AWARE is the Depression Charity for Northern Ireland.

A Derry-born charity, we now have two offices; one in Derry/Londonderry and a second office in Belfast. AWARE has an established network of 23 support groups in rural and urban areas across the country, which are run by our trained volunteers. Support groups welcome people with depression and bipolar disorder as well as carers for people with the illness. We also deliver Information Outreach sessions and attend community events to give more information about AWARE and our services.

AWARE delivers mental health and well-being programmes into communities, schools, colleges, universities and workplaces. These programmes include our suite of Mood Matters programmes, Living Life to the Full, Mental Health First Aid and Mindfulness

AWARE has a fundraising department organising fundraising events in schools and communities throughout Northern Ireland.

Our offices are closed temporarily in line with government restrictions. We have a Support Line in place for mental health support and information. The Support Line operates Mon - Fri 11am - 3pm. Please call 07548530931 or 07340488254

You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a member of the team will get back to you. 

Click the play icon to watch real life stories of Depression and recovery, and the support that AWARE can give. 

Latest News

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021! (10th-16th May)

Join Team AWARE as we mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 Celebrating 25 years...

Maternal Mental Health Awareness week! (3rd-9th of May 2021)

Theme: Journeys to Recovery #myjourneytorecovery For expecting parents,...

Tyrone men to undertake brutal running challenge in aid of AWARE

A group of Tyrone men with a desire to raise funds for a mental health charity...

AWARE celebrates 25th Anniversary with exciting new fundraising challenge!

This year, we're celebrating 25 years of AWARE! AWARE offers support,...

Find Your Nearest AWARE Support Group

AWARE offer 23 Support Groups throughout Northern Ireland open to people aged 18+ who are living with Depression or Bipolar Disorder. These groups are totally free of charge and no referral is needed. 

Social Media

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About Depression

Symptoms of Depression


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Support Groups

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AWARE is the depression charity for Northern Ireland and the only charity working exclusively for those with depression and bipolar disorder.


Tel: 028 9035 7820

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Tel: 028 7126 0602

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