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14 July 2016
AWARE congratulate Neil Lennon on speaking out about his depression

AWARE congratulate Neil Lennon on speaking out about his depression

AWARE, Northern Irelands only mental health charity working exclusively for people with depression has today commended Neil Lennon on his bravery speaking out about his battle with depression. The former Celtic boss is using his own experience of depression to help other young people battling...

06 July 2016
Register for the Mood Matters Parent & Baby programme

Register for the Mood Matters Parent & Baby programme

AWARE is delighted to be bringing the brand new Mood Matters Parent & Baby programme free of charge to the public on Wednesday 7 September in the Belfast Offices of AWARE. The Mood Matters Parent and Baby programmes places a strong emphasis on looking after the mental health of both the...

30 June 2016
AWARE delighted to be the chosen charity partner for Maxol

AWARE delighted to be the chosen charity partner for Maxol

Maxol, leading forecourt and convenience retailer has announced AWARE as their new charity partner. The aim of the partnership, which will run until at least the end of 2017, is to promote positive mental health in communities across Northern Ireland. It will support the range and level of...

24 June 2016
Together for You reaches 52,000 beneficiaries

Together for You reaches 52,000 beneficiaries

At a conference on Wednesday 22nd June, AWARE along with eight other leading mental health charities celebrated the achievement of reaching over 52,000 beneficiaries with mental health services through the Together for You project, at the La Mon House Hotel. That’s over 15% of the population of...

12 June 2016
Belfast teenager over-coming depression celebrating her 18th birthday at AWARE Mood Walk

Belfast teenager over-coming depression celebrating her 18th birthday at AWARE Mood Walk

A Belfast teenager undergoing treatment for depression, will be celebrating her 18th birthday with 18 of her friends at the Belfast AWARE Mood Walk. Emma Norris, who actually turned 18 in March this year, was unfortunately too unwell to celebrate her birthday at the time. So instead the 18...

09 June 2016
AWARE scoops up at the Institute of Fundraising Awards

AWARE scoops up at the Institute of Fundraising Awards

AWARE were delighted to be recognised in three categories at the recent Institute of Fundraising Awards held in Riddell Hall, Belfast. AWARE picked up a 'Highly Commended' certificate for the Fundraising Event of the Year category for the AWARE Mood Walks. This is an amazing achievement for us...

09 June 2016
AWARE brings Summer Mindfulness to the people of Newry

AWARE brings Summer Mindfulness to the people of Newry

AWARE is hosting a 2 hour Mindfulness workshop at the Sean Holywood Arts Centre in Newry.  The workshop taking place on Thursday 16th June from 7pm – 9pm will aim to give people a better understanding of what Mindfulness is. Participants will explore the ancient technique which is proven...

03 June 2016
FREE Mental Health Programmes

FREE Mental Health Programmes

We have a series of Mood Matters Adults and Living Life to the Full programmes coming up in Belfast and Carrickfergus. The programmes combined take shape as a 7 week programme with the Mood Matters Adult programme as the first week and the Living Life to the Full (LLTTF) course continuing for...

26 May 2016
AWARE, supports the findings of recent report which highlights exam stress as among the top cause of suicide in teenagers

AWARE, supports the findings of recent report which highlights exam stress as among the top cause of suicide in teenagers

Experts at the University of Manchester investigated the suicides of 130 people aged under 20 in England between January 2014 and April 2015. The findings showed that contributory factors in the suicides included a physical health condition such as acne or ashthma; facing exams or exam results;...

20 May 2016
Add your social share graphic to social media now!

Add your social share graphic to social media now!

We created a collection of graphics for you to share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp to help you ask your friends, family and colleagues for donations on behalf of AWARE.   Check out the social share graphics    If you haven't already set up a JustGiving page, you...

18 May 2016
Vote for AWARE in the Ulster Tatler Awards

Vote for AWARE in the Ulster Tatler Awards

The Ulster Tatler Awards are coming up and there is a chance for you to get involved by casting your vote in many categories including Northern Ireland Charity of the Year. We would love it if all of our supporters voted for AWARE in the Charity of the Year category and helped us to promote the...

17 May 2016
AWARE Mood Walks podcast!

AWARE Mood Walks podcast!

Last year hundreds of people took part in AWARE Mood Walks across Northern Ireland raising over £30,000 to help people affected by depression and to help educate more and more people about mental illness. Now the AWARE Mood Walks are back for 2016! To get you in the Mood and give you a flavour...

16 May 2016
Belfast teen’s depression video helps break down stigma

Belfast teen’s depression video helps break down stigma

An online video on how to talk to someone with depression made by an 18-year-old Belfast woman who has suffered from the illness has really made an impact with over 1,000 views in less than three days. Emma Norris decided to tell her story to help educate and inform people about how to talk to...

29 April 2016
Team AWARE going coastal for Run Her

Team AWARE going coastal for Run Her

Join with Team AWARE on Friday 20th May as we take on the Run Her Coastal Challenge.  AWARE will be entering a team to support all those in NI affected by depression.   Following our success at the Titanic 10k last year, we are teaming up with Runher once again to offer you the...

07 April 2016
Surfers work in tandem to support AWARE

Surfers work in tandem to support AWARE

Surfers from across the North West paired up to take part in a unique event to raise money for AWARE last month. The money raised at the tandem surfing competition, run by Portrush-based surfing school Troggs, will help AWARE provide vital services for people affected by depression across...

04 April 2016
NEW Support Group opening this week in Ards

NEW Support Group opening this week in Ards

AWARE is delighted to be opening up our 24th support group this week in Ards.   The support group will open to the public on Wednesday 6 April at 7pm in Ards Community Centre on Frances Street and will run on a fortnightly basis thereafter.    The support group will welcome...

01 April 2016
Former hostage Terry Waite in Belfast to support AWARE

Former hostage Terry Waite in Belfast to support AWARE

Author and humanitarian Terry Waite jetted into Belfast yesterday to speak at AWARE’s conference in the Europa Hotel.   Sharing his experiences with the audience about his captivity in Beirut in the 1980s, Mr Waite talked openly about the terror he faced being held in a cell underneath a...

31 March 2016
AWARE host successful conference on wellbeing in the workplace

AWARE host successful conference on wellbeing in the workplace

Depression rates in Northern Ireland are the highest in the UK with the overall prevalence of mental illness an estimated 25% higher than in England. Mental illness is costing the local economy almost £31 million each year. The long-term risk to business is huge, although local mental health and...

24 March 2016
Belfast woman raises £2000 for mental health charity AWARE

Belfast woman raises £2000 for mental health charity AWARE

Elizabeth Millar, a local lady from Glencairn has raised over £2000 for regional mental health charity AWARE, by hosting her own Masquerade Night to raise much needed funds and awareness for those affected by the illness of depression. AWARE is the only mental health charity in Northern Ireland...

21 March 2016
1 in 6 people in Northern Ireland are using anti-depressant medication

1 in 6 people in Northern Ireland are using anti-depressant medication

Statistics sought from the Health Minister show that a staggering 300,000 people in Northern Ireland have been prescribed antidepressant medication from their GP during 2014/15. More surprisingly however is that 500 of those people are aged under 15. Mental health charity, AWARE is the only...
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