Minister for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly launched the 2018 Green Ribbon Campaign. This year a series of forest walks are happening right across the country encouraging people to get out and walk and talk.
The Let’s Talk & Walk series of walks are taking place throughout Ireland at Coillte Forest Parks and trails during May 2018 to promote the Green Ribbon and raise awareness to improve mental health.
Just like the pink ribbon became a symbol for breast cancer awareness the Green Ribbon has been established as the international symbol for mental health awareness and has been introduced to Ireland by See Change.
The Let’s Talk & Walk – Green Ribbon walks are hosted by Coillte in collaboration with IFA, Mental Health Ireland and See Change.
The walks provide an opportunity for friends, families and communities to connect with one another whilst being mindful of their own and others’ mental health and wellbeing enjoying two things inherent to us in Ireland….Nature and Talking!”
Coillte are keen to drive the health agenda encouraging people to enjoy their walks and forest parks throughout the country which can deliver a range of physical and mental health benefits to the people who use them.
We wish to invite you to join and look forward to meeting you at any of the locations below; Car parking is free of charge.
Sunday, 27th May 2018 @ 3 pm Ards Forest Park, Co. Donegal
Sunday, 27th May 2018 @ 3 pm Raheen Woods, Castlebar, Co. Mayo