Stamp Out Stigma 5K at Clontarf

22 Apr 2014

The seafront at Clontarf will provide the backdrop to a very special 5k Stamp Out Stigma walk as part of the national Green Ribbon campaign to get people talking about mental health on Sunday 18th May. This 5k walk to Stamp Out Stigma is brought to you by "See Change", members of the Dublin Bay Running Club and will be opened Senator Averil Power.

This 5k is free to enter, open to all ages and abilities and starts at the Wind Monunment Alfie Byrne Road at 12 noon.

Spearheading this initiative is local resident Gary Seery. As a member of Dublin Bay Running Club and active ambassador for the See Change campaign, Gary decided to combine his twin passions and provide his fellow dubliners with the opportunity to experience the benefits of using exercise for your mental health.

The annual Green Ribbon Campaign to promote open discussion of mental health is brought to you by See Change, the National Mental Health Stigma Reduction Partnership. Throughout May, hundreds of local and national events will take place as part of the Green Ribbon national calendar. This social movement to encourage a national conversation about mental health is led by 90 partner organisations, hundreds of volunteers and an unprecedented 50 campaign ambassadors with real-life experience of mental health problems ready to share their own stories to help others and end stigma.