A walk will be held at the Coillte Forest Park in Avondale, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow on Sunday, May 6th at 3.00pm. The walk is part of a series of walks taking place throughout Ireland at Coillte Forest Parks during May 2017 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.
This is not a fund raising event – It is an awareness campaign.
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.
There will be 3 walk leaders they will speak about forestry, nature, nature therapy (mindfulness in the wood), and there will a family friendly buggy walk.
During the course of the afternoon there will be a positive mental health talk given by author Michaela Avlund, a Danish author a book on Happiness and Positive Psychology Skills.
For children there is a playground at Avondale and there will be face painters there from 3.00pm to 5.00pm.
To round off the afternoon there will be a cup of tea and cake.
Car parking is free of charge.