What is this? AWARE is absolutely delighted to partner up with our ambassador, Kaz Hawkins to sell this charity single, "Don't Slip Away" which she has written for AWARE. All proceeds from this song will go directly to support AWARE - the national depression charity for Northern Ireland.
How to download: The song costs £1.50* to download with the option to donate more if you would like. To buy the single, click on 'buy' in the blue writing above. This will then link you to an external website called 'Bandcamp.' You can then make your purchase of £1.50 or more using PayPal or any major credit or debit card. Once the song is purchased, you will have the option to download onto iTunes, please follow on-screen instructions.
Does AWARE receive all the proceeds? There are a couple of very small admin fees which we must pay to bandcamp, but after that, AWARE will receive all proceeds from this song. The artist does not benefit from any sales of this song. The proceeds of the song will be put directly back into the services offered by AWARE including educating and supporting people throughout Northern Ireland on the importance of looking after our mental health and the signs and symptoms of illnesses like depression.
Why did Kaz write this song for AWARE? Kaz has been very public about her struggle with depression and her fight to overcome the trauma of the past. It is her hope that the song will give people hope not to take drastic action in dark days. She hopes her survival through the horrific experiences she suffered throughout her life will connect with listeners. In Kaz Hawkins’ continuous campaign to use her music to increase awareness around depression, this single will be the first release from her new album Don’t You Know. The single will only be available direct from AWARE until her album is officially released at Belfast Cathedral on 22nd July where Kaz will also be donating a percentage of album sales on the night to AWARE.
I have depression, can AWARE help me? AWARE is a Northern Ireland based charity with lots of help and support for people struggling with the illness of depression and bipolar disorder. We offer self-help support groups which are totally free and no referral is required, you just turn up when the support group is on and someone will be there to welcome you and give you more information about how the group can help. We have 24 Support Groups throughout Northern Ireland, click this link to find your local Support Group. AWARE also deliver mental health and well being programmes into communities, schools, colleges, universities and workplaces across Northern Ireland. These programmes include our suite of Mood Matters programmes, Living Life to the Full, Mental Health First Aid and Mindfulness.
I do not wish to buy the song; but can I still make a donation to the charity? Yes, this is not a problem. You can still make a donation to AWARE by clicking here. You will have the option to make a one off donation or sign up to make a monthly, quarterly or yearly donation.
How do I follow AWARE on Social Media? AWARE is very active on Social Media and like to regularly update followers with the latest information on depression, training programmes, self-help links and news on what we are doing as a charity to help combat stigma and encourage more people to seek help if they are suffering. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
The small print: *VAT charge added to the sale of each song.