Green Ribbon Campaign aims to end stigma of discussing mental health at work
We’re proud to wear our green ribbon in support of The Lord Mayor’s appeal charity campaign: Together we can #endthestigma - This is me, in the city.
As Rachel Moss at the Huffington Post points out:
“Workers across the capital will be wearing a green ribbon this month to send a clear message: mental health issues are nothing to be ashamed of in the workplace.
The Green Ribbon Campaign (which has been created by The Lord Mayor’s appeal charity) is encouraging employees to wear a green ribbon to create a culture of openness in the workplace when it comes to mental health.
Each ribbon is branded with the words “Together we can #endthestigma” - and the message couldn’t have come sooner.
According to the mental health charity Mind, one in six employees in the UK is living with a mental health condition such as anxiety, depression or stress, but many are suffering in silence.
A recent survey found that one in five people felt they couldn’t tell their boss if they were overly stressed at work, and less than half of people diagnosed with a mental health issue had told their manager.
The Green Ribbon campaign is being launched in partnership with the ‘This is me – in the city’ initiative, which works to end the stigma around mental health in London’s financial district.
Business leaders can order a batch of green ribbons to be handed out in their workplace and employees are encouraged to wear theirs throughout Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 (8 - 14 May), to show solidarity for anyone living with a mental illness."
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