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10 November 2016
AWARE celebrate their second Mindfulness Day

AWARE celebrate their second Mindfulness Day

AWARE is the national depression charity for Northern Ireland. On November 10, AWARE celebrated their annual Mindfulness day to encourage people to place a greater importance on their mental health by using the practice of Mindfulness on a daily basis. The AWARE Mindfulness Day took place in the...

08 November 2016
Splash your way into the New Year

Splash your way into the New Year

Splash your way into the New Year by taking part in the New Year Splash event on Newcastle Beach on Monday 2 January 2017. The splash event is an annual event organised by Northern Ireland’s national depression charity, AWARE with support from the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa. AWARE’s New...

02 November 2016
Leaving a gift in your will for AWARE

Leaving a gift in your will for AWARE

AWARE is part of ‘Will to Give,’ a group made up of Northern Ireland charities who have come together with the aim to promote gifts in wills to local charities working for local people. Over half of people in the UK have not made a will. Writing your will gives you the opportunity to leave a...

01 November 2016
IKEA and AWARE collaborate to help create better wellbeing at home

IKEA and AWARE collaborate to help create better wellbeing at home

IKEA Belfast has announced their partnership with local mental health charity, AWARE in an effort to educate customers, co-workers and the wider public that improvements to mental health can start at home. As well as raising awareness of how we can look after our wellbeing at home, the store...

25 October 2016
AWARE welcomes the findings of the Bengoa report

AWARE welcomes the findings of the Bengoa report

AWARE, the national charity for people with depression in Northern Ireland has today welcomed the report from Professor Bengoa and the subsequent vision published by the Minister for Health Michelle O’Neill. Minister O’Neill set out her vision, entitled, ‘Health and Wellbeing 2026:...

10 October 2016
Leading mental health charities ask public to support call for Mental Health Champion

Leading mental health charities ask public to support call for Mental Health Champion

This World Mental Health Day (10 October) Together For You, a partnership of nine leading mental health charities, are asking the public to support their call for a Mental Health Champion in Northern Ireland. Together For You, a partnership of nine leading mental health charities...

10 October 2016
FSU and AWARE Launch new initiative on World Mental Health Day

FSU and AWARE Launch new initiative on World Mental Health Day

The Financial Services Union is investing in the health of thousands of employees in the sector in a bid to promote positive mental wellbeing in the workplace. Today, on World Mental Health Day (October 10th), the Financial Services Union launched a two-year partnership with mental health...

07 October 2016
Avoca 'Food for Mood' event postponed

Avoca 'Food for Mood' event postponed

Unfortunately we have had to postpone the upcoming Food for the Mood event at Avoca which was due to take place on Monday 10 October.  We hope to get this event rescheduled again very soon . Anyone that has bought tickets will be reimbursed.  AWARE would like to apologise for any...

07 October 2016
More and more people are being supported by AWARE

More and more people are being supported by AWARE

A charity that helps people with depression has today said that within the last year, they have delivered services to almost 30,000 people in Northern Ireland. AWARE was set up in 1996 to give support and advice to people with depression and has now expanded their services to deliver well-being...

03 October 2016
AWARE stamping out stigma with Omagh Mood Walk

AWARE stamping out stigma with Omagh Mood Walk

Hundreds of men, women and children took to the pathways of Omagh to help stamp out the stigma of mental illness and to raise money for AWARE a local charity working with people who suffer with depression and bi-polar. AWARE’s Mood Walk now in its second year took place on Sunday, October 2nd...

30 September 2016
Females in Northern Ireland are more likely to show signs of mental health problems than males

Females in Northern Ireland are more likely to show signs of mental health problems than males

A recent study conducted by the NHS found that mental illness among young women in England has soared. The NHS study found that 12.6% of women aged 16-24 screened positive for PTSD, 19.7% self-harm and that 28.2% have a mental health illness. A similar study conducted in Northern Ireland using...

28 September 2016
Thank you to Eoghan Rua supporters for your #GAAmemories

Thank you to Eoghan Rua supporters for your #GAAmemories

We have been absolutely blown away by the support that has come from the Eoghan Rua text donate campaign that's taken social media by storm.  We want to say a massive thank you to everyone that has joined the campaign with their #GAAmemories and text to donate £2 to AWARE.  The...

27 September 2016
Donate your first plastic fiver to AWARE

Donate your first plastic fiver to AWARE

A social media campaign has kicked off to encourage people to donate the first plastic £5 note they receive to a nominated charity of choice. Started off by a man called John Thompson, the phenomenon has now gripped people across the UK with hundreds donating their £5 to charities and...

22 September 2016
We need you! Fundraising volunteers required.

We need you! Fundraising volunteers required.

AWARE require a number of fundraising volunteers for events that we have coming up over the next few months. If you can spare a few hours of your time to help AWARE at any of our events or street collections in Belfast or Derry/L'derry, please contact Teresa@aware-ni.org or call her on...

22 September 2016
‘Aint no mountain high enough’ for these trekkers climbing Slieve Donard for World Mental Health Day

‘Aint no mountain high enough’ for these trekkers climbing Slieve Donard for World Mental Health Day

AWARE is encouraging groups of friends, families and colleagues to get together to take on Northern Ireland’s highest peak and help raise money for mental health charity, AWARE. On Saturday 8 October 2016, AWARE is expecting 100 people to climb Slieve Donard and raise £10,000 to celebrate...

15 September 2016
Local scout Niamh trekked 200km round Italy and raised money for AWARE

Local scout Niamh trekked 200km round Italy and raised money for AWARE

Local girl, Niamh Sweeney, took part in a Scouts expedition in July this year around Italy whilst fundraising for well-known mental health charity, AWARE. The trek known as “The Explorer Belt”, is the ultimate and most challenging event a Scout will undertake. It is a 10-day expedition held...

14 September 2016
Charities partner to deliver public talk on cancer and depression

Charities partner to deliver public talk on cancer and depression

Two of Northern Ireland’s leading charities, Action Cancer and AWARE with support from the Royal College of Psychiatrists in NI have teamed up to share their expertise in order to help and support people with cancer who are also struggling with depression. The impact of a cancer diagnosis can...

01 September 2016
Get ‘In the Mood’ for Portstewart Mood Walk

Get ‘In the Mood’ for Portstewart Mood Walk

AWARE is encouraging people to sign up to Portstewart’s first ever AWARE Mood Walk coming up on Friday 9 September 2016. Choose from either 5k or 10k. This is guaranteed to be the perfect way to end the summer. The walk will begin with registration at the Town Hall following on with a walk...

31 August 2016
AWARE is hiring - click here to join our Fundraising Team!

AWARE is hiring - click here to join our Fundraising Team!

AWARE is looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our Fundraising team.  To view our current vacancies and see a copy of the application pack please visit https://www.aware-ni.org/current-vacancies/ For more information, please ring Patricia on 028 71...

19 August 2016
Belfast school girl aces A Level exams despite depression diagnosis

Belfast school girl aces A Level exams despite depression diagnosis

Former Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School pupil, Emma Norris received excellent results in her A Levels despite missing six weeks of school due to depression. Emma was in her final year of school and studying for her important A Level exams when she came out of school for six weeks to help recover...
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