• Belfast Santa Dash for AWARE

    AWARE is delighted to team up with Cool FM to be one of the nominated charities for the annual Santa Dash. AWARE is the only mental health charity among all the charities participating in the Santa Dash. Sign up now to help raise money for AWARE. 

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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.

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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 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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