Articles tagged with: Depression

  • 22 November 2017
    Shop, Save & Support Aware with Savoo

    Shop, Save & Support Aware with Savoo

    Support AWARE as you shop and search online with Savoo.co.uk in partnership with Bing.  Savoo will donate to AWARE every time you search and every time you purchase with the discounts provided by Savoo!  Simply signup at https://www.savoo.co.uk/#awareni .  Then use the Savoo page...
  • 21 November 2017
    AWARE has it covered with Abbey Bond Lovis!

    AWARE has it covered with Abbey Bond Lovis!

    AWARE has been announced as the nominated charity for Abbey Bond Lovis Insurance Brokers & Risk Advisors in 2018. AWARE is the leading depression charity for NI and works exclusively for people with depression and bipolar disorder. Funds raised will help AWARE continue to develop its...
  • 13 November 2017
    Mood Matters Parent & Baby for Maternity Staff

    Mood Matters Parent & Baby for Maternity Staff

    On Friday 3rd November AWARE (the national depression charity for NI) and Royal Jubilee Maternity Services joined together to introduce the Mood Matters Parent and Baby Programme to maternity staff.  Staff were invited to attend an information session presented by Marina McCully the...
  • 09 November 2017
    AWARE calls for volunteers this Christmas

    AWARE calls for volunteers this Christmas

    Could you spare 2 hours of your time this Christmas to help AWARE? AWARE are seeking passionate and enthusiastic volunteers to join them this December at a number of Christmas fundraising events across NI. These include street and store collections, and Christmas activity with a...
  • 24 October 2017
    AWARE takes centre stage as Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall’s first ever charity partner!

    AWARE takes centre stage as Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall’s first ever charity partner!

    AWARE has been announced as Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall’s first official nominated charity. AWARE is the leading depression charity for NI and works exclusively for people with depression and bipolar disorder. Funds raised will help AWARE continue to develop its services. ...
  • 30 March 2017
    AWARE is giving people in Larne and Derry the opportunity to learn ‘Mental Health First Aid’

    AWARE is giving people in Larne and Derry the opportunity to learn ‘Mental Health First Aid’

    AWARE, the national depression charity for Northern Ireland is delighted to offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training to people in Larne and Derry/Londonderry at no charge. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is open to all members of the community, particularly those from professional groups...
  • 06 February 2017
    “I didn’t speak up, and I didn’t seek help. That is my biggest regret.” These are the words of 19 year old Emma Norris who suffered from depression as a teenager.

    “I didn’t speak up, and I didn’t seek help. That is my biggest regret.” These are the words of 19 year old Emma Norris who suffered from depression as a teenager.

    To mark the beginning of Children’s Mental Health Week, Emma documented her own personal journey with depression and the effect it had on her education and personal life. Emma suffered from depression in her teens when she was a year 14 student at Aquinas School in Belfast. Her depression was...
  • 27 January 2017
    AWARE add lots of exciting new events to Fundraising calendar for 2017

    AWARE add lots of exciting new events to Fundraising calendar for 2017

    AWARE is delighted to announce the events programme for 2017 with new events such as zorbing in Lough Neagh and a Europa abseil added the list. As a charity, fundraising is vital in order to allow us to continue our services. Your support is so important to us. So why not take on one of these...
  • 09 January 2017
    AWARE comments ahead of Prime Ministers speech today

    AWARE comments ahead of Prime Ministers speech today

    AWARE, the national depression charity for Northern Ireland has today welcomed the pledge from British Prime Minister, Theresa May to help more people with depression and reduce the number of suicides throughout the United Kingdom. The statement is expected to be today by the British Prime...
  • 04 January 2017
    125 swimmers brave the cold for the AWARE New Year Splash event

    125 swimmers brave the cold for the AWARE New Year Splash event

    More than 100 brave fundraisers made a splash in the chilly waters of Newcastle Beach to raise money and awareness for AWARE - the national depression charity for Northern Ireland. On Monday 2 January 2017, 125 people participated in the ‘AWARE New Year Splash’ and shook off the last of the...
  • 04 January 2017
    AWARE opens permanent Coalisland Support Group

    AWARE opens permanent Coalisland Support Group

    AWARE – the national depression charity for Northern Ireland, is reaching out to people affected by depression and bipolar disorder across Coalisland when it opens a permanent fortnightly Support Group in the town. AWARE has 23 Support Groups across the North bringing invaluable peer-support...
  • 03 January 2017
    Beat the January blues with these helpful tips

    Beat the January blues with these helpful tips

    Christmas is over and so is the excitement that comes with it. The decorations are down and for many it’s time to go back to school or work. The January blues are usually a result of the cold, dark weather and the fact that we often overindulge in luxurious foods over Christmas which results in...
  • 14 December 2016
    Coping with depression during the holiday season

    Coping with depression during the holiday season

    It is Christmas time and most of us will be familiar with that famous song, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” But is it? Christmas is a time filled with parties, social gatherings and celebrations with family, friends and colleagues. But for people with depression, Christmas can...
  • 12 December 2016
    Shine a light on mental wellbeing this Christmas

    Shine a light on mental wellbeing this Christmas

    Maxol and AWARE shine a light on mental health for young people with special Christmas Candle available at Maxol forecourts throughout Northern Ireland. The perfect Christmas stocking filler for just £4 The perfect stocking filler, the high quality, Irish-made candle is for sale at just...
  • 24 November 2016
    Vote for Emma Norris in the WalkNI Awards

    Vote for Emma Norris in the WalkNI Awards

    AWARE volunteer Emma Norris has always been open about her experience of depression. Earlier this year, Emma was too unwell to celebrate her 18th birthday and instead decided to mark the occasion with 18 of her friends by participating in the AWARE Mood Walk. Emma has been shortlisted...
  • 15 November 2016
    AWARE offer support to people with depression currently on waiting lists

    AWARE offer support to people with depression currently on waiting lists

    Today it emerged that the targets are not being met by Northern Ireland health trusts with regards to treatment for people with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety. Recognising this is AWARE, Northern Ireland's national depression charity. AWARE offer services to...
  • 10 November 2016
    AWARE celebrate their second Mindfulness Day

    AWARE celebrate their second Mindfulness Day

    AWARE is the national depression charity for Northern Ireland. On November 10, AWARE celebrated their annual Mindfulness day to encourage people to place a greater importance on their mental health by using the practice of Mindfulness on a daily basis. The AWARE Mindfulness Day took place in the...
  • 08 November 2016
    Splash your way into the New Year

    Splash your way into the New Year

    Splash your way into the New Year by taking part in the New Year Splash event on Newcastle Beach on Monday 2 January 2017. The splash event is an annual event organised by Northern Ireland’s national depression charity, AWARE with support from the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa. AWARE’s New...
  • 02 November 2016
    Leaving a gift in your will for AWARE

    Leaving a gift in your will for AWARE

    AWARE is part of ‘Will to Give,’ a group made up of Northern Ireland charities who have come together with the aim to promote gifts in wills to local charities working for local people. Over half of people in the UK have not made a will. Writing your will gives you the opportunity to leave a...
  • 25 October 2016
    AWARE welcomes the findings of the Bengoa report

    AWARE welcomes the findings of the Bengoa report

    AWARE, the national charity for people with depression in Northern Ireland has today welcomed the report from Professor Bengoa and the subsequent vision published by the Minister for Health Michelle O’Neill. Minister O’Neill set out her vision, entitled, ‘Health and Wellbeing 2026:...

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