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15 September 2016
Local scout Niamh trekked 200km round Italy and raised money for AWARE

Local scout Niamh trekked 200km round Italy and raised money for AWARE

Local girl, Niamh Sweeney, took part in a Scouts expedition in July this year around Italy whilst fundraising for well-known mental health charity, AWARE. The trek known as “The Explorer Belt”, is the ultimate and most challenging event a Scout will undertake. It is a 10-day expedition held...

14 September 2016
Charities partner to deliver public talk on cancer and depression

Charities partner to deliver public talk on cancer and depression

Two of Northern Ireland’s leading charities, Action Cancer and AWARE with support from the Royal College of Psychiatrists in NI have teamed up to share their expertise in order to help and support people with cancer who are also struggling with depression. The impact of a cancer diagnosis can...

01 September 2016
Get ‘In the Mood’ for Portstewart Mood Walk

Get ‘In the Mood’ for Portstewart Mood Walk

AWARE is encouraging people to sign up to Portstewart’s first ever AWARE Mood Walk coming up on Friday 9 September 2016. Choose from either 5k or 10k. This is guaranteed to be the perfect way to end the summer. The walk will begin with registration at the Town Hall following on with a walk...

31 August 2016
AWARE is hiring - click here to join our Fundraising Team!

AWARE is hiring - click here to join our Fundraising Team!

AWARE is looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our Fundraising team.  To view our current vacancies and see a copy of the application pack please visit https://www.aware-ni.org/current-vacancies/ For more information, please ring Patricia on 028 71...

19 August 2016
Belfast school girl aces A Level exams despite depression diagnosis

Belfast school girl aces A Level exams despite depression diagnosis

Former Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School pupil, Emma Norris received excellent results in her A Levels despite missing six weeks of school due to depression. Emma was in her final year of school and studying for her important A Level exams when she came out of school for six weeks to help recover...

17 August 2016
More support needed for young people experiencing exam stress

More support needed for young people experiencing exam stress

Mental health charity, AWARE, believe more support is needed for young people experiencing exam stress following a report from ChildLine which shows the number of young people receiving counselling from them about their A-Level and GCSE results rose by 20% this year - with one in four sessions...

22 July 2016
Mind over matter: why mental health has become a key business issue

Mind over matter: why mental health has become a key business issue

AWARE Chief Executive Siobhan Doherty is guest blogger on Business in the Community NI's website this week. Read Siobhan's full blog on mental health in the workplace here and below. By Siobhan Doherty In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world, mental health is becoming increasingly...

16 July 2016
AWARE is hiring - click here to join our Fundraising Team!

AWARE is hiring - click here to join our Fundraising Team!

AWARE is looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our Fundraising team. We need to do more for the one in four people affected by depression. If you would like to view our current vacancies, please visit https://www.aware-ni.org/current-vacancies/  For more...

14 July 2016
AWARE congratulate Neil Lennon on speaking out about his depression

AWARE congratulate Neil Lennon on speaking out about his depression

AWARE, Northern Irelands only mental health charity working exclusively for people with depression has today commended Neil Lennon on his bravery speaking out about his battle with depression. The former Celtic boss is using his own experience of depression to help other young people battling...

06 July 2016
Register for the Mood Matters Parent & Baby programme

Register for the Mood Matters Parent & Baby programme

AWARE is delighted to be bringing the brand new Mood Matters Parent & Baby programme free of charge to the public on Wednesday 7 September in the Belfast Offices of AWARE. The Mood Matters Parent and Baby programmes places a strong emphasis on looking after the mental health of both the...

30 June 2016
AWARE delighted to be the chosen charity partner for Maxol

AWARE delighted to be the chosen charity partner for Maxol

Maxol, leading forecourt and convenience retailer has announced AWARE as their new charity partner. The aim of the partnership, which will run until at least the end of 2017, is to promote positive mental health in communities across Northern Ireland. It will support the range and level of...

24 June 2016
Together for You reaches 52,000 beneficiaries

Together for You reaches 52,000 beneficiaries

At a conference on Wednesday 22nd June, AWARE along with eight other leading mental health charities celebrated the achievement of reaching over 52,000 beneficiaries with mental health services through the Together for You project, at the La Mon House Hotel. That’s over 15% of the population of...

12 June 2016
Belfast teenager over-coming depression celebrating her 18th birthday at AWARE Mood Walk

Belfast teenager over-coming depression celebrating her 18th birthday at AWARE Mood Walk

A Belfast teenager undergoing treatment for depression, will be celebrating her 18th birthday with 18 of her friends at the Belfast AWARE Mood Walk. Emma Norris, who actually turned 18 in March this year, was unfortunately too unwell to celebrate her birthday at the time. So instead the 18...

09 June 2016
AWARE scoops up at the Institute of Fundraising Awards

AWARE scoops up at the Institute of Fundraising Awards

AWARE were delighted to be recognised in three categories at the recent Institute of Fundraising Awards held in Riddell Hall, Belfast. AWARE picked up a 'Highly Commended' certificate for the Fundraising Event of the Year category for the AWARE Mood Walks. This is an amazing achievement for us...

09 June 2016
AWARE brings Summer Mindfulness to the people of Newry

AWARE brings Summer Mindfulness to the people of Newry

AWARE is hosting a 2 hour Mindfulness workshop at the Sean Holywood Arts Centre in Newry.  The workshop taking place on Thursday 16th June from 7pm – 9pm will aim to give people a better understanding of what Mindfulness is. Participants will explore the ancient technique which is proven...

03 June 2016
FREE Mental Health Programmes

FREE Mental Health Programmes

We have a series of Mood Matters Adults and Living Life to the Full programmes coming up in Belfast and Carrickfergus. The programmes combined take shape as a 7 week programme with the Mood Matters Adult programme as the first week and the Living Life to the Full (LLTTF) course continuing for...

26 May 2016
AWARE, supports the findings of recent report which highlights exam stress as among the top cause of suicide in teenagers

AWARE, supports the findings of recent report which highlights exam stress as among the top cause of suicide in teenagers

Experts at the University of Manchester investigated the suicides of 130 people aged under 20 in England between January 2014 and April 2015. The findings showed that contributory factors in the suicides included a physical health condition such as acne or ashthma; facing exams or exam results;...

20 May 2016
Add your social share graphic to social media now!

Add your social share graphic to social media now!

We created a collection of graphics for you to share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp to help you ask your friends, family and colleagues for donations on behalf of AWARE.   Check out the social share graphics    If you haven't already set up a JustGiving page, you...

18 May 2016
Vote for AWARE in the Ulster Tatler Awards

Vote for AWARE in the Ulster Tatler Awards

The Ulster Tatler Awards are coming up and there is a chance for you to get involved by casting your vote in many categories including Northern Ireland Charity of the Year. We would love it if all of our supporters voted for AWARE in the Charity of the Year category and helped us to promote the...

17 May 2016
AWARE Mood Walks podcast!

AWARE Mood Walks podcast!

Last year hundreds of people took part in AWARE Mood Walks across Northern Ireland raising over £30,000 to help people affected by depression and to help educate more and more people about mental illness. Now the AWARE Mood Walks are back for 2016! To get you in the Mood and give you a flavour...
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