• Help AWARE win £50,000 with Tesco

    We have been selected by Tesco to go forward to a customer vote in Tesco stores throughout NI to receive a grant of up to £50,000.

  • AWARE Support Groups

    AWARE Support Groups are for people with Depression, Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder. Click 'read more' to find your nearest Support Group.

  • Living Life to The Full

    Living Life to the Full courses now available throughout Northern Ireland. Click on 'read more' to find out more information and to apply for your nearest course.  

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 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 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 Full, Mental Health First Aid and Mindfulness.

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. 

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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.


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