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.

Firhouse Scouts organise ‘Tea & Me’ event for Green Ribbon 2017

We were delighted to speak at the very first ‘Tea and Me’ day organised by Firhouse Rover Scouts who opening their doors to the public for Green Ribbon Month.

Roisin from spoke alongside Claire from See Change. They discussed with Scouts, team leaders and members of the public about the effects of stigma on mental health in Ireland and what can be done to have good mental health. It was well received by all in attendance.

Thanks again to Scouting Ireland for all their support.


Meeting with Ivor- Special screening in Galway Town Hall for Green Ribbon 2017

As part of Green Ribbon campaign, The Town Hall Theatre Galway are showing their support and opening the conversation around mental health. Following sell-out screenings in cinemas and arts centres around the country, Meetings with Ivor will have a special benefit screening at the Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday May 24th at 8pm.  Green Ribbons will also be distributed on the night.

This event is in conjunction with See Change, the National Stigma Reduction Partnership. All profits will be donated to Please Talk which is See Change’s National Youth Programme. The proceeds will be utilised to raise mental health awareness and the importance of talking for Third level students on NUIG and GMIT Campuses in Galway.

The Town Hall is also delighted to announce that the director Alan Gilsenan will attend this special screening followed by a Q&A chaired by Galway-based journalist Lorna Siggins to open the conversation about mental health with the audience. More special guests may be confirmed closer the date.

Produced by Galway-based Parzival Productions, Meetings with Ivor is an 81-minute documentary on the life and work of ground-breaking psychiatrist Ivor Browne. Browne has been a central figure in Irish mental health for many decades. His pioneering and often controversial work on behalf of the many who cannot speak for themselves is well-known.

Alan Gilsenan’s new film, produced by Tomás Hardiman, captures the essence of this extraordinary man. In a quirky and challenging cinematic portrait we meet Browne, now in his late-eighties, who is still full of energy, good humour and compassion, and who remains a deeply-informed, startlingly innovative thinker. His unique attributes continue to find vital expression and offer real hope in an increasingly bewildering world. The film contains contributions from a host of familiar Galway faces including Tommy Tiernan, Tom Murphy, Mary Coughlan and Professor Brendan Kelly. Sebastian Barry and Nell McCafferty also feature among contributors. The Spiddal-based piper, Ronan Browne, son of Ivor, composed the haunting musical score.

Tickets are now on sale at  or by calling the Town Hall Box Office on 091 569777.


For more information please contact

Treasa Hanniffy, National Please Talk Officer at or 086 173128

Dundalk fans show their support for Green Ribbon 2017

The Dundalk Positive Mental Health Forum  teamed up with Dundalk FC to distribute ribbons in support of the Green Ribbon Campaign2017, which runs throughout the month of May.

People who attended the Dundalk versus Sligo Rovers match were 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 said, “The Dundalk Positive Mental Health Forum is delighted to be teaming up with Dundalk FC yet again for this special occasion. This will be the 4th consecutive year that we have worked together to bring much needed awareness to the topic of mental health with our Green Ribbon campaign. We have always received a fantastic response from the Dundalk Fans, who have aided our cause by wearing their Green Ribbons during the previous games and we’re looking forward to a similar reaction this year. We know from our own work at Shine that the silence around mental health can often stop people seeking the support they need.”

Thanks to all those who started the conversation about mental health on the day.

Cairdeas Clubhouse lend their support to Green Ribbon 2017

On Thursday May 11th  Cairdeas Clubhouse gathered at Tesco Express in Bray for their first scheduled event of Green Ribbon Month May 2017.

They said: “It was a beautiful sunny day as we distributed over 200 ribbons among the busy shoppers of Bray. We had a number of interesting conversations with people about mental health issues. We gave out a few Cairdeas clubhouse leaflets as well and displayed some of our Green Ribbon Artwork.”

Many thanks to Michelle from the Bray Area Partnership and all from Cairdeas clubhouse who took part on the day.


Irish Rail Distribution Days Start This Friday

We have organised three distribution days in Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail stations. We will be handing  Connolly Station from 12pm on Friday May 12th.
We cannot wait to start your conversation with commuters travelling the length and breadth of the country!

Please do come over and say hello!