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11 May 2017
AWARE featured on UTV Live as part of Mental Health Awareness Week

AWARE featured on UTV Live as part of Mental Health Awareness Week

During Mental Health Awareness Week 2017, AWARE were featured on a special report by Jane Loughrey on Depression on UTV Live at 6pm. The report featured Lindsay Robinson from 'Have You Seen That Girl?' talk about her own personal experience of postnatal depression and how it affected her. The...

08 May 2017
Ulster GAA choose AWARE as their 2017 Charity Partner

Ulster GAA choose AWARE as their 2017 Charity Partner

On Mental Health Awareness Week it is fitting that Ulster GAA have formally linked with AWARE as their charity partner for 2017. AWARE is the national depression charity for the north of Ireland. AWARE is the only charity working exclusively for people with depression and bipolar disorder. AWARE...

08 May 2017
AWARE urges people to ‘walk their way to a better mood.’

AWARE urges people to ‘walk their way to a better mood.’

Monday 8 May marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week 2017. Ahead of their annual Mood Walk events, AWARE - the national depression charity for Northern Ireland, is urging people to get out doors and enjoy some light exercise to help improve their overall mental health and wellbeing....

02 May 2017
AWARE linking up with Michaela Foundation and QUB for Wellness Week

AWARE linking up with Michaela Foundation and QUB for Wellness Week

AWARE is delighted to link up with the Michaela Foundation and Queen's University Belfast for Wellness Week taking place from Tuesday 2 May to Thursday 4 May. The FREE sessions is open to student and non-students. The aim of Wellness Week is to encourage people to prioritise their health...

20 April 2017
Battle against mental health issues continues with CIPR NI & AWARE partnership

Battle against mental health issues continues with CIPR NI & AWARE partnership

AWARE is delighted to be selected as the chosen charity partner for The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) in Northern Ireland. The charity was appointed during a recent committee meeting after a unanimous vote from the regional team. AWARE has been supporting those in Northern...

19 April 2017
Landmark run in East Belfast supporting AWARE

Landmark run in East Belfast supporting AWARE

Lace up and experience the first ever Connswater 10k and 5k flat fast run through Belfast City’s newest landmarks.  Take in the beauty of East Belfast's CS Lewis Square, Victoria Park, Connswater Greenway, Sam Thompson Bridge and the Harbour Estate.  Connswater 10K & 5K is the...

06 April 2017
AWARE and Queen's Collaborate on a New Online Support Groups Service

AWARE and Queen's Collaborate on a New Online Support Groups Service

Research has shown that those experiencing depression may feel embarrassed about seeking help from health professionals and ultimately decide not to ask for support at all. This study aims to give those people an alternative option to face-to-face support by developing a peer-led online support...

30 March 2017
AWARE is giving people in Larne and Derry the opportunity to learn ‘Mental Health First Aid’

AWARE is giving people in Larne and Derry the opportunity to learn ‘Mental Health First Aid’

AWARE, the national depression charity for Northern Ireland is delighted to offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to people in Larne and Derry/Londonderry at no charge. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is open to all members of the community, particularly those from professional groups...

28 March 2017
AWARE celebrates opening the 24th Support Group

AWARE celebrates opening the 24th Support Group

We are delighted to open a new Support Group in Carrowdore bringing the total number of AWARE Support Groups in Northern Ireland to 24.  For more information on your nearest support group visit https://www.aware-ni.org/support-groups/

15 March 2017
COMPETITION: Framed and signed Michael Conlan singlet up for grabs

COMPETITION: Framed and signed Michael Conlan singlet up for grabs

AWARE - the national depression charity for Northern Ireland has teamed up with their ambassador Michael Conlan to offer a signed, framed singlet ahead of his upcoming debut in New York on St Patricks Day. The singlet was donated from Michael himself and kindly framed by North Belfast owned...

15 February 2017
"I couldn’t bring myself to face anyone - I could hardly face myself in the mirror." Cliona's story of depression

"I couldn’t bring myself to face anyone - I could hardly face myself in the mirror." Cliona's story of depression

My story of depression - from AWARE Volunteer Cliona McCarney Work? A headache? Cramps? Babysitting again? Which excuse hadn’t I used for a while? I’d used all of them, and more, a lot recently. I was tangled up in a web of my own lies as I struggled to come up with yet another excuse for...

06 February 2017
“I didn’t speak up, and I didn’t seek help. That is my biggest regret.” These are the words of 19 year old Emma Norris who suffered from depression as a teenager.

“I didn’t speak up, and I didn’t seek help. That is my biggest regret.” These are the words of 19 year old Emma Norris who suffered from depression as a teenager.

To mark the beginning of Children’s Mental Health Week, Emma documented her own personal journey with depression and the effect it had on her education and personal life. Emma suffered from depression in her teens when she was a year 14 student at Aquinas School in Belfast. Her depression was...

27 January 2017
AWARE add lots of exciting new events to Fundraising calendar for 2017

AWARE add lots of exciting new events to Fundraising calendar for 2017

AWARE is delighted to announce the events programme for 2017 with new events such as zorbing in Lough Neagh and a Europa abseil added the list. As a charity, fundraising is vital in order to allow us to continue our services. Your support is so important to us. So why not take on one of these...

09 January 2017
AWARE comments ahead of Prime Ministers speech today

AWARE comments ahead of Prime Ministers speech today

AWARE, the national depression charity for Northern Ireland has today welcomed the pledge from British Prime Minister, Theresa May to help more people with depression and reduce the number of suicides throughout the United Kingdom. The statement is expected to be today by the British Prime...

04 January 2017
125 swimmers brave the cold for the AWARE New Year Splash event

125 swimmers brave the cold for the AWARE New Year Splash event

More than 100 brave fundraisers made a splash in the chilly waters of Newcastle Beach to raise money and awareness for AWARE - the national depression charity for Northern Ireland. On Monday 2 January 2017, 125 people participated in the ‘AWARE New Year Splash’ and shook off the last of the...

04 January 2017
AWARE opens permanent Coalisland Support Group

AWARE opens permanent Coalisland Support Group

AWARE – the national depression charity for Northern Ireland, is reaching out to people affected by depression and bipolar disorder across Coalisland when it opens a permanent fortnightly Support Group in the town. AWARE has 23 Support Groups across the North bringing invaluable peer-support...

03 January 2017
Beat the January blues with these helpful tips

Beat the January blues with these helpful tips

Christmas is over and so is the excitement that comes with it. The decorations are down and for many it’s time to go back to school or work. The January blues are usually a result of the cold, dark weather and the fact that we often overindulge in luxurious foods over Christmas which results in...

12 December 2016
Shine a light on mental wellbeing this Christmas

Shine a light on mental wellbeing this Christmas

Maxol and AWARE shine a light on mental health for young people with special Christmas Candle available at Maxol forecourts throughout Northern Ireland. The perfect Christmas stocking filler for just £4 The perfect stocking filler, the high quality, Irish-made candle is for sale at just...

24 November 2016
Vote for Emma Norris in the WalkNI Awards

Vote for Emma Norris in the WalkNI Awards

AWARE volunteer Emma Norris has always been open about her experience of depression. Earlier this year, Emma was too unwell to celebrate her 18th birthday and instead decided to mark the occasion with 18 of her friends by participating in the AWARE Mood Walk. Emma has been shortlisted...

15 November 2016
AWARE offer support to people with depression currently on waiting lists

AWARE offer support to people with depression currently on waiting lists

Today it emerged that the targets are not being met by Northern Ireland health trusts with regards to treatment for people with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. Recognising this is AWARE, Northern Ireland's national depression charity. AWARE offer services to...
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