Walk And Talk In Ballyseedy Woods This Sunday For Mental Health Awareness

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Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne.

A WELL-KNOWN local mental health campaigner is organising an event in Ballyseedy Woods next Sunday to in support of the Green Ribbon campaign.

Organised by Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne, ‘Let’s Talk And Walk’ will take place at 3pm from the entrance to the woods (not far from Ballygarry House Hotel) and it’s an easy woodland walk, family friendly and suitable for all ages, including buggies and dogs.

“It’s a woodland walk in support of the green ribbon campaign, where we all talk and walk, where we will be changing minds about mental health one conversation at a time,” said Colin.

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“People can turn up at 3pm get a green ribbon and walk around Ballyseedy Wood which I’ll have sign posted. By holding this event we want people to know it’s ok to talk about your mental health and it’s ok to open up, that we join as one and understand each other and walk aboit talk about it,” he added.

See Change, the National Stigma Reduction Partnership and 90 partner organisations are rolling out a month long national Green Ribbon Campaign to get people talking openly about mental health problems in May 2017.

More than 500,000 green ribbons will be distributed nationwide free of charge to spark a national conversation about mental health in boardrooms, break-rooms, chat rooms, clubhouses, arts venues, college campuses and around kitchen tables throughout Ireland.

Their aim is to make the month of May every year synonymous with promoting open conversation of mental health and challenging the stigma of mental health problems.

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  1. Wish I could be there. Sounds super. I expect it will be well attended.