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 TaxiWatch.ie 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 TaxiWatch.ie 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.