See Change Ireland hosts panel discussion on social exclusion

See Change Ireland hosts panel discussion on social exclusion

See Change Ireland’s month-long Green Ribbon campaign to end the stigma around mental health is entering its second week.

The Green Ribbon campaign seeks to get as many people as possible talking about mental health.

Throughout the month-long campaign the public will also be encouraged wear a green ribbon – the international symbol for mental health awareness. The ribbons can be purchased from Boots stores, Eir stores, Iarnród Éireann stations and AIB branches

The theme of Green Ribbon 2021 campaign is inclusion.

In the coming weeks the campaign will create a conversation around exclusion, where it shows up in society and what people can do to become more inclusive.

For the week ahead, the focus will be on the topic of social exclusion and later today (3-4pm), Thursday, September 9, See Change Ireland will host an online panel discussion on this topic, in association with the National Office of Suicide Prevention (NOSP):

Hosted by Ollie Skehan, National Suicide Bereavement Support Coordinator at the National Suicide Prevention (NOSP) the participating panellists will include Dr. Patrick O’Donnell, Clinical Fellow in Social Inclusion, School of Medicine, UL; Nicki Killeen, National Social Inclusion Office, HSE and Barbara Brennan, See Change Programmes Team Leader.

You can register to participate via this LINK.

Find out more about the Green Ribbon 2021 campaign HERE.

For information on local mental health supports and services please click HERE.