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.

Good Mood Festival 11th June

Good Mood Festival 11th June 2016 12-6pm Outhouse, Capel St, Dublin 1

Our annual Good Mood Festival is back!

Taking place over three floors of Outhouse, Dublin Lesbian Line and See Change bring you a day-long festival which will be an opportunity for people to learn new things, meet new people, and share ideas and stories. All of our events and workshops are about idea and information sharing; these are non-prescriptive, non-judgemental events.

Some examples of what the day will feature are: food workshops, performance, a workshop for parents, fun ways to get moving, body image, conversation and much more. And of course the annual Soapbox Session from 2.15pm-4.30pm.

This event is completely free.

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Shamrock Rovers team up with See Change on May 29th

downloadThis Sunday, 29th May, Shamrock Rovers is teaming up with See Change to support the Green Ribbon mental health awareness campaign. Shamrock Rovers will wear Green Ribbon t-shirts during their pre-match warm up and distribute ribbons to fans before their game versus Finn Harps on Sunday at 3pm in order to encourage a wider discussion of mental health issues.

Speaking ahead of the day, See Change Campaign Coordinator, Hazel Whelan says “We are delighted to partner with Shamrock Rovers as part of the Green Ribbon campaign. It’s wonderful to see such great solidarity between the players on mental health issues. The more people are open to conversation about mental health, the better it is for everyone”.

Ms Whelan continues, “People think you have to be an expert to talk about mental health. That’s not the case. Simply lending an ear to someone going through a tough time can make a huge difference”.

Marketing Director for Shamrock Rovers, Mark Lynch, added, “Mental fitness is crucial in everyday life as well as sport. None of us are superhuman – not even professional athletes. Anyone can go through a tough time”.

“It’s important to encourage men to be aware of mental health issues and to be comfortable to discuss their mental health with those close to them”, he concludes.

Sunday is also a Family Day with free face-painting and a free ice cream with all children’s tickets purchased. There is a special 3 for €20 ticket offer which admits 1 adult and 2 children (U14) for just €20. Car parking is free for all supporters at level 3 in The Square which is just across the road from Tallaght Stadium.

There is a special one day only €10 off the price of the 2016 kids’ away jersey on Sunday at the club shop. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket office on Sunday.

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