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.
What is Depression?
What is depression?
This video is part of a number of videos featured throughout the website. In this video Dr Diana Cody describes what depression is; how common it is; the signs and symptoms of depression; the causes and prevention tools as well as the various types of depression.
These videos are useful for someone with depression to watch to help them better understand the illness; but also for people who care for a person with depression to help them better understand the illness their loved one is living with.
Other videos featured throughout this website include information on Bipolar, Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Self-help strategies and the treatments for depression including information on anti-depressants.