Green Ribbon Event – Avondale Forest Park in Rathdrum Today at 3.00pm

The 7th annual “Green Ribbon -Let’s Talk & Walk” series of walks are taking place throughout Ireland at Coillte Forest Parks and trails during May 2019 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 national Let’s Talk & Walk – Green Ribbon walks are hosted by Coillte in collaboration with IFA, Mental Health Ireland and See Change.

The Wicklow event is hosted by Coillte in collaboration with Wicklow IFA at  Avondale Forest Park in Rathdrum at 3.00pm on Sunday, May 5th 2019. The forest park is 2 kilometres south of Rathdrum on the L2149.

The event provides 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!”

There are a variety of walks to suit everybody including a buggy friendly walk, mindfulness in the woods and a mental health talk, there is also playground and face painters for young and not so young to enjoy.

We are all keen to drive the health agenda encouraging people to enjoy the walks in forest parks and trails throughout the country which can deliver a range of physical and mental health benefits to the people who use them.

There will be refreshments after the walk

This is not a fund raising event– It is an awareness campaign.

Car parking is free of charge and All are welcome to attend.

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