Information about our Support Groups
Our self-help 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.
The groups are facilitated by highly trained volunteers who are supported to carry out their role.
Depression can be a very isolating illness. Our groups provide an opportunity to meet others with similar experiences, this helps to explain the illness and allows group members to speak freely about how they are feeling, lets group members share information, discuss options and support each other to move forward.
In this section we aim to answer any questions you may have about Support Groups but feel free to contact us on 028 9035 7820 if you have any queries or concerns about attending for the first time.
For more information on self-help techniques click here.
To read the leaflet about AWARE Support Groups, please click here.
Feedback from participants:
"Depression is a difficult thing to accept you have, these groups help take away the stigma and you realise anyone can get depression. It provides you with confidence and support."
"AWARE provides a much needed practical service that helps people with depression, its services are free and the support groups are instantly accessible."
"Although I don't attend meetings that often, knowing they are there if I need them is such a comfort."
"I feel that attending AWARE support group meetings has helped me to fight my own depression."
Watch real life stories of depression and recovery, and the support that AWARE can give below: