2 July 2014
Carol has been honoured by Aware Defeat Depression as Volunteer of the Year at an awards ceremony in June 2014.
Carol has been facilitating the Newry Support based in Ballybot House and the Armagh Support Group which runs from Dobbin Street Community Centre. Both Support Groups run fortnightly and welcome people with depression as well as those that care for someone with the illness of depression, into a safe and caring environment. The Groups help those attending understand depression and supports them to speak freely about how they are feeling as well as allowing them to share information, discuss options and support each other in their journey to recovery.
Carol began her volunteering with the Armagh Support Group as a facilitator just over three years ago and recently stepped in to assist the charity by co-facilitating the Newry group with Sinead Murphy.
Siobhan Doherty, Chief Executive of Aware Defeat Depression said,
“Carol is a credit to the organisation and is highly regarded amongst our service users, staff and other
volunteers. Carol is dedicated, trustworthy and reliable. The work which Carol does is extraordinary in helping people in the Newry and Armagh areas with depression. Carol also represents Aware Defeat Depression at local health fairs and other events in the area.
“Without the hard work and dedication of people like Carol, it would be very difficult for a charity like Aware Defeat Depression to successfully operate, therefore we are extremely grateful for the hard work which she does.”
Carol McGleenon said,
“I am absolutely delighted to be recognised as Volunteer of the Year by Aware Defeat Depression. I thoroughly enjoy the work I do for the charity and feel privileged that I am able to support those with depression.
“The Support Groups are an incredible source of support and strength to those that attend and I am very proud to be associated with the Newry and Armagh groups. “