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28 October 2015
AWARE launching their Annual Mindfulness Day

AWARE launching their Annual Mindfulness Day

We are launching our Annual Mindfulness Day on Tuesday 10 November at the Stormont Hotel and are inviting all our supporters to attend.   The event will explore the benefits of Mindfulness from a participants point of view as well as hearing all about Mindfulness from our expert...

27 October 2015
#AWAREDOT winner announced...

#AWAREDOT winner announced...

On the run up to World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October, we asked our Facebook and Twitter followers to tell us things they do to improve their mental health and well-being. Each person that commented with their #AWAREDOT idea was then entered into a draw to win a signed Stephen Ferris...

20 October 2015
Leading hairdressers Peter Mark supporting AWARE

Leading hairdressers Peter Mark supporting AWARE

We are very excited to be part of the latest fundraising initiative from leading hairdressers Peter Mark. The 'Petermarkathon' will be happening during October 23 - October 26th.   Peter Mark salons in both Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland will be fundraising for the the AWARE...

08 October 2015

AWARE to host public talk in Coalisland

AWARE are hosting ten public talks throughout Northern Ireland during 2015/16. AWARE have already hosted successful talks in Bangor and in Coalisland.   As depression affects 1 in 4 of the population at some stage in their lives.  AWARE believe that it is vital for people with...

06 August 2015
Join team AWARE for the Titanic Runher challenge

Join team AWARE for the Titanic Runher challenge

Join with Team Aware in October this year as we take on the Titanic 5k and 10k Runher. Aware will be entering a team to support all those in NI affected by depression. This year we are teaming up with Runher to offer you the opportunity to run/walk or jog for AWARE and support all those people...

06 August 2015
Becoming a member of AWARE

Becoming a member of AWARE

AWARE is a membership organisation and we are inviting members of the public to register with us to become a member at no charge.  The membership form will soon be available for you to fill in online. In the meantime, the membership form is available for you to download in two parts. Please...

25 June 2015
Together For You reaches over 24,000 individuals

Together For You reaches over 24,000 individuals

Since its launch in October 2013, Together For You, a partnership project funded by the Big Lottery Fund, has reached over 24,000 individuals in Northern Ireland with their mental health services, including those delivered by Aware. Led by Action Mental Health (AMH), services are delivered in...

28 May 2015
Artist draws on experience to help AWARE

Artist draws on experience to help AWARE

An up and coming illustrator from Holywood, who has dealt with depression and anxiety since her teens, is auctioning her latest work to raise money for Aware.  Organised by AWARE Support Group facilitator and event organiser, Aoife Kenny, this magical night that will have you singing along...

23 May 2015
"Be Our Guest" for Derry Disney Gala

"Be Our Guest" for Derry Disney Gala

If you love the songs from all the Disney classics you’ll not want to miss this fabulous fundraising event on Saturday, May 23rd at the Maldron Hotel in Derry in aid of Aware Defeat Depression and Link Music. Organised by Aware Support Group facilitator and event organiser, Aoife Kenny, this...

18 May 2015
Double your donation with Local Giving

Double your donation with Local Giving

We have some fantastic fundraising news - for the next two weeks anyone who donates to Aware through Local Giving will have their donation matched by Local Giving up to £50. That means if you donate £50 Aware will receive £100. If you donate £5 Aware will receive £5. The campaign will...

01 May 2015
Become a member

Become a member

BECOME A MEMBER OF AWARE   Why become a member? Becoming a member of Aware Defeat Depression helps us to reach out to more and more people. Membership is free and we hope to be able to grow our Membership to become a unified voice which can be influential and improve the lives of people...

20 April 2015
Be Aware of depression during this week, April 20-27, 2015

Be Aware of depression during this week, April 20-27, 2015

Northern Ireland’s leading depression charity, Aware Defeat Depression is asking people to be more conscious of depression during Depression Awareness Week, which starts on Monday 20 April and runs until Sunday 27 April 2015.   According to...

17 April 2015
New Mindfulness Courses

New Mindfulness Courses

PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP THIS MAY WITH NEW MINDFULNESS COURSES   We all lead busy lives and there is nothing wrong in looking for support to get through the ups and downs, so says one local charity as it launches courses to focus on our mental health and overall wellbeing. Kicking off in...

12 April 2015
Cycle4Light

Cycle4Light

Aware.ie in the Republic of Ireland are hosting a weekend festival this May in the beautiful surroundings of Connemara to raise money to help people affected by depression across the Republic. It will be a fantastic event and any budding cyclists are encouraged to take part in the Connemara...

09 April 2015
West Belfast Support Group

West Belfast Support Group

Our new fortnightly West Belfast Support Group is now open. It runs fortnightly on Thursdays, 6.30pm-8pm. The group, held at Falls Library, like all our Support Groups, will provide a welcoming platform for people affected by depression to talk openly to other people with the illness. We have...

27 January 2015
Aware on BBC Newsline

Aware on BBC Newsline

BBC Newsline featured an extended piece on depression and Mindfulness on their January 26 bulletin. The piece featured an interview with Sam, who had suffered from depression and practices Mindfulness to help relieve stress and anxiety. You can watch the piece again by clicking here.

04 November 2014
Sporting heroes endorse positive mental health programme

Sporting heroes endorse positive mental health programme

Sport NI, in conjunction with Aware Defeat Depression, has launched a Mental Health and Wellbeing pilot programme, operating until April 2015, which will target all aspects of positive mental health through sport from Grassroots to Developmental and High Performance level. The new programme will...

20 October 2014
Failure to fully address perinatal mental health problems costs over £8billion

Failure to fully address perinatal mental health problems costs over £8billion

20 October 2014 Failure to fully address perinatal mental health problems carries a total economic and social long-term cost to society of over £8 billion for each one-year cohort of births in the UK, according to a new report ‘The costs of perinatal mental health problems’ released today...

10 October 2014
Together For You celebrates World Mental Health Day

Together For You celebrates World Mental Health Day

10 October 2014 As part of World Mental Health Day, Together For You organised a mental health and wellbeing promotional event in CastleCourt, Belfast, yesterday.  Together For You is a mental health and wellbeing project funded by the Big Lottery Fund and Aware Defeat Depression is one of...

09 October 2014

O2 Northern Ireland raising money for Aware Defeat Depression at Grand Opera House Casino Night

9 October 2014 Staff from o2 Northern Ireland, in conjunction with Samsung, are hosting a Casino Night to raise money for Aware Defeat Depression on Saturday, October 18 in the Grand Opera House in Belfast. The night will feature world renowned Elvis impersonator Jim 'The King' Brown, there...
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