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  • 20 February 2018
    1-to-1 sessions

    1-to-1 sessions

    AWARE are offering free 1-to-1 sessions with a student wellbeing coach for a limited time, in our Derry/Londonderry office. Are you feeling down, depressed, anxious? This service is based on a guided self-help approach and can help: * Improve low mood. * Improve symptoms of anxiety including...
  • 14 February 2018
    Schools join Mood Walks for AWARE

    Schools join Mood Walks for AWARE

    A number of schools have taken part or signed up to take part in Mood Walks for AWARE to recognise Children's Mental Health Week. Schools involved included: Derry/Londonderry: St Columb's College St Cecilia's College St Mary's College St Eugene's Primary School Long Tower Primary School...
  • 09 February 2018
    #iamaware

    #iamaware

    Depression is a serious illness that affects thousands of people in Northern Ireland. AWARE is the depression charity for Northern Ireland and is here to offer support. If you are in distress or despair call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000 or the Samaritans on 116 123. Symptoms of Depression We...
  • 05 February 2018
    Focusing on Children’s Mental Health

    Focusing on Children’s Mental Health

    Children’s Mental Health Week runs from 5 – 11 February 2018, with the theme this year ‘being ourselves’, celebrating our uniqueness and thereby promoting a positive self-image. Teresa Sloan, Director Fundraising & Communications, AWARE said, “Research shows that mental health is a...
  • 01 February 2018
    Time to Talk Day

    Time to Talk Day

    Thursday 1 February 2018 is Time to Talk Day. Organised by Time to Change, the day aims to get everyone talking about mental health. There can be a stigma around talking about our mental health, and today the idea is to try and change that by striking up a conversation, no matter where you are -...
  • 31 January 2018
    Resilience and You Conference

    Resilience and You Conference

    SERC, in partnership with AWARE and the Royal College of Psychiatrists recently hosted a conference dedicated to building resilience in the workplace. The conference ‘Resilience and You’ aimed to raise awareness of the importance of developing and maintaining good mental health and of...
  • 30 January 2018
    Organise a School Mood Walk for AWARE

    Organise a School Mood Walk for AWARE

    Children's Mental Health Week runs from 5 - 11 February 2018.  AWARE is asking schools across Northern Ireland to organise a Mood Walk for AWARE during the month of February to highlight this important issue. This year the theme is celebrating uniqueness! Walking is one of the best ways to...
  • 30 January 2018
    ESB donate €10,000 to AWARE following staff challenge

    ESB donate €10,000 to AWARE following staff challenge

    ESB marked its 90th anniversary in 2017 with a charity challenge inviting staff to form teams to walk, run or cycle blocks of 90km between July and October. Each 90km milestone entitled the team to cast a vote for one of the six chosen charities. In all, 74 teams took part across the country,...
  • 25 January 2018
    Mindfulness in Schools Conference

    Mindfulness in Schools Conference

    Join AWARE for our Mindfulness in Schools Conference ~ Free your Mind~ on Monday 26 February in Crumlin Road Gaol, 53-55 Crumlin Road, Belfast. The conference is free, with refreshments on arrival at 9.30am for 10.00am start. The event will conclude at 1.00pm. Keynote speaker at the event is...
  • 25 January 2018
    Driving away depression

    Driving away depression

    Watch as AWARE's Newcastle Support Group facilitator Jarlath, and group members Agnes and Ryan share their experiences of depression as they drive around in the AWARE car.   AWARE's Support Groups run across Northern Ireland and are free to attend with no need to register. Find out...
  • 18 January 2018
    Break the safe to win a motorcycle!

    Break the safe to win a motorcycle!

    Call to the AWARE Break the Safe stand at NI Motorcycle Festival running from 2 - 4 February at Eikon Exhibition Centre, Lisburn. By making a donation to AWARE you can try your luck at breaking the safe. If you're lucky enough to guess the right code to open the safe, you'll win...
  • 18 January 2018
    GMcG Chartered Accountants working with AWARE

    GMcG Chartered Accountants working with AWARE

    2018 has got off to a great start with a new charity partnership launched with GMcG Chartered Accountants. We're looking forward to a successful year working together to organise a range of fundraising and awareness raising events. 
  • 17 January 2018
    Partnership with Victoria Square

    Partnership with Victoria Square

    AWARE is delighted to announce our new charity partnership with Victoria Square. AWARE will be working with Victoria Square throughout the year to increase awareness of mental health and help raise vital funds. Victoria Square has appointed five charities all under the umbrella of improving...
  • 16 January 2018
    AWARE’s 2018 Mindfulness programme launched

    AWARE’s 2018 Mindfulness programme launched

    AWARE’s Mindfulness programme has been launched for 2018. Mindfulness is a form of meditation which can help you develop skills and techniques to cope with the daily challenges a busy life can bring, such as stress and anxiety. It involves making a special effort to give your full attention to...
  • 09 January 2018
    Brighten Up Blue Monday!

    Brighten Up Blue Monday!

    Blue Monday is the term given to what has been claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. It usually falls on the third Monday of January, which is 15 January this year. Bad weather, debt levels, lower motivation and failing new year resolutions are some of the reasons suggested for...
  • 09 January 2018
    AWARE Wellbeing & Mindfulness Programmes

    AWARE Wellbeing & Mindfulness Programmes

    AWARE has a range of wellbeing and mindfulness courses running in 2018. Living Life to the Full is a six-session programme which can help you manage your feelings when you are stressed, worried or depressed and learn simple, practical skills to help you cope with life's challenges.  We are...
  • 14 December 2017
    Maxol donating 10p from every hot drink sold

    Maxol donating 10p from every hot drink sold

    Maxol is donating 10p from every cup of coffee, tea and hot drink purchased at participating Maxol service stations across Northern Ireland until 31 December. Brian Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer of Maxol, said: “We’re incredibly proud of our partnership with AWARE and the great work...
  • 06 December 2017
    Supporting Communities with Welfare Reform

    Supporting Communities with Welfare Reform

    Universal Credit is a payment for people over 18 but under State Pension age who are on a low income or out of work. Universal Credit will be introduced for new claims on a phased geographical basis across Northern Ireland from September 2017 to September 2018.  Universal Credit will...
  • 01 December 2017
    AWARE Raffle 2017 Winners Announced

    AWARE Raffle 2017 Winners Announced

    We are pleased to announce the winners of AWARE's 2017 Raffle, which was held on Thursday 30 November. 1st Prize £2,000 - Bill Wolsey 056864 2nd Prize £500 - John Paul Henry 057702 3rd Prize - Two night stay in Hastings Group Hotel with B&B and an evening meal - Ann Gormley 079769....
  • 22 November 2017
    Shop, Save & Support Aware with Savoo

    Shop, Save & Support Aware with Savoo

    Support AWARE as you shop and search online with Savoo.co.uk in partnership with Bing.  Savoo will donate to AWARE every time you search and every time you purchase with the discounts provided by Savoo!  Simply signup at https://www.savoo.co.uk/#awareni .  Then use the Savoo page...

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