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AWARE holding public talk in Kircubbin - all welcome!

AWARE holding public talk in Kircubbin - all welcome!

Published on Monday, 27 August 2018

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Northern Ireland depression, charity AWARE is hosting a public talk in Kircubbin entitled, ‘Let’s talk about it, suicide and self-harm.’ The talk will be held in the Peninsula Healthy Living Partnership on Thursday 6 September 2018 at 10am and 7pm. Each of the talks will last approximately two hours and are free to attend.  

As the only charity in Northern Ireland dedicated to helping those with depression, AWARE hopes that the public talk will help de-stigmatise the illness of depression and encourage more people to talk about their mental health and if they are struggling or have thoughts of suicide.  

AWARE believe that it is important that people with depression and those close to them know how to access relevant and important information on suicide, depression and mental illness. At the talk, AWARE will be joined by representatives from Peninsula Healthy Living Partnership and the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a panel of experts who will raise awareness of the impact of depression, self-harm and suicide on individuals and families.

Tom McEneaney from AWARE said,

‘In Northern Ireland in 2017, 305 people lost their lives to suicide. It is important that people know where they can access help if they are suffering from mental illness or have thoughts of suicide.

“At AWARE, we also understand the devastating impact that depression has on the family unit - which is why we feel its important we open our services to everyone in order to help them understand the illness of depression and therefore provide adequate help and support for their loved one.”

“AWARE will also have information on their local support groups in Bangor and Newtownards as well as volunteers from each group to chat to people who feel they may benefit from the use of a Support Group.

“The talk is free to attend and registration is not necessary. Simply come along to the time that suits you and we will be there to welcome you.”

More information is available here or contact Kirsty Menagh - Peninsula Healthy Living Partnership on 028 4273 9021 or email peninsulahealthyliving@outlook.com

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