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16 May 2016
Belfast teen’s depression video helps break down stigma

Belfast teen’s depression video helps break down stigma

An online video on how to talk to someone with depression made by an 18-year-old Belfast woman who has suffered from the illness has really made an impact with over 1,000 views in less than three days. Emma Norris decided to tell her story to help educate and inform people about how to talk to...

29 April 2016
Team AWARE going coastal for Run Her

Team AWARE going coastal for Run Her

Join with Team AWARE on Friday 20th May as we take on the Run Her Coastal Challenge.  AWARE will be entering a team to support all those in NI affected by depression.   Following our success at the Titanic 10k last year, we are teaming up with Runher once again to offer you the...

07 April 2016
Surfers work in tandem to support AWARE

Surfers work in tandem to support AWARE

Surfers from across the North West paired up to take part in a unique event to raise money for AWARE last month. The money raised at the tandem surfing competition, run by Portrush-based surfing school Troggs, will help AWARE provide vital services for people affected by depression across...

04 April 2016
NEW Support Group opening this week in Ards

NEW Support Group opening this week in Ards

AWARE is delighted to be opening up our 24th support group this week in Ards.   The support group will open to the public on Wednesday 6 April at 7pm in Ards Community Centre on Frances Street and will run on a fortnightly basis thereafter.    The support group will welcome...

01 April 2016
Former hostage Terry Waite in Belfast to support AWARE

Former hostage Terry Waite in Belfast to support AWARE

Author and humanitarian Terry Waite jetted into Belfast yesterday to speak at AWARE’s conference in the Europa Hotel.   Sharing his experiences with the audience about his captivity in Beirut in the 1980s, Mr Waite talked openly about the terror he faced being held in a cell underneath a...

31 March 2016
AWARE host successful conference on wellbeing in the workplace

AWARE host successful conference on wellbeing in the workplace

Depression rates in Northern Ireland are the highest in the UK with the overall prevalence of mental illness an estimated 25% higher than in England. Mental illness is costing the local economy almost £31 million each year. The long-term risk to business is huge, although local mental health and...

24 March 2016
Belfast woman raises £2000 for mental health charity AWARE

Belfast woman raises £2000 for mental health charity AWARE

Elizabeth Millar, a local lady from Glencairn has raised over £2000 for regional mental health charity AWARE, by hosting her own Masquerade Night to raise much needed funds and awareness for those affected by the illness of depression. AWARE is the only mental health charity in Northern Ireland...

21 March 2016
1 in 6 people in Northern Ireland are using anti-depressant medication

1 in 6 people in Northern Ireland are using anti-depressant medication

Statistics sought from the Health Minister show that a staggering 300,000 people in Northern Ireland have been prescribed antidepressant medication from their GP during 2014/15. More surprisingly however is that 500 of those people are aged under 15. Mental health charity, AWARE is the only...

14 March 2016
Almost £10,000 raised at the lunch event with Martin O’Neill

Almost £10,000 raised at the lunch event with Martin O’Neill

AWARE is delighted that almost £10,000 was raised at an event featuring football manager, Martin O’Neill in the Everglades Hotel on Thursday 10 March 2016.   Derry City footballing legend Felix Healy was the main event organiser. Felix said,  “AWARE does amazing work for people...

14 March 2016
Aramark names AWARE as their nominated charity for 2016

Aramark names AWARE as their nominated charity for 2016

Aramark names AWARE as their nominated charity of choice for Northern Ireland for 2016. Aramark’s Charitable Fund has raised over €380,000 since 2008.   Aramark, global provider of award winning services in food, facilities management and property, has announced its nominated charities...

14 March 2016
Peter Mark Salons raise £5000 for AWARE

Peter Mark Salons raise £5000 for AWARE

The annual Petermarkathon fundraiser, an initiative organised by Peter Mark Hair to support local charities took place in Peter Mark Salons throughout Northern Ireland. This year the Peter Mark team chose to support AWARE to raise much needed funds for the charity and specifically its work...

09 March 2016
AWARE are 'unsurprised' at the rise in antidepressant use among teenagers

AWARE are 'unsurprised' at the rise in antidepressant use among teenagers

The World Health Organisation has said that a rise in the use of anti-depressant drugs among children is a concern.However, AWARE, the only mental health charity in Northern Ireland working exclusively for people with depression and bipolar has today said that the rise in antidepressant...

01 March 2016
Rates of depression in teenagers have soared in past 25 years

Rates of depression in teenagers have soared in past 25 years

Leading mental health and depression charity, AWARE has today expressed concern that the rates of depression among teenagers in the UK has soared in the past 25 years.   The article from the Independent newspaper revealed that rates of depression and anxiety among teenagers...

29 February 2016
Let's talk about perinatal mental health @sportrelief #MumTalk

Let's talk about perinatal mental health @sportrelief #MumTalk

As part of a series of new short films produced by Sport Relief, TV presenter Fern Britton shared her experience of maternal mental health alongside other mums and dads from across the UK, who have also been affected, on Wednesday 24th February. The powerful personal stories were shared on Sport...

18 February 2016
AWARE now accepting relay teams for Malin to Mizen

AWARE now accepting relay teams for Malin to Mizen

AWARE is delighted to announce that we are now accepting relay teams to take part in our Malin to Mizen cycle challenge in May 2016. If you were interested in taking part in the cycle challenge but feel that the 416 mile cycle is to challenging for you as an individual; why not participate with...

15 February 2016
AWARE Celebrates 20 Years in Derry

AWARE Celebrates 20 Years in Derry

AWARE recently kicked off its 20-year anniversary events in the Guildhall.   Hosted by the Lord Mayor, Cllr. Elisha McCallion, the event reflected on the early days of the charity by hearing from its founding members, Gerry Ward and Dr Pat McKeon, as well as its current Chief Executive,...

15 February 2016
Charities call on the next NI Executive to have fair and equal policies for those living with mental ill-health

Charities call on the next NI Executive to have fair and equal policies for those living with mental ill-health

AWARE, as part of the Together For You project along with eight other leading charities have come together to call on all the political parties to commit to ring fencing funding for mental health, and providing better leadership on the way forward in the post Bamford era. The charities, which...

08 February 2016
Martin O’Neill to take part in an exclusive lunch and question and answer session for AWARE.

Martin O’Neill to take part in an exclusive lunch and question and answer session for AWARE.

AWARE is the only mental health charity in Northern Ireland working exclusively for those with depression and bipolar disorder. The charity which is in its 20th anniversary year, is hosting the event in the Everglades Hotel on Thursday 10 March 2016 at 1pm. Martin O’Neill has been managing the...

28 January 2016
AWARE launch Poetry Competition

AWARE launch Poetry Competition

AWARE has launched a Poetry Competition for post-primary schools to celebrate World Poetry Day on 21st March 2016 The poetry competition in in celebration of World Poetry Day 2016. Declared by UNESCO in 1999, World Poetry Day was set aside to celebrate and recognise reading The poetry...

22 January 2016
Training tips for Malin to Mizen

Training tips for Malin to Mizen

This summer brave fundraisers will be cycling the full length of Ireland to raise money to help people affected by depression. AWARE’s 416-mile Malin to Mizen cycle challenge (www.aware-ni.org/malintomizen) is open to anyone with a basic level of fitness – you don’t have to be an...
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