We are working to get our support groups resumed safely. For more info, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We have reopened our offices with a reduced number of staff. Belfast - 028 9035 7820 Derry - 028 7126 0602

We will endeavour to answer phones in normal office hours but there may be times when this is not possible. You can leave a message or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a member of the team will get back to you.

Visit our COVID-19 Support Page for more information on our adapted support services including our online support groups

AWARE is the Depression Charity for Northern Ireland.

A Derry-born charity, we now have two offices; one in Derry/Londonderry and a second office in Belfast. AWARE has an established network of 23 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 delivers 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 Full, Mental Health First Aid and Mindfulness

AWARE has a fundraising department organising fundraising events in schools and communities throughout Northern Ireland.

Click the play icon to watch real life stories of Depression and recovery, and the support that AWARE can give. 

Find Your Nearest AWARE Support Group

AWARE offer 23 Support Groups throughout Northern Ireland open to people aged 18+ who are living with Depression or Bipolar Disorder. These groups are totally free of charge and no referral is needed. 

Upcoming Events

Skydive for AWARE

Are you a thrill seeker who’s passionate about mental health awareness? Tick something off your bucket list and join Team AWARE by raising money for a sponsored skydive!  Take to the skies at 13,000 feet and free-fall with a trained instructor who will steer you both to the ground. No experience necessary as full training will be...

AWARE Dragon Boat Race

*Due to recent developments around Covid-19 this event has been postponed. We will confirm the new date in due course.* Are you up for an exciting challenge with your colleagues or friends whilst raising vital funds for mental health services in Northern Ireland? Then join team AWARE for our 2nd Dragon Boat Race down the Lagan. ...

Trek The Grand Canyon for AWARE'S 25th Anniversary - October 2021

Looking for a chance to experience nature at its finest? Help AWARE celebrate our 25th Anniversary by taking on this once in a lifetime challenge… Trek the Grand Canyon for Depression! Taking place from 7th – 15th October, get ready for a jam-packed week of exploring all the Grand Canyon has to offer. This is an amazing opportunity to...

Latest News

Navigating the 'New Normal' - Managing your mental health through change & uncertainty

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Tremendous! The Nick Huntley Project in support of AWARE and Mind Your Mate, and Yourself

On Sunday 4th October 2020, the family and friends of Nick Huntley will be marking...

World Suicide Prevention Day- The Power of Connections #MentalWellbeingNI2020

This week, we are supporting the five HSC Trusts, Public Health Agency (PHA), and...

Social Media

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About Depression

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AWARE is the depression charity for Northern Ireland and the only charity working exclusively for those with depression and bipolar disorder.


Tel: 028 9035 7820

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Tel: 028 7126 0602

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