Limerick Mental Health Association is a non-profit organisation, which is affiliated to and shares the aims of Mental Health Ireland (MHI), a national voluntary organisation and last Sunday they held a Limerick Mental Health Association Green Ribbon Event in the Milk Market with live music, information stalls on mental health and wellbeing, and children’s entertainment.
Amanda Clifford, organiser of the event tells me that, “the aim of the event was to promote mental health awareness, to reduce the stigma that is attached to mental health, and to support people who experience mental health difficulties in Limerick.’
Many Limerick organisations involved with mental health such as Grow and Pieta House were present at the event, which was a great success. All during the month of May, See Change, an alliance of organisations working together through the National Stigma Reduction Partnership to bring about positive change in public attitudes and behaviour towards people with mental health problems, is rolling out a month long national green ribbon campaign to get people talking openly about mental health.
You can collect your ribbons at the train station, Arthur’s Quay food hall, the Hunt Museum, the Milk Market and at various charity shops. Please wear the green ribbon and support Limerick Mental Health.
Photos by Bryan Hayes for I Love Limerick 2015. All Rights Reserved.