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14 March 2016
Almost £10,000 raised at the lunch event with Martin O’Neill

Almost £10,000 raised at the lunch event with Martin O’Neill

AWARE is delighted that almost £10,000 was raised at an event featuring football manager, Martin O’Neill in the Everglades Hotel on Thursday 10 March 2016.   Derry City footballing legend Felix Healy was the main event organiser. Felix said,  “AWARE does amazing work for people...

14 March 2016
Aramark names AWARE as their nominated charity for 2016

Aramark names AWARE as their nominated charity for 2016

Aramark names AWARE as their nominated charity of choice for Northern Ireland for 2016. Aramark’s Charitable Fund has raised over €380,000 since 2008.   Aramark, global provider of award winning services in food, facilities management and property, has announced its nominated charities...

14 March 2016
Peter Mark Salons raise £5000 for AWARE

Peter Mark Salons raise £5000 for AWARE

The annual Petermarkathon fundraiser, an initiative organised by Peter Mark Hair to support local charities took place in Peter Mark Salons throughout Northern Ireland. This year the Peter Mark team chose to support AWARE to raise much needed funds for the charity and specifically its work...

09 March 2016
AWARE are 'unsurprised' at the rise in antidepressant use among teenagers

AWARE are 'unsurprised' at the rise in antidepressant use among teenagers

The World Health Organisation has said that a rise in the use of anti-depressant drugs among children is a concern.However, AWARE, the only mental health charity in Northern Ireland working exclusively for people with depression and bipolar has today said that the rise in antidepressant...

01 March 2016
Rates of depression in teenagers have soared in past 25 years

Rates of depression in teenagers have soared in past 25 years

Leading mental health and depression charity, AWARE has today expressed concern that the rates of depression among teenagers in the UK has soared in the past 25 years.   The article from the Independent newspaper revealed that rates of depression and anxiety among teenagers...

29 February 2016
Let's talk about perinatal mental health @sportrelief #MumTalk

Let's talk about perinatal mental health @sportrelief #MumTalk

As part of a series of new short films produced by Sport Relief, TV presenter Fern Britton shared her experience of maternal mental health alongside other mums and dads from across the UK, who have also been affected, on Wednesday 24th February. The powerful personal stories were shared on Sport...

18 February 2016
AWARE now accepting relay teams for Malin to Mizen

AWARE now accepting relay teams for Malin to Mizen

AWARE is delighted to announce that we are now accepting relay teams to take part in our Malin to Mizen cycle challenge in May 2016. If you were interested in taking part in the cycle challenge but feel that the 416 mile cycle is to challenging for you as an individual; why not participate with...

15 February 2016
AWARE Celebrates 20 Years in Derry

AWARE Celebrates 20 Years in Derry

AWARE recently kicked off its 20-year anniversary events in the Guildhall.   Hosted by the Lord Mayor, Cllr. Elisha McCallion, the event reflected on the early days of the charity by hearing from its founding members, Gerry Ward and Dr Pat McKeon, as well as its current Chief Executive,...

15 February 2016
Charities call on the next NI Executive to have fair and equal policies for those living with mental ill-health

Charities call on the next NI Executive to have fair and equal policies for those living with mental ill-health

AWARE, as part of the Together For You project along with eight other leading charities have come together to call on all the political parties to commit to ring fencing funding for mental health, and providing better leadership on the way forward in the post Bamford era. The charities, which...

08 February 2016
Martin O’Neill to take part in an exclusive lunch and question and answer session for AWARE.

Martin O’Neill to take part in an exclusive lunch and question and answer session for AWARE.

AWARE is the only mental health charity in Northern Ireland working exclusively for those with depression and bipolar disorder. The charity which is in its 20th anniversary year, is hosting the event in the Everglades Hotel on Thursday 10 March 2016 at 1pm. Martin O’Neill has been managing the...

28 January 2016
AWARE launch Poetry Competition

AWARE launch Poetry Competition

AWARE has launched a Poetry Competition for post-primary schools to celebrate World Poetry Day on 21st March 2016 The poetry competition in in celebration of World Poetry Day 2016. Declared by UNESCO in 1999, World Poetry Day was set aside to celebrate and recognise reading The poetry...

22 January 2016
Training tips for Malin to Mizen

Training tips for Malin to Mizen

This summer brave fundraisers will be cycling the full length of Ireland to raise money to help people affected by depression. AWARE’s 416-mile Malin to Mizen cycle challenge (www.aware-ni.org/malintomizen) is open to anyone with a basic level of fitness – you don’t have to be an...

17 January 2016
Brighten up Blue Monday

Brighten up Blue Monday

Blue Monday is the name given to the 'most depressing day of the year' which typically falls on the third Monday in January. However, for people with depression, everyday can feel like a 'blue Monday.' Here at AWARE, we are using Blue Monday as an opportunity to raise awareness of the illness of...

14 January 2016
AWARE to host public talk in Newtownards

AWARE to host public talk in Newtownards

AWARE will be holding the sixth in a series of public talks in The Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards on the 26th January 2016 at 7pm (refreshments at 6.45pm). As the only mental health charity in Northern Ireland dedicated to helping those with depression, AWARE hope that the public talks...

13 January 2016
Register for Malin to Mizen for only £20!

Register for Malin to Mizen for only £20!

Celebrate AWARE's 20th anniversary and be one of the first 20 people to register for our Malin to Mizen cycle for only £20. As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations we are offering £20 registration to the first 20 people to register for our Malin to Mizen cycle. There is limited...

09 January 2016
Fundraisers brave the cold at AWARE New Year Splash Event

Fundraisers brave the cold at AWARE New Year Splash Event

More than 60 brave fundraisers made a splash in the chilly waters of Newcastle Beach to raise money and awareness for a local mental health charity, AWARE. Saturday’s (January 9) New Year Splash was hosted by AWARE (formerly Aware Defeat Depression) who provide a range of services to help...

06 January 2016
Update: New Years Day Splash

Update: New Years Day Splash

Following advice from the RNLI, unfortunately we had to postpone the scheduled Splash Event on 1 January 2016.   However, we are now delighted to have a new date organised for Saturday 9 January at 10:30am with all the finer details remaining the same.   Participants are asked to...

06 January 2016
Malin to Mizen - Exercise your way to better health

Malin to Mizen - Exercise your way to better health

Let’s face it most of us overindulged at Christmas, so now it’s January we will probably need to work off the festive excesses. It’s always hard to start exercising, but the secret is getting started. Exercise is not only good for your waistline; it is also good to help...

17 December 2015
AWARE launching '12 days of Christmas' on Christmas Day

AWARE launching '12 days of Christmas' on Christmas Day

AWARE are launching a social media campaign providing comfort to those experiencing low mood over the Christmas period.   The campaign entitled, ‘12 days of Christmas’ will be publicised on the AWARE Facebook account from Christmas Day. If you don't have a Facebook account you can...

09 December 2015
Free Mindfulness information evening in Newry

Free Mindfulness information evening in Newry

Due to the huge support shown by the people of Newry and the demand for our Mindfulness Programme, AWARE (formerly Aware Defeat Depression) is coming to the John Paul Conference Suite (Newry Conference and Banqueting Centre) for an evening of Mindfulness on Monday 14th of December from...
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