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  • 19 April 2018
    Spring into Style with Victoria Square to support AWARE

    Spring into Style with Victoria Square to support AWARE

    We need your help to win £1000! Visit our charity partner Victoria Square this weekend, 21 - 22 April and visit the Spring Secret Garden! Within the garden you'll find five models showcasing spring fashion from a different store within the centre. Each model has been styled by an 'influencer'...
  • 19 April 2018
    Women in a quarter of the UK still can’t access vital maternal mental health services

    Women in a quarter of the UK still can’t access vital maternal mental health services

    New maps launched today by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance’s Everyone’s Business Campaign show that pregnant women and new mums in a quarter of the UK still cannot access lifesaving specialist perinatal mental health services, which meet national guidelines. The Maternal Mental Health...
  • 09 April 2018
    Strictly Come Dancing in aid of AWARE

    Strictly Come Dancing in aid of AWARE

    IKEA and AWARE are joining forces for a day of dancing! Join us at Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday 28 April at the Stormont Hotel for the afternoon matinee at 3.00pm. Tickets are £10, £5 for 5-18 year olds and free for under 5s. Tickets can be purchased by calling AWARE's Belfast office on...
  • 05 April 2018
    The Black Dog – Depression doesn’t always look like Depression

    The Black Dog – Depression doesn’t always look like Depression

    As Snow Patrol star Gary Lightbody opened up about his struggle with “The Black Dog” of depression since teenage years, saying he "used to think about not existing", the Princes Trust statistics documenting that 44% of young people in Northern Ireland say they have experienced a mental health...
  • 29 March 2018
    SERC beauty students offer treatments in support of AWARE

    SERC beauty students offer treatments in support of AWARE

    Pop into the Beauty Salon at South Eastern Regional College, Castle Street, Lisburn on Friday 4 May from 12 noon until 3.00pm and avail of some mini beauty treatments including file and polish, back massage and mini facials. Lisa McCormick Baxter, Beauty Co-ordinator at South Eastern Regional...
  • 29 March 2018
    Join IK Butchers for their annual charity walk

    Join IK Butchers for their annual charity walk

    Pop on your trainers, wake up the kids and bring the dog for a stroll on Sunday 29 April at 9.00am and support IK Butcher’s annual charity walk. Starting at Ardglass crossroads the 10 mile walk will do a loop returning to the Ardglass crossroads. Ignatius Connor, charity walk organiser said,...
  • 28 March 2018
    Partnership launched with Bullitt Hotel

    Partnership launched with Bullitt Hotel

    Bullitt Hotel have launched a new charity partnership with AWARE, to help to raise vital funds through a range of fundraising activities and events, and educate customers and employees on the importance of checking-in on their mental health. Announcing the partnership, Petra Wolsey, group...
  • 20 March 2018
    SPAR Omagh Half Marathon to benefit AWARE

    SPAR Omagh Half Marathon to benefit AWARE

    AWARE is delighted to be chosen by Omagh Harriers as one of the charities to benefit from this year’s SPAR Omagh Half Marathon on Saturday 7 April. Every £15 raised will allow one young person to receive our Mood Matters programme which gives them the skills to maintain...
  • 07 March 2018
    Volunteer to make a difference for AWARE

    Volunteer to make a difference for AWARE

    AWARE is recruiting volunteers for upcoming events and collections in the Belfast area.  If you can spare an hour or two to help, our fundraising team would love to hear from you. * Sunday 18 March - 1pm - 5pm* Wednesday 21 March - 12pm - 4pm* Wednesday 4 April - 10am - 4pm* Saturday 28...
  • 05 March 2018
    Driving for depression AWAREness

    Driving for depression AWAREness

    Gary Rodgers, Ballynahinch Motor Factors is showing his support for AWARE during the upcoming Northern Ireland Rally Championship. Gary has branded his rally car with the AWARE logo to help spread awareness of depression and the support available.  Commenting on his decision to brand...
  • 05 March 2018
    Get involved in fundraising events for AWARE

    Get involved in fundraising events for AWARE

    AWARE has lots of exciting fundraising events planned for 2018! We'd love you to get involved to help raise vital funds for AWARE. Events include a Zipline across the Lagan, abseiling down the Europa Hotel, treks and a skydive - find out more. Get involved in a Mood Walk - walking is a...
  • 05 March 2018
    Ulster GAA shows commitment to mental health

    Ulster GAA shows commitment to mental health

    AWARE has received a donation of £2,650 from Ulster GAA - the proceeds from a raffle at the Ulster GAA President’s Awards night and a coffee morning held in the Ulster GAA office in Armagh. AWARE has worked closely with the GAA over the past year to develop a new wellbeing programme, MindFit,...
  • 27 February 2018
    AWARE launches mindfulness in primary schools

    AWARE launches mindfulness in primary schools

    AWARE, the depression charity for Northern Ireland, has launched a new mindfulness programme for primary school children. Paws b, designed and licensed by the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP), was the focus of the Mindfulness in Schools Conference: Free your Mind, which took place on Monday...
  • 20 February 2018
    1-to-1 sessions

    1-to-1 sessions

    AWARE are offering free 1-to-1 sessions with a student wellbeing coach for a limited time, in our Derry/Londonderry office. Are you feeling down, depressed, anxious? This service is based on a guided self-help approach and can help: * Improve low mood. * Improve symptoms of anxiety including...
  • 14 February 2018
    Schools join Mood Walks for AWARE

    Schools join Mood Walks for AWARE

    A number of schools have taken part or signed up to take part in Mood Walks for AWARE to recognise Children's Mental Health Week. Schools involved included: Derry/Londonderry: St Columb's College St Cecilia's College St Mary's College St Eugene's Primary School Long Tower Primary School...
  • 09 February 2018
    #iamaware

    #iamaware

    Depression is a serious illness that affects thousands of people in Northern Ireland. AWARE is the depression charity for Northern Ireland and is here to offer support. If you are in distress or despair call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000 or the Samaritans on 116 123. Symptoms of Depression We...
  • 05 February 2018
    Focusing on Children’s Mental Health

    Focusing on Children’s Mental Health

    Children’s Mental Health Week runs from 5 – 11 February 2018, with the theme this year ‘being ourselves’, celebrating our uniqueness and thereby promoting a positive self-image. Teresa Sloan, Director Fundraising & Communications, AWARE said, “Research shows that mental health is a...
  • 01 February 2018
    Time to Talk Day

    Time to Talk Day

    Thursday 1 February 2018 is Time to Talk Day. Organised by Time to Change, the day aims to get everyone talking about mental health. There can be a stigma around talking about our mental health, and today the idea is to try and change that by striking up a conversation, no matter where you are -...
  • 31 January 2018
    Resilience and You Conference

    Resilience and You Conference

    SERC, in partnership with AWARE and the Royal College of Psychiatrists recently hosted a conference dedicated to building resilience in the workplace. The conference ‘Resilience and You’ aimed to raise awareness of the importance of developing and maintaining good mental health and of...
  • 30 January 2018
    Organise a School Mood Walk for AWARE

    Organise a School Mood Walk for AWARE

    Children's Mental Health Week runs from 5 - 11 February 2018.  AWARE is asking schools across Northern Ireland to organise a Mood Walk for AWARE during the month of February to highlight this important issue. This year the theme is celebrating uniqueness! Walking is one of the best ways to...

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