Tallaght Hospital held their Green Ribbon event in Killinarden Community Centre today.
Prof. George Swanwick gave a fascinating talk about mental health. It was about mental health as you age for Mental Health Awareness Month. He was very informative about the connection between physical and mental health eg. Alzheimer’s. He explained their was an increase in the age of people suffering mental health issues over the last few years.
There was several stands representing the various groups who deal with mental health including New Horizon and there was lots of free samples of Green Ribbons, Armbands and information about each organisation.
New Horizon HUB handed out envelopes containing a teabag, coffee, biscuits, a green ribbon and a message on on the front and inside the envelope encouraging people to ‘Have a cuppa have a chat’.