• Be depression aware

    Find out more about depression and the support available.

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  • Zipline across the Lagan – 21 April

    Are you brave enough to Zipline across the Lagan? Take on a challenge and help raise money for AWARE.

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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

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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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