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A 'Green Ribbon' walk for mental health takes place at Avondale Forest Park.

A 'Green Ribbon' walk for mental health takes place at Avondale Forest Park.

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A 'Green Ribbon' walk for mental health takes place at Avondale Forest Park.

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A Mental Health Awareness walk takes place at Avondale Forest Park in Rathdrum on Sunday, September 26.

The walk will be hosted by Coillte for See Change, Wicklow Mental Health and Wicklow IFA. The event is being held to promote the ‘Green Ribbon’ and raise awareness to improve mental and physical health.

Charlie Burke of Wicklow Mental Health said; “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 walk will give us an opportunity to walk with friends, families, and communities and connect with one another whilst being mindful of our own and others’ mental health and wellbeing to enjoy two things inherent to us in Ireland….nature and talking.

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“We are all aware of the difficult times we have been through in the past few years and would encourage you to join us while observing public health guidelines.”

The walk isn’t a fundraising event, and is instead aimed at raising awareness. Car parking will be available free of charge at Avondale Forest Park for participants and the walk gets underway at 3 p.m..


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