The green ribbon is the international symbol of mental health awareness. Did you know that the average adult will say "I'm fine" 14 times per week, yet only 19% actually mean it? At the Mental Health Foundation, we encourage people to wear the pin to create walking safe spaces for people to talk about mental health.
As well as ordering your own green ribbon, you can encourage your friends and family to buy and wear one with pride.
If you are sharing via Facebook, you can add a Facebook donate button to your post to collect extra donations for the Mental Health Foundation!:
You can also help us spread the word by sharing your story online. Simply post a picture and tell us why you are wearing your green ribbon pin with our hashtag #PinItForMentalHealth. You can find us on Instagram: @mentalhealthfoundation and Twitter: @mentalhealth.
We provide high-quality, evidence-based information on a range of mental health topics, all of which are free to download.
How to use our virtual green ribbon on Instagram:
- Open Stories
- Take/upload an image or video
- Simply access the gif function and search "Green ribbon"
- Select the ribbon as shown below and post it to your Instagram story
You can tag us across social media – we would love to see what you get up to:
Download our guides for more information on how to look after your mental health.