Kilkenny Castle to light up green for Green Ribbon Campaign

Gillian Mooney

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Kilkenny Castle to light up green for Green Ribbon Campaign

Kilkenny Castle is lighting up green from 27th April to 1st May to get people talking about mental health in Kilkenny as part of See Change’s 5th national Green Ribbon campaign.

See Change ran a survey amongst 977 people throughout the country, results from their survey show that people in Leinster, excluding Dublin, are the least likely to conceal a mental health difficulty from family, friends or colleagues. Just 24% of people surveyed in Leinster said they wouldn’t want others to know they had a mental health difficulty, which is 14% lower than the national average of 38%.

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 distributed to communities, workplaces, schools and colleges all over Ireland to encourage people to talk about mental health.

Speaking about the light up, Director of See Change, John Saunders says, “It’s wonderful to see local initiatives encouraging positive conversations about mental health in their own county . There’s no health without mental health, so it’s very important that we all play our part to end the silence around mental health issues”.

The Green Ribbon will be available for free at the following locations in Kilkenny:

Boots, 36-38 High Street, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny
Boots, Unit 1-3, MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, Dublin Rd, Co. Kilkenny
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