Doing Our Bit for The Green Ribbon Campaign
As part of the month long national green ribbon campaign we have been doing our bit to raise awareness by putting up posters around our centre, handing out green ribbons to everyone and starting our own conversations about challenging the stigma of mental health problems.
We watched some of the videos on www.greenribbon.ie, which we found to be very informative and helpful.
“We watched a video about talking to each other about our different problems. I thought this was good.”- Paula Costello
“Anyone could have a mental health problem and you might not know.”- Roy Quinn
“Some people need to talk to people about their problems. I would like them to know that they can talk to me. I’d like to help.” – Anthony Murray
As part of the ‘Visual and Performing Arts Module’ we used a large roll of green material and took some great photographs outside in the sunshine.
We also made our own large scale green ribbon . We hope you like it.
“I had never done anything like this before. It was great fun.”- Mary McGuirk
“It was great to see everyone coming together and messing around with the green material outside.”- Deirdre Mills
“If things are blocking up your mind you should talk to people about it.” – Stephen Deegan
“Be nice to each other, that is what I learnt today.”- Tony Foy
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