Green Ribbon Campaign 2017

Green Ribbon month kicks off on 1st May 2017.  See Change is asking everyone to wear a green ribbon to support the movement to spark a national conversation about mental health in Ireland’s boardrooms, break-rooms, chat rooms, clubhouses, arts venues and around kitchen tables.  Are you thinking about getting your community talking about mental health for Green Ribbon month?  This year, half a million ribbons are available free of charge.  Orders will be accepted for 50 or more, with individual ribbons available from Irish Rail stations and all Boots stores throughout May.

Male Walking Football and Health Information Project

You are invited to apply for a place on an eight week 'Male Walking Football and Health Information Project' which will commence on Tuesday 25th April 2017, from 11.00am - 12.30pm, in the Jethro Centre, Lurgan, Co. Armagh.  In addition to a weekly walking football session, there will be health checks and health information talks.  If this is something you would like to get involved in, contact Frances Haughey on Tel: 07500 772905  |  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Do you Support Someone with Cancer?

If you are supporting someone with a cancer diagnosis, researchers from Queen’s University Belfast would like to hear about: your experience and the impact on you; how you cope; the support you might need.  This would involve an informal interview with a researcher and the completion of a short questionnaire.  To participate, you must: live in Northern Ireland; be over the age of 18 years; be a spouse/partner, family member, or close friend of the person with cancer; support someone with cancer who has now finished or is coming towards the end of their treatment.  If you'd be willing to take part in this study, contact Emily for further information at Tel: 02890 975764  |  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Stop Targeting Kids Petition

The Irish Heart Foundation is inviting everyone to sign their petition to stop junk food and drink brands deliberately targeting children behind their parents’ backs on social media.  One in four children in Ireland is obese or overweight.  However, slick marketing tactics by junk food brands help establish and encourage eating habits that cause obesity and can have lifelong and, sometimes, life-limiting health consequences.  The Irish Heart Foundation is asking government to end the daily bombardment of such adverts by regulating online and social media marketing, and extending the current broadcast ban to 9.00pm.  Find out more at:

Good Practice: Developing a Sexual Health Policy

This one-day training seeks to increase the knowledge and skills of participants to support the development of a sexual health policy within their respective organisations.  It will be of interest to workers who are addressing the sexual health needs of young people through the provision of education, support and advocacy services, as well as other related service provision.  The training is co-facilitated by the National Youth Council of Ireland and HIV Ireland, and will take place on Thursday 4th May 2017, from 10.00am to 4.30pm, in HIV Ireland, 70 Eccles Street, Dublin 7.  Places can be booked at:

Research into Young Men and Unintended Pregnancy

A PhD student from the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Queen's University Belfast is conducting research into young men - aged 16 to 24 years - who have experience of an unintended pregnancy.  The video below explains what it's all about and how to get involved ...

Turn Off the Red Light

The Men's Development Network (MDN) runs the White Ribbon Campaign in Ireland.  They would like to invite you to Turn Off the Red Light's event to mark the passing of the Sexual Offences Act in Ireland which brings the Nordic Model into legislation here.  This event will take place on Wednesday 8th March 2017, from 11.00am - 1.00pm, in City Hall, Dublin.  In addition to the sexual offences covered in the Act, MDN's White Ribbon Campaign also includes prostitution as violence against women.  There will be a strong line-up of speakers at this event including Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Frances FitzGerald and women survivors of prostitution.  To book a place, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.