• Be depression aware

    Find out more about depression and the support available.

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  • Upcoming Mindfulness Courses

    Click here for details of our upcoming Mindfulness Programmes.

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  • AWARE Support Groups

    AWARE support groups are free to attend and are one of AWARE's key services, providing regular in-person support in communities across Northern Ireland. Click here to find your nearest support group.

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  • Mood Matters Young People

    AWARE Mood Matters Young People programme is aimed at 14-18 year olds and gives them knowledge and skills which they can use to maintain good mental health and build resilience in order to better deal with problems and challenges.

Welcome to the website of AWARE

AWARE is the depression charity for Northern Ireland.

A Derry-born charity, we now have two offices; one in Londonderry and a second office in Belfast. AWARE has an established network of 24 support groups in rural and urban areas across the country, which are run by our trained volunteers. Support groups welcome people with depression and bipolar disorder as well as carers for people with the illness. We also deliver Information Outreach sessions and attend community events to give more information about AWARE and our services.

AWARE deliver mental health and well being programmes into communities, schools, colleges, universities and workplaces. These programmes include our suite of Mood Matters programmes, Living Life to the FullMental Health First Aid and Mindfulness

Register your interest for Aware online support groups

AWARE also offer an online support group service. The group provides an opportunity to connect with others with similar experiences, to provide support and share information.

Latest News

Let’s Talk about Diabetes, distress and depression

Diabetes UK Northern Ireland has teamed up with AWARE and the Royal College of Psychiatrists to hold an event to raise awareness about diabetes, distress and depression during Diabetes Week on...

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Support group relaunched in Dungannon

AWARE, the depression charity for Northern Ireland is relaunching its Dungannon support group. The group will meet fortnightly in The Niamh Louise Foundation, 32 Coalisland Road, Dungannon. The...

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We're recruiting

AWARE is seeking a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation and further develop the range and impact of its services.  The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering the...

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Be stress AWARE during Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, with the focus this year on stress. We are all at risk of stress, competing demands for our time and various work and life pressures can build up until...

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