Green Ribbon month again this year with their public lecture series.

The Role of Counselling/Psychotherapy in Restoring & Maintaining Mental Health
with PCI College Lecturer Wille Egan MIACP
Venue: The Prince of Wales Hotel, Athlone
Date: Wednesday 18th May 2016
Time: 6.30pm-8.00pm

Mindfulness for Stress Reduction
with PCI College Lecturer Dr Cóilín Ó Braonáin MIACP
Venue: The Clarion Hotel, Limerick
Date: Wednesday 18th May 2016
Time: 6.30pm-8.00pm

Dublin City
Using your Dreams for Personal Development & Growth
with PCI College Lecturer Mike Hackett MIACP
Venue: PCI College, College House, Townsend Street, Dublin 2
Date: Wednesday 18th May 2016
Time: 6.30pm-8.00pm

Identifying and Coping with Generalised Anxiety Disorder
with PCI College Lecturer Donagh Ward MIACP
Venue: Butler House, Patrick Street, Kilkenny
Date: Tuesday 24th May 2016
Time: 6.30pm-8.00pm

Dublin West
Dealing with Stress in Our Lives
with PCI College Lecturer Noeleen Murphy MIACP
Venue: The Green Isle Hotel, Clondalkin, Dublin 22
Date: Wednesday 25th May 2016
Time: 6.30pm-8.00pm

Building your Resilience for Work
with PCI College Lecturer Mike Hackett MIACP
Venue: The Gresham Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork
Date: Thursday 26th May 2016
Time: 6.30pm-8.00pm



Mountmellick Community School Amber Flag Day on May 20th

Mountmellick Community School have been awarded an Amber Flag due to achieving a high standard of Positive Mental Health Promotion in their school.

They will raise the Amber Flag on Friday 20th May 2016 at 1.45pm

If you wish to attend the event please RSVP to or phone 057 8624220 before Friday 13th May

Mental Health … is not a destination but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going – Noam Shpancer

The Amber Flag initiative was designed by Suicide Aware as a campaign which aims to encourage Schools to promote and actively bring about a culture change in the promotion of positive mental health within the educational system. It is to enhance the already good work that is going on where mental health is concerned by offering an award.

They are delighted and proud to achieve this award for their hard efforts in promoting positive mental health in their school.

Schedule of Events for Friday 20th of May 2016
Raising of their Amber Flag
Planting their very own ‘Happy Thoughts’ tree
A reflection on the work that was carried out by their amber Flag committee
A presentation of the symbols which represent Positive Health Promotion
An address from a guest speaker on their local mental health services
Green Ribbons will also be available on the day.


Bud’s Family Resource Centre in Ballyduff

Ballyduff Green Ribbon Campaign has started, Green Ribbons will be given to Schools, Clubs, Groups also at public events and are available from Bud’s in Ballyduff. Co. Kerry . Please wear the Green Ribbon and open the door for a conversation on mental health


Ballyfermot Let’s get talking One Conversation at a time 26th May

Ballyfermot Let’s get talking One Conversation at a time on Thursday 26th May 2016

Venue: Ballyfermot Community Civic Centre

Time: 11am to 3pm

Join Ireland’s campaign to get people talking about mental health Information Stands on what available locally, Art & Craft display & Plants sale, Copper Art Workshop, Manicure, Pedicure, Indian Head Massage & Hand Massage.

Free Tea/Coffee biscuits & Light Lunch at 1pm

All welcome

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