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02 December 2015
School pupils singing their way to the top at the iconic Guildhall

School pupils singing their way to the top at the iconic Guildhall

Mental Health Charity AWARE (formerly Aware Defeat Depression) is hosting, ‘Singing Star North West’ a singing competition for young people from schools across Derry on Friday 26th February 2015 at the beautiful Guildhall. Applications are still open and any young person with a keen interest...

27 November 2015
Do One Thing on Global Giving day

Do One Thing on Global Giving day

The global social media charity drive #GivingTuesday is set to take Northern Ireland by storm on Tuesday, December 1st and AWARE will be part of it! Giving Tuesday is a worldwide movement that started four years ago as a response to the spending splurge of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It has...

19 November 2015
In a season where there can be ‘di-stress' learn how to ‘de-stress’ with a free Mindfulness information evening in CRUN

In a season where there can be ‘di-stress' learn how to ‘de-stress’ with a free Mindfulness information evening in CRUN

Due to the huge support shown by the people of Coleraine and the demand for our Mindfulness Programme, AWARE (formerly Aware Defeat Depression) is returning to CRUN for an evening of Mindfulness on Monday 30th November from 7pm-8.30pm.  Those in attendance will get a real understanding of...

19 November 2015
Mental health charity echoes calls for Livingstone apology over “psychiatric help” comments

Mental health charity echoes calls for Livingstone apology over “psychiatric help” comments

One of Northern Ireland’s leading mental health charities has echoed calls for former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone to apologise for saying an opponent, who had previously suffered from depression, needed"psychiatric help". AWARE (formerly Aware Defeat...

12 November 2015
AWARE to host public talk in Limavady

AWARE to host public talk in Limavady

AWARE will be holding the fifth in a series of public talks in The Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, Main Street, Limavady on the 26th November 2015 at 7pm (refreshments at 6.45). As the only charity in Northern Ireland dedicated to helping those with depression, the charity hope that the...

11 November 2015
AWARE launches first Mindfulness Day for Northern Ireland

AWARE launches first Mindfulness Day for Northern Ireland

Leading depression and mental health charity AWARE has launched Northern Ireland’s first Mindfulness Day and is encouraging us to be more mindful of each other, especially on November 10 from today onwards.   The event saw a range of people from the third sector and the business...

10 November 2015
Get On Your Bike For AWARE

Get On Your Bike For AWARE

To coincide with its 20th anniversary, leading depression and mental health charity, AWARE is setting its supporters a challenging cycle to help raise awareness of the ongoing challenge faced by 1 in 4 people in Northern Ireland who suffer from depression. The 416-mile journey takes place...

10 November 2015
AWARE launch a ‘Traveller Mental and Emotional Wellbeing Project’ with Public Health Agency

AWARE launch a ‘Traveller Mental and Emotional Wellbeing Project’ with Public Health Agency

AWARE has launched a three year ‘Traveller Mental and Emotional Wellbeing Project.’ Funded by the Public Health Agency (PHA), this project aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health within the Traveller community and provide practical support to promote mental and emotional...

05 November 2015
Asking for help isn’t a weakness, it’s a strength

Asking for help isn’t a weakness, it’s a strength

AWARE are part of the Together For You project. Throughout the month of November, Together For You are running a campaign to encourage Men to look after their mental health and wellbeing by seeking help early.  By asking the question “Are you trying to remain strong and silent?”,...

03 November 2015
AWARE host successful “Public Talk” in Craigavon

AWARE host successful “Public Talk” in Craigavon

We are delighted at how successful the recent public talk in Craigavon was. The event entitled, “Let’s Talk about it… A conversation on depression” was held in The Craigavon Civic & Conference Centre, Craigavon on Wednesday 28th of October and was well attended by members of...

03 November 2015
Mental health care in NI can’t be left behind, warns charity

Mental health care in NI can’t be left behind, warns charity

One of Northern Ireland’s leading mental health charities has called on the Stormont Assembly to ensure mental health patients here aren’t left behind patients elsewhere in the UK following the launch of a major campaign calling for more funding in England. AWARE (formerly Aware Defeat...

29 October 2015
Public Talk in Carrickfergus

Public Talk in Carrickfergus

‘Let’s talk about it… a conversation on depression.’ The next public talk will be in Carrickfergus on 11 November  After three successful events in Bangor, Coalisland and Craigavon, the fourth in these series of talks will be held in The Jubilee Hall, Carrickfergus Town Hall,...

28 October 2015
AWARE launching their Annual Mindfulness Day

AWARE launching their Annual Mindfulness Day

We are launching our Annual Mindfulness Day on Tuesday 10 November at the Stormont Hotel and are inviting all our supporters to attend.   The event will explore the benefits of Mindfulness from a participants point of view as well as hearing all about Mindfulness from our expert...

27 October 2015
#AWAREDOT winner announced...

#AWAREDOT winner announced...

On the run up to World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October, we asked our Facebook and Twitter followers to tell us things they do to improve their mental health and well-being. Each person that commented with their #AWAREDOT idea was then entered into a draw to win a signed Stephen Ferris...

20 October 2015
Leading hairdressers Peter Mark supporting AWARE

Leading hairdressers Peter Mark supporting AWARE

We are very excited to be part of the latest fundraising initiative from leading hairdressers Peter Mark. The 'Petermarkathon' will be happening during October 23 - October 26th.   Peter Mark salons in both Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland will be fundraising for the the AWARE...

08 October 2015

AWARE to host public talk in Coalisland

AWARE are hosting ten public talks throughout Northern Ireland during 2015/16. AWARE have already hosted successful talks in Bangor and in Coalisland.   As depression affects 1 in 4 of the population at some stage in their lives.  AWARE believe that it is vital for people with...

06 August 2015
Join team AWARE for the Titanic Runher challenge

Join team AWARE for the Titanic Runher challenge

Join with Team Aware in October this year as we take on the Titanic 5k and 10k Runher. Aware will be entering a team to support all those in NI affected by depression. This year we are teaming up with Runher to offer you the opportunity to run/walk or jog for AWARE and support all those people...

06 August 2015
Becoming a member of AWARE

Becoming a member of AWARE

AWARE is a membership organisation and we are inviting members of the public to register with us to become a member at no charge.  The membership form will soon be available for you to fill in online. In the meantime, the membership form is available for you to download in two parts. Please...

25 June 2015
Together For You reaches over 24,000 individuals

Together For You reaches over 24,000 individuals

Since its launch in October 2013, Together For You, a partnership project funded by the Big Lottery Fund, has reached over 24,000 individuals in Northern Ireland with their mental health services, including those delivered by Aware. Led by Action Mental Health (AMH), services are delivered in...

28 May 2015
Artist draws on experience to help AWARE

Artist draws on experience to help AWARE

An up and coming illustrator from Holywood, who has dealt with depression and anxiety since her teens, is auctioning her latest work to raise money for Aware.  Organised by AWARE Support Group facilitator and event organiser, Aoife Kenny, this magical night that will have you singing along...
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