2013 saw the launch of the first year of the Green Ribbon Campaign in May.
The aim of this project is to create a recognisable symbol (the green ribbon) to kick start a national conversation about mental health and create awareness.
The slogan used was…
Changing minds about mental health …one conversation at a time.
For 2013, a partnership consisting of Mental Health Ireland, Leitrim Development Company, Leitrim Sports Partnership and Stop Suicide was formed. The decided approach was to encourage workplaces and schools to host ‘walk and talk’ events on a selected date during the month of May. Wallet cards detailing a list of contact numbers of support services in the Sligo/Leitrim area were produced in addition to promotional posters, see below. The Dock theatre in Carrick on Shannon also staged the play ‘Box of Frogs’.