• One Week in June

    Ulster Bank’s summer fundraising campaign supports AWARE

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  • 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

The Bar of NI announce AWARE partnership

The Bar of NI have announced that their chosen charity for 2018/19 is AWARE. Welcoming the new charity, Adele O’Grady QC, Chair of the Bar’s Charity Committee said: “We are very...

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Ulster Bank raised an amazng £105,227 for AWARE

Thousands of staff from across Ulster Bank’s 44 branches embarked upon a wide range of fundraising activities in June to support AWARE, from cycling, walking and zip-lining to cinema nights,...

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AWARE celebrates volunteers

AWARE marked Volunteers’ Week with a celebration event on Saturday 2 June at the Europa Hotel, Belfast. The event, which included a bus tour of Belfast, was organised as a thank you to the...

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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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