Aware Defeat Depression
Aware Defeat Depression has been working since 1996 to support all those in Northern Ireland affected by depression.
We also welcome and support carers. We opened our first office in Derry/Londonderry and now have a second office in Duncairn Gardens, Belfast where our helpline is based.
We also have an established network of over twenty support groups in rural and urban areas across the country, which are run by our trained volunteers.
Aware Defeat Depression is the only charity in Northern Ireland which works exclusively for those with depression.
We believe that the people who use our services should have a say in how they are developed and delivered, so we employ people with experience of depression at every level in the organisation, including the Board of Directors.
We rely on our dedicated and caring volunteers who run our support groups and helpline. Many of our volunteers began as service users themselves and as such are an excellent asset to us and keep us informed on staying in touch with people's needs.
A little more about us...
At Aware Defeat Depression, we are the only charity working exclusively for those with depression across Northern Ireland. We were delighted to be recognised by GSK and Kings Fund in May 2014 when we won a GSK IMPACT Award. We were one of only ten winners throughout the UK and stood out for our work in helping to increase understanding of how to prevent mental illness and support people with depression in their recovery.
The video which is shown above was made exclusively for us as part of our GSK Award. The video highlights the services we provide to people with depression in Northern Ireland, gives more information about our education and training programmes and interviews people that have used our services and are now in the recovery stage of their depression with thanks to our help and intervention.