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21 November 2017
AWARE has it covered with Abbey Bond Lovis!

AWARE has it covered with Abbey Bond Lovis!

AWARE has been announced as the nominated charity for Abbey Bond Lovis Insurance Brokers & Risk Advisors in 2018. AWARE is the leading depression charity for NI and works exclusively for people with depression and bipolar disorder. Funds raised will help AWARE continue to develop its...

13 November 2017
Mood Matters Parent & Baby for Maternity Staff

Mood Matters Parent & Baby for Maternity Staff

On Friday 3rd November AWARE (the national depression charity for NI) and Royal Jubilee Maternity Services joined together to introduce the Mood Matters Parent and Baby Programme to maternity staff.  Staff were invited to attend an information session presented by Marina McCully the...

09 November 2017
AWARE calls for volunteers this Christmas

AWARE calls for volunteers this Christmas

Could you spare 2 hours of your time this Christmas to help AWARE? AWARE are seeking passionate and enthusiastic volunteers to join them this December at a number of Christmas fundraising events across NI. These include street and store collections, and Christmas activity with a...

24 October 2017
AWARE takes centre stage as Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall’s first ever charity partner!

AWARE takes centre stage as Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall’s first ever charity partner!

AWARE has been announced as Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall’s first official nominated charity. AWARE is the leading depression charity for NI and works exclusively for people with depression and bipolar disorder. Funds raised will help AWARE continue to develop its services. ...

16 October 2017

AWARE courses postponed today

All AWARE courses have been postponed today (Monday 16 October 2017) due to the severe weather warning. The AWARE offices will also be closed from 11:30am today.    Thanks   Team AWARE

11 October 2017
Pure Gym Newtownabbey gets ‘AWARE’ for mental health

Pure Gym Newtownabbey gets ‘AWARE’ for mental health

  Newtownabbey gym, Pure Gym has announced a new fundraising partnership with local mental health charity, AWARE. The partnership will make an effort to make a real difference in helping the charity support and educate more people on the illness of depression in North Belfast and...

10 October 2017
Depression could be costing your business more than you think

Depression could be costing your business more than you think

  Today is World Mental Health Day and with the theme of ‘Mental Health in the Workplace,’ Northern Irelands national depression charity has said that the rates of depression in Northern Ireland are the highest in the UK - with the overall prevalence of mental illness an estimated 25%...

20 September 2017
The AWARE Mood Walk is coming to Omagh town

The AWARE Mood Walk is coming to Omagh town

  Lace up your walking shoes and step out to support AWARE in Omagh next month. AWARE is encouraging local people to sign up and participate in their annual fundraising AWARE Mood Walk in Omagh taking place on Sunday 1 October 2017 Registration from 12:30pm at the Youth Sports Centre. Walk...

20 September 2017
AWARE response to University of Liverpool study on childhood depression

AWARE response to University of Liverpool study on childhood depression

AWARE – the national depression charity for Northern Ireland has today reacted to the latest study from UCL Institute of Education and the University of Liverpool which was published with the National Children’s Bureau. The study shows that a quarter of girls and one in 10 boys show signs...

13 September 2017
Mountain trekker Banjo Bannon supporting AWARE’s Slieve Donard Trek to mark World Mental Health Day

Mountain trekker Banjo Bannon supporting AWARE’s Slieve Donard Trek to mark World Mental Health Day

  Terence ‘Banjo’ Bannon who scaled the heights of Mount Everest in 2003 is urging people to support AWARE at their annual Slieve Donard Trek taking place on Saturday 7 October 2017. AWARE is the national depression charity for Northern Ireland and will hold their annual Slieve Donard...

12 September 2017
Statement from AWARE regarding the Kaz Hawkins and friends, Sing for AWARE concert

Statement from AWARE regarding the Kaz Hawkins and friends, Sing for AWARE concert

It is with deep regret that AWARE announce that they have had to cancel the ‘Kaz Hawkins and friends - Sing for AWARE’ concert which was due to take place on Friday 22 September at the Belfast Waterfront. The concert in which Kaz Hawkins was to headline, joined by other guest artists has...

04 September 2017
Support AWARE at their annual Mood Walk taking place this Friday at the Foyle Arena

Support AWARE at their annual Mood Walk taking place this Friday at the Foyle Arena

  The AWARE Mood Walk is coming up on Friday 8 September 2017 at 6pm and the depression charity is encouraging local people to help mark World Suicide Prevention Day by registering for this Mood Walk.   The AWARE Mood Walk is a great opportunity to bring together as many people as...

29 August 2017
AWARE open new Support Group in the city for people with depression

AWARE open new Support Group in the city for people with depression

  AWARE - the national depression charity for Northern Ireland has today announced the opening of their third weekly Support Group in the Waterside area of Londonderry. The Support Group which will run weekly from the Shared Future Centre on Irish Street will hold its first meeting on...

21 August 2017
AWARE to open new Support Group in the Waterside

AWARE to open new Support Group in the Waterside

 AWARE is delighted to announce that we are opening a new Support Group in Derry/Londonderry in the Waterside area of the city. This will be the third group running in the city and will bring the total number of Support Groups in Northern Ireland to 25. The details of the group are:...

18 August 2017
Mayor offers Free Family Fun at Foyle Arena in aid of AWARE

Mayor offers Free Family Fun at Foyle Arena in aid of AWARE

  The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Maolíosa McHugh is inviting everyone to a free ‘Family Fun Day’ at the Foyle Arena on Friday 25th August. The fun day will benefit and help raise awareness and funds for the Mayors’ chosen charity – AWARE. The...

16 August 2017
AWARE call for more support for young people experiencing exam stress

AWARE call for more support for young people experiencing exam stress

AWARE call for more support for young people experiencing exam stress AWARE, the national depression charity for Northern Ireland, believe that more support is needed for young people experiencing exam stress following a recent report from ChildLine which said that counselling services to...

31 July 2017
Statement from AWARE following the BBC Panorama Programme

Statement from AWARE following the BBC Panorama Programme

After the BBC Panorama Programme "A Prescription to Kill" AWARE would like to issue the following statement to provide reassurance and guidance to the many people we come into contact with daily who are using anti-depressant medication: 'Antidepressants play a key role in the recovery of many...

17 July 2017
Browns Restaurants appoints AWARE as their first ever Charity of the Year partner

Browns Restaurants appoints AWARE as their first ever Charity of the Year partner

Multi award winning Browns Restaurant Group has announced a new partnership with AWARE – the national depression charity for Northern Ireland. The partnership will help AWARE make a real difference in supporting and educating more people on the illness of depression in the North West. Having...

07 July 2017
AWARE hosting first ever zorbing event on the shores of Lough Neagh

AWARE hosting first ever zorbing event on the shores of Lough Neagh

AWARE – the national depression charity for Northern Ireland is hosting ‘Lough Neagh in a Bubble’ on Sunday 6 August - the first ever Zorbing event held on the shores of Lough Neagh. Whilst the River Lagan in Belfast is a familiar site for these giant zorbs, it has never happened on Lough...

12 May 2017
Kaz Hawkins releases 'Don't Slip Away' single for AWARE

Kaz Hawkins releases 'Don't Slip Away' single for AWARE

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, AWARE Ambassador Kaz Hawkins has released a single she was written especially for AWARE entitled, 'Don't Slip Away.' The song is priced at a very modest £1.50 with the option to donate more if you wish. The proceeds from this song will go directly back into...
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