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06 February 2020
Time to Talk Day - Tips for Parents and Teachers

Time to Talk Day - Tips for Parents and Teachers

Today is Time to Talk Day, a day that provides an opportunity to open up conversations about mental health and break the stigma around opening up. As it’s also Children’s Mental Health Week, we thought we would take this opportunity today to support parents and teachers in encouraging their...

03 February 2020
CMHW 2020 - AWARE receives new funding to deliver children's mindfulness programmes

CMHW 2020 - AWARE receives new funding to deliver children's mindfulness programmes

To mark the start of Children’s Mental Health Week, we are very excited to announce that we have received funding to deliver a number of free Paws b programmes in primary schools across Northern Ireland this year. Paws b is a mindfulness-based educational programme for children aged 7-11 years...

31 January 2020
Children's Mental Health Week 2020 - Find your Brave

Children's Mental Health Week 2020 - Find your Brave

Monday 3rd February marks the beginning of Children’s Mental Health Week 2020. The week was set up in 2015 by children’s mental health charity, Place2Be and highlights the importance of children and young peoples’ mental health. According to official NHS figures, nearly 13% of children aged...

01 January 2020
I am aware …. are you?

I am aware …. are you?

AWARE, with the support of JCDecaux, are launching their #iamaware campaign which will run on bill boards and adshels regionally throughout 2020.  The purpose of the campaign is to help people talk about depression, and indeed mental ill health generally. The campaign has 4 simple messages:...

17 December 2019
AWARE Support Groups

AWARE Support Groups

To support you over the festive period AWARE is facilitating some additional support groups  

14 November 2019
#itsChristmasHELPME - AWARE's Top Tip's for Surviving Christmas

#itsChristmasHELPME - AWARE's Top Tip's for Surviving Christmas

#itsChristmasHELPME Christmas can be the hardest season of the year for people living with Depression. But you have control and CAN achieve positive mental health during it. We'll do it together with 'AWARE's Top Tips For Surviving Christmas' Karen Collins, AWARE's Chief Executive says, ...

04 November 2019
Nerve Centre host's vocalist Dana Masters in aid of AWARE

Nerve Centre host's vocalist Dana Masters in aid of AWARE

In aid of Aware NI, Nerve Centre is delighted to host vocalist Dana Masters on Saturday, December 7th, with guests Kwame (Bounce Culture) and The Jack McHale Blues Trio. Originally from the Deep South in the United States, Dana grew up with sound of soul, rhythm and blues and gospel music all...

09 October 2019
World Mental Health Day 10-10-19

World Mental Health Day 10-10-19

Tomorrow is World Mental Health Day which is a day the entire globe is invited into a conversation of mental health awareness, education and to advocate against the stigma that surrounds it. It mobilizes people from every country to reach out to a loved one who is struggling. A day to take part...

03 October 2019
AWARE celebrates another great year

AWARE celebrates another great year

We are so thankful to all our staff, facilitators, volunteers and supporters for their hard work for AWARE this year! They are the reason we have furthered our reach in Northern Ireland and been able to support more people on their journey to recovery from depression, anxiety and Bipolar. Read...

23 September 2019
AWARE to take part of Bangor Cares week 23-29 September 2019

AWARE to take part of Bangor Cares week 23-29 September 2019

AWARE is thrilled to be taking part of Bangor Cares week for healthy heads, heart and community.  AWARE is hosting a public talk, as part of this weeks events, on Wednesday 25th at 6.30pm in the Aurora Leisure Complex on 'Let's talk about depression and your mental health. It is free to...

16 September 2019
Peter Phillips runs Sydney marathon in aid of AWARE raising over £26,000!

Peter Phillips runs Sydney marathon in aid of AWARE raising over £26,000!

AWARE is extremely grateful to Peter Phillips for running the Sydney marathon and raising over £26,000 for us to continue the work we do with those in Northern Ireland living with depression, anxiety and bipolar. Peter shares his story on his justgiving page and writes,   "At the time of...

10 September 2019
World Suicide Prevention Day!

World Suicide Prevention Day!

World Suicide Prevention Day! 10-09-2019 The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented! NI: The Department of Health has published the Protect Life 2: A Strategy for Suicide Prevention in the north of Ireland. Read here Suicide affects all of us....

25 July 2019
AWARE offices closed 30/07/2019 for staff training

AWARE offices closed 30/07/2019 for staff training

AWARE offices will be closed on Tuesday 30th of July and will reopen Wednesday 31st of July at our normal hours, 9am-5pm. If you need to speak to someone please call: Lifeline: 0808 808 8000 Samaritans: 028 9066 4422 

23 July 2019
Shoppers to help deliver Tesco Centenary Fund

Shoppers to help deliver Tesco Centenary Fund

Shoppers to help deliver Tesco Centenary Fund Tesco customers in Northern Ireland are being invited to cast their votes to help community projects bag up to £50,000 this summer. The supermarket is marking its Centenary with not one, but two £100,000 community grant funds in Northern...

08 July 2019
Meet the Dromore man running through every county in Ireland for AWARE

Meet the Dromore man running through every county in Ireland for AWARE

Shane McMahon (32) from Dromore in Co Tyrone is celebrating his 32nd birthday by running through the 32 counties of Ireland raising money for AWARE and Aware in the South of Ireland. Shane was aware of a number of suicides in the area where he lives and decided that he wanted to do something for...

01 July 2019
Help AWARE win £50,000 with Tesco Centenary Fund

Help AWARE win £50,000 with Tesco Centenary Fund

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected by Tesco to go forward to a customer vote in Tesco stores throughout Northern Ireland during July and August to receive a grant of either £20,000, £30,000 or £50,000. If we win the £50,000 grant, this money would enable AWARE to help...

18 June 2019
AWARE wins Fundraising Team of the Year

AWARE wins Fundraising Team of the Year

Congratulations to the AWARE Fundraising Team who won Fundraising Team of the Year at the Institute of Fundraising Awards on Thursday 6 June 2019. The Fundraising Team has worked incredibly hard despite challenging situations and whole-heartedly deserve this accolade. The team consists of 1...

13 June 2019
Men's Mental Health Week (June 10th to the 16th)

Men's Mental Health Week (June 10th to the 16th)

When you hear the word ‘health’ what do you think of? A balanced diet? A gym membership? Cycling to work? Entering Marathons? We seem to think of all physical elements that contribute to our overall health and well-being. And they are mostly positive. Now, what if you hear the word ‘mental...

07 June 2019
Ulster Bank staff supporting AWARE and Macmillan as part of One Week in June

Ulster Bank staff supporting AWARE and Macmillan as part of One Week in June

Ulster Bank staff from branches and head office are chalking up miles of steps for charities AWARE and Macmillan Cancer Support as part of the annual staff initiative, One Week in June. The charity campaign, now in its eighth year, is hoping to break through the £1 million mark of charity funds...

06 June 2019
AWARE and Macmillan Cancer Support hosting a public talk on the impact of cancer on mental health

AWARE and Macmillan Cancer Support hosting a public talk on the impact of cancer on mental health

Two of Northern Ireland’s leading charities, AWARE and Macmillan Cancer Support have teamed up with the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Northern Ireland to host a public talk in Craigavon. The event will see people share personal stories as well as feature a guest talk from a psychiatrist who...
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