Mental Health Awareness week – Green Ribbon Campaign

THIS IS me – THE GREEN RIBBON CAMPAIGN

UNIVERSITY OF WORCESTER: DURING MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK (14-20 May 2018)

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This new initiative builds on the inspiring impact of the ‘This is Me – in the City’, whose mission is committed to changing attitudes towards mental health, collaborating to build inclusive workplace cultures, reducing stigma, dispelling myths and improving employee wellbeing.

The stigma of mental health is such a huge issue in organisations and for individuals and we want to address this. We are inviting University staff and students to wear a green ribbon as a visible sign of support and to help de-stigmatise 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 inclusive cultures

Imagine everywhere you go around the University during Mental Health Awareness Week (14-18 May 2018) you see staff and students showing they want to help #endthestigma of mental health by wearing a green ribbon.

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The University is piloting the Green Ribbon Campaign to help #endthestigma of mental health. The green ribbon has the simple, but powerful, message of “Together we can #endthestigma”.

Green ribbons will be available to pick up at reception on St John’s and City Campus, Firstpoint, Students’ Union, The Hive and Jenny Lind.

We are encouraging staff and students across the University to wear a green ribbon during Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May 2018).

Are you interested in joining a staff mental health network providing informal peer support while contributing to creating a mentally healthy workplace at the University? Email: j_smith@worc.ac.uk for more details.

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