A campaign to highlight and tackle mental health issues has been launched today.
Called the See Change Green Ribbon campaign, its aim is to ask people to wear a green ribbon and bring the issue of mental health problems into the public in the same way as the pink ribbon represented the campaign against breast cancer.
Instrumental in promoting the campaign in North Tipperary Fine Gael TD, Noel Coonan. He has met with representatives of the campaign to determine how Oireachtas members could help with their national awareness campaign which runs throughout the month of May.
As such, he and his collegues arranged for the Taoiseach and other party leaders to support the campaign and attend its launch which took place at lunchtime today at government buildings.
The campaign web site is located at greenribbon.ie