• Register here for the AWARE Slieve Donard Trek

    Help AWARE Mark World Mental Health Day by taking part in the Slieve Donard Trek on Saturday 7 October. Click here to register.

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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 national 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 NI online support groups

AWARE NI are expanding their self-help supports to include a new online support group service. The groups will provide opportunity to connect with others with similar experiences, to provide support and share information. The online support groups will each run for 8 weeks.

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The AWARE Mood Walk is coming to Omagh town

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AWARE response to University of Liverpool study on childhood depression

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  Terence ‘Banjo’ Bannon who scaled the heights of Mount Everest in 2003 is urging people to support AWARE at their annual Slieve Donard Trek taking place on Saturday 7 October...

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Statement from AWARE regarding the Kaz Hawkins and friends, Sing for AWARE concert

It is with deep regret that AWARE announce that they have had to cancel the ‘Kaz Hawkins and friends - Sing for AWARE’ concert which was due to take place on Friday 22 September at...

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