AWARE welcomes Chartered Accountants Student Society Ulster as new corporate partner

AWARE welcomes Chartered Accountants Student Society Ulster as new corporate partner

Published on Wednesday, 14 April 2021

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AWARE, the depression charity for Northern Ireland is delighted to announce a new corporate partnership with Chartered Accountants Student Society Ulster (CASSU).

Chartered Accountants Student Society Ulster (CASSU) is a district society of Chartered Accountants Student Society Ireland (CASSI). As a committee, they represent the student population of Ulster who are enrolled in Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) to promote the education, welfare and advancement of these students in their journey to becoming fully qualified Chartered Accountants.

CAI students experience a lot of work and exam pressures throughout their training contract. This, combined with living through a pandemic, got them thinking about choosing a charity partner which would best cater for their wellbeing needs.  They decided that AWARE is a charity that could truly help their students.

We’re delivering a Mood Matters Workplace programme to CASSU students today which has been timed to take place before members go off on study leave ahead of their exams.  We will be following this up with a mindfulness session around Mental Health Awareness Week in May.

CASSU plans to run various events throughout the year to support and promote AWARE. Speaking on the partnership, Peter Munn, Vice-Chair, CASSU said:

“After meeting with Lisa from AWARE, I knew that we had chosen the right charity to partner with. As someone who has recently completed the CAI exams, I know the challenges that are faced by many students and therefore the importance of looking after your mental health. I hope that we can have a successful partnership together and that we, as a student body, can promote the work of this fantastic cause.”

Lisa Abell-Farrelly, Corporate Relationship Officer at AWARE said:

“We are delighted to be working with CASSU to help their students manage their mental health and wellbeing. Stress from studying and exams can be a huge issue for our young people and tools like mindfulness can really make an impact in alleviating this. We’re grateful also to have fundraising and awareness-raising support from CASSU and we look forward to the year ahead!”