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17 January 2016
Brighten up Blue Monday

Brighten up Blue Monday

Blue Monday is the name given to the 'most depressing day of the year' which typically falls on the third Monday in January. However, for people with depression, everyday can feel like a 'blue Monday.' Here at AWARE, we are using Blue Monday as an opportunity to raise awareness of the illness of...

14 January 2016
AWARE to host public talk in Newtownards

AWARE to host public talk in Newtownards

AWARE will be holding the sixth in a series of public talks in The Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards on the 26th January 2016 at 7pm (refreshments at 6.45pm). As the only mental health charity in Northern Ireland dedicated to helping those with depression, AWARE hope that the public talks...

13 January 2016
Register for Malin to Mizen for only £20!

Register for Malin to Mizen for only £20!

Celebrate AWARE's 20th anniversary and be one of the first 20 people to register for our Malin to Mizen cycle for only £20. As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations we are offering £20 registration to the first 20 people to register for our Malin to Mizen cycle. There is limited...

09 January 2016
Fundraisers brave the cold at AWARE New Year Splash Event

Fundraisers brave the cold at AWARE New Year Splash Event

More than 60 brave fundraisers made a splash in the chilly waters of Newcastle Beach to raise money and awareness for a local mental health charity, AWARE. Saturday’s (January 9) New Year Splash was hosted by AWARE (formerly Aware Defeat Depression) who provide a range of services to help...

06 January 2016
Update: New Years Day Splash

Update: New Years Day Splash

Following advice from the RNLI, unfortunately we had to postpone the scheduled Splash Event on 1 January 2016.   However, we are now delighted to have a new date organised for Saturday 9 January at 10:30am with all the finer details remaining the same.   Participants are asked to...

06 January 2016
Malin to Mizen - Exercise your way to better health

Malin to Mizen - Exercise your way to better health

Let’s face it most of us overindulged at Christmas, so now it’s January we will probably need to work off the festive excesses. It’s always hard to start exercising, but the secret is getting started. Exercise is not only good for your waistline; it is also good to help...

17 December 2015
AWARE launching '12 days of Christmas' on Christmas Day

AWARE launching '12 days of Christmas' on Christmas Day

AWARE are launching a social media campaign providing comfort to those experiencing low mood over the Christmas period.   The campaign entitled, ‘12 days of Christmas’ will be publicised on the AWARE Facebook account from Christmas Day. If you don't have a Facebook account you can...

09 December 2015
Free Mindfulness information evening in Newry

Free Mindfulness information evening in Newry

Due to the huge support shown by the people of Newry and the demand for our Mindfulness Programme, AWARE (formerly Aware Defeat Depression) is coming to the John Paul Conference Suite (Newry Conference and Banqueting Centre) for an evening of Mindfulness on Monday 14th of December from...

02 December 2015
School pupils singing their way to the top at the iconic Guildhall

School pupils singing their way to the top at the iconic Guildhall

Mental Health Charity AWARE (formerly Aware Defeat Depression) is hosting, ‘Singing Star North West’ a singing competition for young people from schools across Derry on Friday 26th February 2015 at the beautiful Guildhall. Applications are still open and any young person with a keen interest...

27 November 2015
Do One Thing on Global Giving day

Do One Thing on Global Giving day

The global social media charity drive #GivingTuesday is set to take Northern Ireland by storm on Tuesday, December 1st and AWARE will be part of it! Giving Tuesday is a worldwide movement that started four years ago as a response to the spending splurge of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It has...

19 November 2015
In a season where there can be ‘di-stress' learn how to ‘de-stress’ with a free Mindfulness information evening in CRUN

In a season where there can be ‘di-stress' learn how to ‘de-stress’ with a free Mindfulness information evening in CRUN

Due to the huge support shown by the people of Coleraine and the demand for our Mindfulness Programme, AWARE (formerly Aware Defeat Depression) is returning to CRUN for an evening of Mindfulness on Monday 30th November from 7pm-8.30pm.  Those in attendance will get a real understanding of...

19 November 2015
Mental health charity echoes calls for Livingstone apology over “psychiatric help” comments

Mental health charity echoes calls for Livingstone apology over “psychiatric help” comments

One of Northern Ireland’s leading mental health charities has echoed calls for former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone to apologise for saying an opponent, who had previously suffered from depression, needed"psychiatric help". AWARE (formerly Aware Defeat...

12 November 2015
AWARE to host public talk in Limavady

AWARE to host public talk in Limavady

AWARE will be holding the fifth in a series of public talks in The Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, Main Street, Limavady on the 26th November 2015 at 7pm (refreshments at 6.45). As the only charity in Northern Ireland dedicated to helping those with depression, the charity hope that the...

11 November 2015
AWARE launches first Mindfulness Day for Northern Ireland

AWARE launches first Mindfulness Day for Northern Ireland

Leading depression and mental health charity AWARE has launched Northern Ireland’s first Mindfulness Day and is encouraging us to be more mindful of each other, especially on November 10 from today onwards.   The event saw a range of people from the third sector and the business...

10 November 2015
Get On Your Bike For AWARE

Get On Your Bike For AWARE

To coincide with its 20th anniversary, leading depression and mental health charity, AWARE is setting its supporters a challenging cycle to help raise awareness of the ongoing challenge faced by 1 in 4 people in Northern Ireland who suffer from depression. The 416-mile journey takes place...

10 November 2015
AWARE launch a ‘Traveller Mental and Emotional Wellbeing Project’ with Public Health Agency

AWARE launch a ‘Traveller Mental and Emotional Wellbeing Project’ with Public Health Agency

AWARE has launched a three year ‘Traveller Mental and Emotional Wellbeing Project.’ Funded by the Public Health Agency (PHA), this project aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health within the Traveller community and provide practical support to promote mental and emotional...

05 November 2015
Asking for help isn’t a weakness, it’s a strength

Asking for help isn’t a weakness, it’s a strength

AWARE are part of the Together For You project. Throughout the month of November, Together For You are running a campaign to encourage Men to look after their mental health and wellbeing by seeking help early.  By asking the question “Are you trying to remain strong and silent?”,...

03 November 2015
AWARE host successful “Public Talk” in Craigavon

AWARE host successful “Public Talk” in Craigavon

We are delighted at how successful the recent public talk in Craigavon was. The event entitled, “Let’s Talk about it… A conversation on depression” was held in The Craigavon Civic & Conference Centre, Craigavon on Wednesday 28th of October and was well attended by members of...

03 November 2015
Mental health care in NI can’t be left behind, warns charity

Mental health care in NI can’t be left behind, warns charity

One of Northern Ireland’s leading mental health charities has called on the Stormont Assembly to ensure mental health patients here aren’t left behind patients elsewhere in the UK following the launch of a major campaign calling for more funding in England. AWARE (formerly Aware Defeat...

29 October 2015
Public Talk in Carrickfergus

Public Talk in Carrickfergus

‘Let’s talk about it… a conversation on depression.’ The next public talk will be in Carrickfergus on 11 November  After three successful events in Bangor, Coalisland and Craigavon, the fourth in these series of talks will be held in The Jubilee Hall, Carrickfergus Town Hall,...
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