• New Year Splash

    Join AWARE for a New Year Splash on 1 January 2018 at Newcastle beach, Co Down.

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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 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.

Latest News

Maxol donating 10p from every hot drink sold

Maxol is donating 10p from every cup of coffee, tea and hot drink purchased at participating Maxol service stations across Northern Ireland until 31 December. Brian Donaldson, Chief...

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Dip into 2018 in style with AWARE's New Year Splash!

Ensure your new year gets off to the right start by signing up to AWARE's New Year Splash! Join us for a swim or paddle on Monday 1 January 2018 on Newcastle Beach, Co Down at...

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Supporting Communities with Welfare Reform

Universal Credit is a payment for people over 18 but under State Pension age who are on a low income or out of work. Universal Credit will be introduced for new claims on a phased...

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AWARE Raffle 2017 Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the winners of AWARE's 2017 Raffle, which was held on Thursday 30 November. 1st Prize £2,000 - Bill Wolsey 056864 2nd Prize £500 - John Paul...

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