Together we can #endthestigma of Mental Health’
Imagine everywhere you go during Mental Health Awareness Week you see thousands of people showing they want to help #endthestigma of mental health by wearing a green ribbon.
The Green Ribbon Campaign, led by The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, alongside This is Me – in the City, helps #endthestigma of mental health. The green ribbon has the simple, but powerful, message of “Together we can #endthestigma” and will be worn by thousands of employees across the City and beyond during Mental Health Awareness Week (14-18 May 2018).
Story so far
Piloted in 2017, over 165 organisations (corporate and public sector) took part sharing 85,000 ribbons, potentially reaching over 400,000 employees.
Over 10 iconic London buildings turned green for Mental Health Awareness Week
98% felt it amplified the messages of reducing the stigma, dispelling the myths and helping to build inclusive workplace cultures to improve employee wellbeing.
85% saw the ribbon outside their workplace
97% had senior management wearing green ribbons
100% would recommend the campaign.
All you need to know about the ribbons
The stigma of mental health is such a huge issue in organisations and for individuals and we want to address this. We are asking organisations to invite their employees to wear a green ribbon as a visible sign of support and to help destigmatise mental health by:
Creating a visible movement of support for ending the stigma
Showing those struggling that there is support and they are not alone
Demonstrating the level of support for this issue in your organisation
Encouraging people to share their story and to create an inclusive cultures workplace.
The Ribbons: The green ribbons and pin badges will be supplied with a backing card with details of the campaign as shown above. There is also an international version of the ribbon available.
Cost: All we ask is that you cover the cost of the ribbons which includes postage. Fundraising tins are also available if you wish to ask your employees for a donation.
Delivery: Order now to get your ribbons delivered by 6th April 2018.
Support materials: Once your ribbons are ordered, you will be emailed a toolkit with advice about how to roll out the ribbons as well as templates to help you promote the campaign.
Please visit the green ribbon page and complete the order form now to guarantee your ribbons for Mental Health Awareness Week, 14-18 May 2018.