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  • AWARE Mood Walks

    Lift your mood at an AWARE Mood Walk in Belfast, Foyle or Omagh this September. Click the button for more information and to register.

  • 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. 

Latest News

Peter Phillips runs Sydney marathon in aid of AWARE raising over £26,000!


AWARE is extremely grateful to Peter Phillips for running the Sydney marathon and...

World Suicide Prevention Day!


World Suicide Prevention Day! 10-09-2019 The purpose of this day is to raise...

AWARE offices closed 30/07/2019 for staff training


AWARE offices will be closed on Tuesday 30th of July and will reopen Wednesday...

Shoppers to help deliver Tesco Centenary Fund


Shoppers to help deliver Tesco Centenary Fund Tesco customers in Northern Ireland...

Social Media

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About Depression

Symptoms of Depression

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Support Groups

Find your nearest Support Group

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

BELFAST OFFICE

Tel: 028 9035 7820

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DERRY/LONDONDERRY OFFICE

Tel: 028 7126 0602

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