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*COVID-19 NOTICE *

Our offices are temporarily closed and face-to-face support groups are currently on hold due to safety concerns. We are currently in talks with venue owners and are working hard to get the groups returned safely as soon as possible.

If you need to get in touch with a member of the team please click here for contact details.  

We are operating a support line Mon-Fri 11am-3pm. Please call 07548530931 or 07340488254.

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

  • I am aware …. are you?

  • 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. 

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. ...

Abseil for AWARE – Sunday 4th October 2020

Calling all daredevils and adrenaline junkies! Join Team AWARE at our thrilling fundraising event abseiling down one of Belfast’s most famous landmarks! At 400 feet above sea level, you’ll experience breath-taking views of Belfast Lough and the city, before abseiling 100 feet down the side of the castle tower. This is an amazing opportunity...

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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.

BELFAST OFFICE

Tel: 028 9035 7820

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DERRY/LONDONDERRY OFFICE

Tel: 028 7126 0602

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