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  • 14 June 2018
    The Bar of NI announce AWARE partnership

    The Bar of NI announce AWARE partnership

    The Bar of NI have announced that their chosen charity for 2018/19 is AWARE. Welcoming the new charity, Adele O’Grady QC, Chair of the Bar’s Charity Committee said: “We are very happy to announce our partnership with AWARE. “Every single one of us experiences stress from time to time...
  • 04 June 2018
    Ulster Bank raised an amazng £105,227 for AWARE

    Ulster Bank raised an amazng £105,227 for AWARE

    Thousands of staff from across Ulster Bank’s 44 branches embarked upon a wide range of fundraising activities in June to support AWARE, from cycling, walking and zip-lining to cinema nights, golf outings, concerts and hosting customer tea, coffee and cakes events. The annual staff led summer...
  • 24 May 2018
    AWARE celebrates volunteers

    AWARE celebrates volunteers

    AWARE marked Volunteers’ Week with a celebration event on Saturday 2 June at the Europa Hotel, Belfast. The event, which included a bus tour of Belfast, was organised as a thank you to the many dedicated AWARE volunteers who share their time to help the charity.  AWARE has over one...
  • 23 May 2018
    Let’s Talk about Diabetes, distress and depression

    Let’s Talk about Diabetes, distress and depression

    Diabetes UK Northern Ireland has teamed up with AWARE and the Royal College of Psychiatrists to hold an event to raise awareness about diabetes, distress and depression during Diabetes Week on Thursday 14 June. AWARE, the depression charity for Northern Ireland, has been reaching out to local...
  • 22 May 2018
    Support group relaunched in Dungannon

    Support group relaunched in Dungannon

    AWARE, the depression charity for Northern Ireland is relaunching its Dungannon support group. The group will meet fortnightly in The Niamh Louise Foundation, 32 Coalisland Road, Dungannon. The first meeting will be on Thursday 7 June at 7.00pm. AWARE has over 20 support groups across Northern...
  • 15 May 2018
    Be stress AWARE during Mental Health Awareness Week

    Be stress AWARE during Mental Health Awareness Week

    It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, with the focus this year on stress. We are all at risk of stress, competing demands for our time and various work and life pressures can build up until we experience physical symptoms, changes in our behaviour and feelings of anxiousness, agitation and...
  • 15 May 2018
    Progressive Building Society provide much needed boost to Mental Health services

    Progressive Building Society provide much needed boost to Mental Health services

    To mark Mental Health Awareness Week on 14 – 20 May 2018, Progressive Building Society is donating £25,000 each to AWARE and CAUSE, two local mental health charities as part of its 2018 charitable giving. The partnership with AWARE and CAUSE will allow for much needed resources to be...
  • 14 May 2018
    Cycle for AWARE

    Cycle for AWARE

    Join the 30 or 50 mile cycle in aid of AWARE and mental health across Northern Ireland on 17 June. This event is hosted by Omagh Wheelers and Omagh AWARE Fundraising Group and sponsored by Ballymore Services. Registration is £10 and we ask that you fundraise as much as you can. We recommend...
  • 30 April 2018
    Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week 30 April - 6 May

    Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week 30 April - 6 May

    AWARE as a member of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance UK and Northern Ireland Regional Perinatal Mental Health Forum fully supports this very important week for families to raise awareness of the importance of families mental health during pregnancy, post pregnancy and the early years of a...
  • 27 April 2018
    Mental health in focus at Allianz Garden Show Ireland

    Mental health in focus at Allianz Garden Show Ireland

    AWARE is delighted to be involved in the Allianz Garden Show Ireland this year, helping to raise awareness of depression, mental health and the support that is available. Chelsea Gold Medallist Ian Price, a Belfast based garden designer, has created a meditation garden in association with AWARE,...
  • 19 April 2018
    Spring into Style with Victoria Square to support AWARE

    Spring into Style with Victoria Square to support AWARE

    We need your help to win £1000! Visit our charity partner Victoria Square this weekend, 21 - 22 April and visit the Spring Secret Garden! Within the garden you'll find five models showcasing spring fashion from a different store within the centre. Each model has been styled by an 'influencer'...
  • 19 April 2018
    Women in a quarter of the UK still can’t access vital maternal mental health services

    Women in a quarter of the UK still can’t access vital maternal mental health services

    New maps launched today by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance’s Everyone’s Business Campaign show that pregnant women and new mums in a quarter of the UK still cannot access lifesaving specialist perinatal mental health services, which meet national guidelines. The Maternal Mental Health...
  • 09 April 2018
    Strictly Come Dancing in aid of AWARE

    Strictly Come Dancing in aid of AWARE

    IKEA and AWARE are joining forces for a day of dancing! Join us at Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday 28 April at the Stormont Hotel for the afternoon matinee at 3.00pm. Tickets are £10, £5 for 5-18 year olds and free for under 5s. Tickets can be purchased by calling AWARE's Belfast office on...
  • 05 April 2018
    The Black Dog – Depression doesn’t always look like Depression

    The Black Dog – Depression doesn’t always look like Depression

    As Snow Patrol star Gary Lightbody opened up about his struggle with “The Black Dog” of depression since teenage years, saying he "used to think about not existing", the Princes Trust statistics documenting that 44% of young people in Northern Ireland say they have experienced a mental health...
  • 29 March 2018
    SERC beauty students offer treatments in support of AWARE

    SERC beauty students offer treatments in support of AWARE

    Pop into the Beauty Salon at South Eastern Regional College, Castle Street, Lisburn on Friday 4 May from 12 noon until 3.00pm and avail of some mini beauty treatments including file and polish, back massage and mini facials. Lisa McCormick Baxter, Beauty Co-ordinator at South Eastern Regional...
  • 29 March 2018
    Join IK Butchers for their annual charity walk

    Join IK Butchers for their annual charity walk

    Pop on your trainers, wake up the kids and bring the dog for a stroll on Sunday 29 April at 9.00am and support IK Butcher’s annual charity walk. Starting at Ardglass crossroads the 10 mile walk will do a loop returning to the Ardglass crossroads. Ignatius Connor, charity walk organiser said,...
  • 28 March 2018
    Partnership launched with Bullitt Hotel

    Partnership launched with Bullitt Hotel

    Bullitt Hotel have launched a new charity partnership with AWARE, to help to raise vital funds through a range of fundraising activities and events, and educate customers and employees on the importance of checking-in on their mental health. Announcing the partnership, Petra Wolsey, group...
  • 20 March 2018
    SPAR Omagh Half Marathon to benefit AWARE

    SPAR Omagh Half Marathon to benefit AWARE

    AWARE is delighted to be chosen by Omagh Harriers as one of the charities to benefit from this year’s SPAR Omagh Half Marathon on Saturday 7 April. Every £15 raised will allow one young person to receive our Mood Matters programme which gives them the skills to maintain...
  • 07 March 2018
    Volunteer to make a difference for AWARE

    Volunteer to make a difference for AWARE

    AWARE is recruiting volunteers for upcoming events and collections in the Belfast area.  If you can spare an hour or two to help, our fundraising team would love to hear from you. * Sunday 18 March - 1pm - 5pm* Wednesday 21 March - 12pm - 4pm* Wednesday 4 April - 10am - 4pm* Saturday 28...
  • 05 March 2018
    Driving for depression AWAREness

    Driving for depression AWAREness

    Gary Rodgers, Ballynahinch Motor Factors is showing his support for AWARE during the upcoming Northern Ireland Rally Championship. Gary has branded his rally car with the AWARE logo to help spread awareness of depression and the support available.  Commenting on his decision to brand...

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