Last Wednesday (24th May) a group of us from New Horizon HUB traveled into town to hand out the have a cup of tea and a chat on us packages which contained a green ribbon for mental health awareness month, a tea bag, a sachet of coffee, a package of biscuits and information on availability of help.
We broke into 3 groups and some of us stood outside the G.P.O and O’Connell Street others went to North Earl Street and the rest to Henry Street. A lot of people were very supportive and some wanted to donate money to the cause [of course we didn’t take it.] There were a few people who were very dubious and refused the free packages, they probably felt we had an ulterior motive.
But the weather was beautiful and it was a great memorable experience. We ran out of packages in record time even though we had sack loads to begin with. I certainly think we reached our goal and opened people’s eyes to mental health awareness.