Dermot Lambert, the former vocalist of Dublin band Blink, is fronting a new campaign to get people to talk openly about their mental health.

The Green Ribbon campaign is taking place during the month of May and will see 150,000 free ribbons distributed nationwide.

The drive is being organised by See Change, a partnership of more than 80 Irish organisations working to open minds about mental health issues.

They say they hope the ribbons will "spark a national conversation about mental health in Ireland’s boardrooms, break-rooms, chat-rooms, clubhouses, arts venues, college campuses and around kitchen tables."

Lambert, who released three platinum-selling albums and scored hits such as Going to Nepal, Cello and It's Not My Fault with Blink, is also releasing Hey Sean, the first single from his solo debut album Tiny, to raise funds and awareness of the campaign.

Hey Sean can be pre-ordered on iTunes and will officially go on sale on Friday, May 17th with all proceeds going towards the Green Ribbon campaign.

Watch the video for Hey Sean here:

Lambert continues to work on his Garageland Project which organised early shows by The Script, Ryan Sheridan, Royseven, Delorentos and Ham Sandwich.

Tiny is set for ready for release on June 28th.

For more information on the green ribbon campaign see www.greenribbon.ie, www.facebook.com/greenribbonIRL www.twitter.com/greenribbonIRL