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03 August 2020
Driving away depression - The AWARE fleet gets a brand new car

Driving away depression - The AWARE fleet gets a brand new car

We are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new AWARE car! The charity’s branded Renault Clio will now be joined by an AWARE Audi and will be driven around by AWARE volunteers to get Northern Irish people talking about mental health and depression and to encourage them to reach out for...

12 June 2020
AWARE joins forces with government and charities to support mental wellbeing

AWARE joins forces with government and charities to support mental wellbeing

A new virtual wellbeing hub to promote positive mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic has been launched. The Department for Communities and the Department of Health have partnered with 15 leading mental and wellbeing health charities and the Healthy Living Centre Alliance representing 28...

18 May 2020
 Local Universities and AWARE tackle mental health in the workplace

Local Universities and AWARE tackle mental health in the workplace

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University, in collaboration with AWARE, have developed an innovative pilot project to explore the link between mental health training and improvements in wellbeing in the workplace. People in Northern Ireland experience 20-25 percent...

19 March 2020
Covid-19: Changes to AWARE services & events

Covid-19: Changes to AWARE services & events

Due to the developing Covid-19 situation and the resulting health and safety concerns, AWARE has suspended all support groups and wellbeing programmes until further notice. We have also had to postpone some of our fundraising events (see below). The safety of our service users, staff and...

18 March 2020
Covid-19 Marathon update

Covid-19 Marathon update

In light of recent events around Covid-19  the following marathons have been postponed: -Spar Omagh Half Marathon due to take place on 28th March has been postponed to Saturday 27th June 2020      -London Marathon due to take place on Sunday 26th April has been postponed to...

12 March 2020
Covid 19 (coronavirus) Announcement

Covid 19 (coronavirus) Announcement

Covid-19 Announcement. Due to the developing Covid-19 situation and health and safety concerns, AWARE has suspended all support groups and wellbeing programmes until further notice. The safety of our service users, staff and supporters is of utmost priority and we will be working hard in the...

05 March 2020
AWARE launches first annual Investors in Mental Health Awards

AWARE launches first annual Investors in Mental Health Awards

AWARE, the depression charity for Northern Ireland is launching its inaugural Investors in Mental Health Awards this Friday, 6th March. The Investors in Mental Health Awards is a new initiative developed by AWARE that will take place annually. The aim is to provide recognition to schools,...

27 February 2020
Our Lives, Our Voices:  AWARE teams up with Diabetes UK & AMH to deliver new programme

Our Lives, Our Voices: AWARE teams up with Diabetes UK & AMH to deliver new programme

Diabetes UK Northern Ireland in partnership with AWARE and Action Mental Health is launching a new mental health and emotional Wellbeing Programme designed for young people living with type 1 diabetes. The Our Lives, Our Voices project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund NI and has...

26 February 2020
How to Support Someone with Depression

How to Support Someone with Depression

Depression is a serious but treatable disorder that affects millions of people around. It is the leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease. In Northern Ireland, the rates of depression are much higher than the rest of the UK, with 1...

24 February 2020
Fairhill Launches Employee Wellbeing Initiative with support from AWARE

Fairhill Launches Employee Wellbeing Initiative with support from AWARE

FAIRHILL Shopping Centre in Ballymena has launched a new Employee Wellbeing Initiative, promoting positive mental health to all traders and employees within the centre. With an increasing focus being placed on overall wellbeing, Fairhill is setting the standards in employee welfare, with a...

07 February 2020
The Importance of Investing in Children and Young People's Mental Health

The Importance of Investing in Children and Young People's Mental Health

As Children's Mental Health Week comes to an end, we hope you have enjoyed our ‘Take 5’ health and wellbeing tips for young people. We finish this week with a sobering reminder of why it is so important that we invest in the mental health of children and young people. In the first three...

06 February 2020
Time to Talk Day - Tips for Parents and Teachers

Time to Talk Day - Tips for Parents and Teachers

Today is Time to Talk Day, a day that provides an opportunity to open up conversations about mental health and break the stigma around opening up. As it’s also Children’s Mental Health Week, we thought we would take this opportunity today to support parents and teachers in encouraging their...

03 February 2020
CMHW 2020 - AWARE receives new funding to deliver children's mindfulness programmes

CMHW 2020 - AWARE receives new funding to deliver children's mindfulness programmes

To mark the start of Children’s Mental Health Week, we are very excited to announce that we have received funding to deliver a number of free Paws b programmes in primary schools across Northern Ireland this year. Paws b is a mindfulness-based educational programme for children aged 7-11 years...

31 January 2020
Children's Mental Health Week 2020 - Find your Brave

Children's Mental Health Week 2020 - Find your Brave

Monday 3rd February marks the beginning of Children’s Mental Health Week 2020. The week was set up in 2015 by children’s mental health charity, Place2Be and highlights the importance of children and young peoples’ mental health. According to official NHS figures, nearly 13% of children aged...

01 January 2020
I am aware …. are you?

I am aware …. are you?

AWARE, with the support of JCDecaux, are launching their #iamaware campaign which will run on bill boards and adshels regionally throughout 2020.  The purpose of the campaign is to help people talk about depression, and indeed mental ill health generally. The campaign has 4 simple messages:...

17 December 2019
AWARE Support Groups

AWARE Support Groups

To support you over the festive period AWARE is facilitating some additional support groups  

14 November 2019
#itsChristmasHELPME - AWARE's Top Tip's for Surviving Christmas

#itsChristmasHELPME - AWARE's Top Tip's for Surviving Christmas

#itsChristmasHELPME Christmas can be the hardest season of the year for people living with Depression. But you have control and CAN achieve positive mental health during it. We'll do it together with 'AWARE's Top Tips For Surviving Christmas' Karen Collins, AWARE's Chief Executive says, ...

04 November 2019
Nerve Centre host's vocalist Dana Masters in aid of AWARE

Nerve Centre host's vocalist Dana Masters in aid of AWARE

In aid of Aware NI, Nerve Centre is delighted to host vocalist Dana Masters on Saturday, December 7th, with guests Kwame (Bounce Culture) and The Jack McHale Blues Trio. Originally from the Deep South in the United States, Dana grew up with sound of soul, rhythm and blues and gospel music all...

09 October 2019
World Mental Health Day 10-10-19

World Mental Health Day 10-10-19

Tomorrow is World Mental Health Day which is a day the entire globe is invited into a conversation of mental health awareness, education and to advocate against the stigma that surrounds it. It mobilizes people from every country to reach out to a loved one who is struggling. A day to take part...

03 October 2019
AWARE celebrates another great year

AWARE celebrates another great year

We are so thankful to all our staff, facilitators, volunteers and supporters for their hard work for AWARE this year! They are the reason we have furthered our reach in Northern Ireland and been able to support more people on their journey to recovery from depression, anxiety and Bipolar. Read...
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