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13 May 2021
Nature was a lifeline for me during lockdown (A personal blog)

Nature was a lifeline for me during lockdown (A personal blog)

A personal blog by Kate Richardson This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is 'Nature'. To mark the week, Team AWARE have been reflecting on the power of connecting with nature for our own mental health. For me, connecting with nature has been a lifeline over the past year. My...

12 May 2021
Nature and My Maternal Mental Health (A personal blog)

Nature and My Maternal Mental Health (A personal blog)

Personal blog by Leah McFall Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, my colleague Kate and I started discussing how we have included this year’s theme of ‘connecting with nature’ into our own lives, and the effect it has had on our mental health. We decided to each document the places...

10 May 2021
Nature and Mental Health (MHAW 10th-16th May)

Nature and Mental Health (MHAW 10th-16th May)

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) and this year’s theme is Nature! It has been proven that being in nature improves the health of our minds. The Mental Health Foundation carried out research showing that nearly half of people in the UK (45%) said that it was going outdoors that helped...

06 May 2021
Mental Health Awareness Week 2021! (10th-16th May)

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021! (10th-16th May)

Join Team AWARE as we mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 Celebrating 25 years of AWARE This year, we're celebrating 25 years of AWARE! Our story began in 1996 in Derry/Londonderry when a small group of people came together with a shared vision to improve services for people with depression...

04 May 2021
Maternal Mental Health Awareness week! (3rd-9th of May 2021)

Maternal Mental Health Awareness week! (3rd-9th of May 2021)

Theme: Journeys to Recovery #myjourneytorecovery For expecting parents, having a baby can create a rollercoaster of emotions. Excitement, joy, hope, and anticipation along with worry, fear, and stress. These emotions will most likely affect all parents at some stage, even if they present...

19 April 2021
Tyrone men to undertake brutal running challenge in aid of AWARE

Tyrone men to undertake brutal running challenge in aid of AWARE

A group of Tyrone men with a desire to raise funds for a mental health charity will this week take on the gruelling '4x4x48' challenge. Aughnacloy man Ben Nelson and Cookstown brothers Adam and Scott Glasgow will aim to run four miles every four hours for 48 hours in aid of AWARE, beginning in...

14 April 2021
AWARE celebrates 25th Anniversary with exciting new fundraising challenge!

AWARE celebrates 25th Anniversary with exciting new fundraising challenge!

This year, we're celebrating 25 years of AWARE! AWARE offers support, education and signposting services to help thousands living with depression, anxiety, and bipolar in Northern Ireland. Our story began in 1996 in Derry/Londonderry when a small group of people came together with a shared...

14 April 2021
AWARE welcomes Chartered Accountants Student Society Ulster as new corporate partner

AWARE welcomes Chartered Accountants Student Society Ulster as new corporate partner

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)....

08 April 2021
Whiteabbey gym owner honours Captain Sir Tom Moore challenge to raise funds for AWARE

Whiteabbey gym owner honours Captain Sir Tom Moore challenge to raise funds for AWARE

Whiteabbey gym owner, Glenn Wilkinson will take to the streets of Whiteabbey this Saturday to challenge himself in the style of COVID hero Captain Sir Tom Moore. The #CaptainTom100Challenge is an initiative launched this week by Sir Captain Tom’s daughter which encourages people to complete...

07 April 2021
AWARE & Joel M announce winners of ‘Express Yourself’ Children’s Mental Health Poetry Competition!

AWARE & Joel M announce winners of ‘Express Yourself’ Children’s Mental Health Poetry Competition!

We are delighted to announce the winners of our recent children’s mental health poetry competition, ‘Express Yourself’, which we launched over Children’s Mental Health Week in February of this year. All primary schools in Northern Ireland were invited to take part and over 180 schools...

31 March 2021
Stress Awareness Month – COVID-19: ‘Regaining Connectivity, Certainty and Control’

Stress Awareness Month – COVID-19: ‘Regaining Connectivity, Certainty and Control’

April 2021 marks Stress Awareness Month, which has been held in the UK since 1992, to highlight both the causes and cures of stress. The Stress Management Society recently found that 65% of adults in the UK have felt more stressed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, in March last year....

26 March 2021
AWARE Celebrates 25 Years!

AWARE Celebrates 25 Years!

AWARE – The depression charity for Northern Ireland, founded in 1996 is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. AWARE offers support, education and signposting services to help thousands living with depression, anxiety, and bipolar in Northern Ireland. The charity was started by a group of...

15 March 2021
New and expectant mums face increased mental health risks caused by the pandemic

New and expectant mums face increased mental health risks caused by the pandemic

New report raises concerns as services supporting women and babies come under strain. During and after pregnancy, women have faced a greater likelihood of poor mental health during the pandemic, including anxiety, depression, loneliness and suicidal thoughts, according to a new report...

22 February 2021
Will to Give Week 2021

Will to Give Week 2021

It’s Will to Give Week! Support the mental health of our future generation with a gift in your will to AWARE.  This 22nd – 26th February 2021, we're delighted to be partnering with Will to Give and other local charities to help promote gifts in wills. Depression is...

01 February 2021
It's Children's Mental Health Week!

It's Children's Mental Health Week!

The topic for Children’s Mental Health Week (1st-7th Feb) 2021 is ‘Express Yourself’. This past year has been a difficult one for us all, and if you have kids at home, I’m sure you have felt worried for their wellbeing. Not just about protecting their physical health, but the effect the...

14 January 2021
Funding approved for new Perinatal Mental Health Services in NI

Funding approved for new Perinatal Mental Health Services in NI

AWARE is delighted by the news that Health Minister Robin Swann has approved funding for specialist perinatal mental health services across Northern Ireland. This funding will see the development of a new Perinatal Mental Health Delivery Model, including specialist multi-disciplinary perinatal...

04 January 2021
A New Year Announcement

A New Year Announcement

As we begin looking forward to a hopefully brighter year in 2021, we want to tell you about an incredible and exciting campaign that AWARE is launching THIS MONTH!  AWARE dreams of a future where mental health is a topic that can be discussed openly without stigma. How? Let's start with...

03 August 2020
Driving away depression - The AWARE fleet gets a brand new car

Driving away depression - The AWARE fleet gets a brand new car

We are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new AWARE car! The charity’s branded Renault Clio will now be joined by an AWARE Audi and will be driven around by AWARE volunteers to get Northern Irish people talking about mental health and depression and to encourage them to reach out for...

12 June 2020
AWARE joins forces with government and charities to support mental wellbeing

AWARE joins forces with government and charities to support mental wellbeing

A new virtual wellbeing hub to promote positive mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic has been launched. The Department for Communities and the Department of Health have partnered with 15 leading mental and wellbeing health charities and the Healthy Living Centre Alliance representing 28...

18 May 2020
 Local Universities and AWARE tackle mental health in the workplace

Local Universities and AWARE tackle mental health in the workplace

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University, in collaboration with AWARE, have developed an innovative pilot project to explore the link between mental health training and improvements in wellbeing in the workplace. People in Northern Ireland experience 20-25 percent...
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