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Green Hearts: mental health

Green Hearts Mental Health Charter

Harnessing the power of community networks to promote the mental wellbeing of the Irish in Britain.

In May 2019, Green Hearts launched their mental Health charter pilot with the Tir Chonaill Gaels (TCG) Gaelic club with the aim of reducing the stigma that surrounds mental ill health.

Stigma is a real barrier that often prevents people seeking help and support, and a recent Time to Change report found that:

  • 9 out of 10 people who experience mental health problems say they face stigma and discrimination as a result
  • 60 percent of people said that stigma and discrimination are as damaging or more damaging than the symptoms of their mental health problem
  • 27 percent said stigma had made them want to give up on life

By working with our partners to deliver the Green Hearts Mental Health Charter, our aim is to cultivate environments that promote mental health awareness, understanding and inclusivity.

To find out more about the Green Hearts Mental Health Charter contact Marie from Irish in Britain at health@irishinbritain.org

As part of our pilot launch with TCG, and to coincide with Mental Health Awareness week, we organised and took part in various activities throughout the month of May: