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23 May 2015
"Be Our Guest" for Derry Disney Gala

"Be Our Guest" for Derry Disney Gala

If you love the songs from all the Disney classics you’ll not want to miss this fabulous fundraising event on Saturday, May 23rd at the Maldron Hotel in Derry in aid of Aware Defeat Depression and Link Music. Organised by Aware Support Group facilitator and event organiser, Aoife Kenny, this...

18 May 2015
Double your donation with Local Giving

Double your donation with Local Giving

We have some fantastic fundraising news - for the next two weeks anyone who donates to Aware through Local Giving will have their donation matched by Local Giving up to £50. That means if you donate £50 Aware will receive £100. If you donate £5 Aware will receive £5. The campaign will...

01 May 2015
Become a member

Become a member

BECOME A MEMBER OF AWARE   Why become a member? Becoming a member of Aware Defeat Depression helps us to reach out to more and more people. Membership is free and we hope to be able to grow our Membership to become a unified voice which can be influential and improve the lives of people...

20 April 2015
Be Aware of depression during this week, April 20-27, 2015

Be Aware of depression during this week, April 20-27, 2015

Northern Ireland’s leading depression charity, Aware Defeat Depression is asking people to be more conscious of depression during Depression Awareness Week, which starts on Monday 20 April and runs until Sunday 27 April 2015.   According to...

17 April 2015
New Mindfulness Courses

New Mindfulness Courses

PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP THIS MAY WITH NEW MINDFULNESS COURSES   We all lead busy lives and there is nothing wrong in looking for support to get through the ups and downs, so says one local charity as it launches courses to focus on our mental health and overall wellbeing. Kicking off in...

12 April 2015
Cycle4Light

Cycle4Light

Aware.ie in the Republic of Ireland are hosting a weekend festival this May in the beautiful surroundings of Connemara to raise money to help people affected by depression across the Republic. It will be a fantastic event and any budding cyclists are encouraged to take part in the Connemara...

09 April 2015
West Belfast Support Group

West Belfast Support Group

Our new fortnightly West Belfast Support Group is now open. It runs fortnightly on Thursdays, 6.30pm-8pm. The group, held at Falls Library, like all our Support Groups, will provide a welcoming platform for people affected by depression to talk openly to other people with the illness. We have...

27 January 2015
Aware on BBC Newsline

Aware on BBC Newsline

BBC Newsline featured an extended piece on depression and Mindfulness on their January 26 bulletin. The piece featured an interview with Sam, who had suffered from depression and practices Mindfulness to help relieve stress and anxiety. You can watch the piece again by clicking here.

04 November 2014
Sporting heroes endorse positive mental health programme

Sporting heroes endorse positive mental health programme

Sport NI, in conjunction with Aware Defeat Depression, has launched a Mental Health and Wellbeing pilot programme, operating until April 2015, which will target all aspects of positive mental health through sport from Grassroots to Developmental and High Performance level. The new programme will...

20 October 2014
Failure to fully address perinatal mental health problems costs over £8billion

Failure to fully address perinatal mental health problems costs over £8billion

20 October 2014 Failure to fully address perinatal mental health problems carries a total economic and social long-term cost to society of over £8 billion for each one-year cohort of births in the UK, according to a new report ‘The costs of perinatal mental health problems’ released today...

10 October 2014
Together For You celebrates World Mental Health Day

Together For You celebrates World Mental Health Day

10 October 2014 As part of World Mental Health Day, Together For You organised a mental health and wellbeing promotional event in CastleCourt, Belfast, yesterday.  Together For You is a mental health and wellbeing project funded by the Big Lottery Fund and Aware Defeat Depression is one of...

09 October 2014

O2 Northern Ireland raising money for Aware Defeat Depression at Grand Opera House Casino Night

9 October 2014 Staff from o2 Northern Ireland, in conjunction with Samsung, are hosting a Casino Night to raise money for Aware Defeat Depression on Saturday, October 18 in the Grand Opera House in Belfast. The night will feature world renowned Elvis impersonator Jim 'The King' Brown, there...

19 September 2014
Aware Defeat Depression are 'highly commended' at DANI Awards

Aware Defeat Depression are 'highly commended' at DANI Awards

19 September 2014 We are delighted to have been highly commended at the DANI Awards (Digital Arts Northern Ireland) which took place in St Columb’s Hall on Friday 19 September 2014.   The award in the ‘Not for Profit’ category was for our hard work with the ‘I...

12 September 2014
Aware Defeat Depression are now recruiting a Director of Fundraising and Communications

Aware Defeat Depression are now recruiting a Director of Fundraising and Communications

12 September 2014 Are you looking for a new challenge in a vibrant organisation with a big vision? If you answered yes to this question, now might be the time to make the move to an organisation with an exciting programme of work to help those in Northern Ireland who suffer from depression or...

02 September 2014
Aware Defeat Depression at Together For You event in Cookstown

Aware Defeat Depression at Together For You event in Cookstown

2 September 2014 On Tuesday 2 September 2014, Together For You hosted its first annual shared learning event on mental health and wellbeing. Together For You is a partnership project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, aimed at delivering mental health and wellbeing services to a range of people...

12 August 2014
Aware Defeat Depression urge people to seek help for depression following the tragic death of Hollywood actor Robin Williams

Aware Defeat Depression urge people to seek help for depression following the tragic death of Hollywood actor Robin Williams

12 August 2014 The tragic death of movie star, Robin Williams is unfortunately a reminder of the amount of people who are suffering from depression in silence. Whilst it is not yet confirmed, it is believed that the actor died by suicide following a battle with severe depression. Depression is...

29 July 2014
Free Living Life to The Full courses now open in Derry for September and October

Free Living Life to The Full courses now open in Derry for September and October

29 July 2014 We are holding free Living Life to The Full programmes in our offices on the Strand Road, Londonderry during the months of September and October. Living Life to The Full is a six week programme based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and is particularly beneficial for those people...

07 July 2014
Eddies leap of faith raises a staggering amount of money for Aware Defeat Depression

Eddies leap of faith raises a staggering amount of money for Aware Defeat Depression

7 July 2014 Eddie’s ‘leap of faith’ raises £2500 for Aware Defeat Depression A 23 year old Northern Ireland man who has been battling the illness of depression has raised an amazing £2500 by skydiving for Aware Defeat Depression.  Eddie McClenaghan, from Ballygawley in County...

02 July 2014
Carol McGleenon wins Volunteer of the Year at Aware Defeat Depression

Carol McGleenon wins Volunteer of the Year at Aware Defeat Depression

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...

24 June 2014
Mood Matters Adults free to any sports club or organisation in NI (Limited spaces - get in quick!)

Mood Matters Adults free to any sports club or organisation in NI (Limited spaces - get in quick!)

24 June 2014 If you are part of a sports club or organisation in Northern Ireland and think your club would be interested in a free mental health and well-being programme, please contact us today. As part of an initiative from Sport NI funded by the Public Health Agency, Aware Defeat Depression...
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