Green Ribbon Mental Health campaign month
Green Ribbon Campaign
The annual See Change Green Ribbon campaign aims to spread awareness about all mental health difficulties to help end mental health stigma and discrimination.
The Green Ribbon theme for 2023 is judgement. Across the month, See Change will explore what mental health judgement is, where it shows up across society, how judgement impacts people with mental health difficulties, and what we call all do to help end the unfair judgement of ourselves and others.
See Change is Ireland’s organisation dedicated to ending mental health stigma. Our work is informed by people with lived experiences of mental health difficulties, who are best placed to give insight into mental health stigma and discrimination.
Green Ribbon FAQs https://seechange.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Green-Ribbon-FAQs-2023.pdf
Download resources https://seechange.ie/download-our-supporters-pack/
What is judgement
During this week, we will look at what judgement is in the context of having a mental health difficulty. We will explore why and how we judge others (consciously or subconsciously).
*Dublin launch event this week on Friday 1st September
Where judgement shows up in society
We will provide information about what mental health judgement looks like in society and how it can negatively impact a person with mental health difficulties. *Cork launch event this week on Tuesday 5th September *World Suicide Prevention Day falls on Sunday of this week, 10th September
What judgement feels like
The focus for this week will be on what it feels like to be judged. We will be sharing stories from people with lived experience of mental health judgement, stigma and discrimination and how it made them feel from a mental health perspective.
Behaviours of judgement
We will be exploring some of the behaviours of being judged and judging others, including exclusion, discrimination and unconscious bias.
A week to see change – what can we do to help end the judgement of ourselves and others?
For our final week, we will be focusing on the practical things that we can all do to help end mental health judgement. We will also launch our 2023 Pass the Ribbon video this week.