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
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
Taxi Watch taxies
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.