Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees are:

Bernard McAnaney


Brendan Armstrong


Linda Megahey


Linda Megahey is a professional chartered accountant with membership of ACCA. She is an experienced board member with a proven track record both commercially and operationally. Linda has been on the board since April 2016.  She is married with three children and is a keen advocate for mental health wellness and preventative care.

Petra Wolsey

Petra Wolsey is the Group Marketing Director for The Beannchor Group. An experienced marketing professional, Petra joined the AWARE Board in 2018 after speaking openly about her personal struggles with her mental health.

Lynda Bryans

Dr Patrick McKeon

Dr Patrick McKeon, the founder of Aware in the Republic of Ireland, was involved with Gerry Ward and Helen McDonnell in establishing AWARE in Northern Ireland. He has been on the Board of AWARE in Northern Ireland since 1996. By profession, he is a Consultant Psychiatrist.

Laura Lynch

Helen McDonnell

A Psychology graduate with a PGDip in Guidance and counselling, Helen has over 25 years of experience in mental health and development. An accredited Professional Coach and mindfulness practitioner, she has been running her Personal & Professional Coaching business since 2007. Helen has been involved with AWARE as a founder member and had various roles including staff member, volunteer and now a Board member.

Gordon McElroy

Malachai O’Hara

Jarlath McCreanor

Jarlath McCreanor has for many years been a very active volunteer with AWARE.  He has been and continues to be a support group facilitator and proud owner of the AWARE car.  Jarlath represents the views of our service users on the Board.   

Jo Deehan

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


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