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19 June 2014
Aware Defeat Depression saved my life - the personal story of one man from Ballynahinch

Aware Defeat Depression saved my life - the personal story of one man from Ballynahinch

19 June 2014 Depression is an illness that can affect anyone at any stage in their lives. Currently in Northern Ireland, around 13% of adults are living with depression. These statistics are for people who have been diagnosed with depression following a visit to their GP, therefore it is...

28 May 2014
Live Life to The Full is the message from Aware Defeat Depression to the people of Newry

Live Life to The Full is the message from Aware Defeat Depression to the people of Newry

28 May 2014 Aware Defeat Depression is putting additional resources into Newry during the month of June to encourage people to use their services.   Aware Defeat Depression run a Support Group in Ballybot House fortnightly on a Wednesday at 7:30pm. The Support Group welcomes people with...

21 May 2014
Aware Defeat Depression received national award at Science Museum in London

Aware Defeat Depression received national award at Science Museum in London

21 May 2014 As the only charity working exclusively for those with depression across Northern Ireland, we were delighted to receive a GSK IMPACT Award at the Science Museum in London on 15 May 2014 from over 400 charities nationwide who applied for GSKs flagship UK community investment...

30 April 2014
Depression on the increase: 13% of adults in Northern Ireland currently living with depression

Depression on the increase: 13% of adults in Northern Ireland currently living with depression

30 April 2014 According to the latest statistics from the Department of Health, around 13% of adults living in Northern Ireland have been diagnosed with depression and are currently living with the illness. These statistics are for people who have been diagnosed with depression following a...

28 April 2014
Depression Awareness Week 2014. Click here to see what we are doing

Depression Awareness Week 2014. Click here to see what we are doing

Video: Monday 28 April 2014 marks the beginning of Depression Awareness Week 2014. To commemorate this week we made a video featuring a number of people who have used our services. They describe how depression felt for them, and how far they have come with the help of Aware Defeat Depression...

11 April 2014
We are now recruiting members for our Board of Trustees

We are now recruiting members for our Board of Trustees

11 April 2014 Aware Defeat Depression is recruiting Trustees With your work and life experience could you help somebody else?   If you answered yes to this question, now might be the time to try something new and make a difference, both to your life and to the lives of others.  ...

27 March 2014
75% increase of people diagnosed with depression in West Belfast since 2007

75% increase of people diagnosed with depression in West Belfast since 2007

27 March 2014 Recent statistics sought from the Health Minister show that the rate of depression in West Belfast has dramatically increased by 75% from 2007 to 2012. It is important to remember that depression is a stigmatised illness and therefore people may not feel comfortable talking about...

25 March 2014
Aware Defeat Depression recognised as the only Northern Ireland winners at the GSK event in Stormont

Aware Defeat Depression recognised as the only Northern Ireland winners at the GSK event in Stormont

25 March 2014 Edwin Poots, Minister for Health and Social Services, was joined today by fellow MLAs and a number of locally based health charities, to showcase the excellent work the voluntary sector does in supporting Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland. Organisations attending the Event...

24 March 2014
Aware Defeat Depression launches blog documenting the personal journey of people with depression

Aware Defeat Depression launches blog documenting the personal journey of people with depression

24 March 2014 Aware Defeat Depression is the only charity in Northern Ireland exclusively helping people with depression. Working with people from all walks of life, Aware Defeat Depression hears first-hand the experience of what it’s like for people living with such a devastating illness....

18 March 2014
Making sense of colour and fashion - fundraising event on Tuesday 25 March in Kelly's Inn, Garvaghey for Aware Defeat Depression

Making sense of colour and fashion - fundraising event on Tuesday 25 March in Kelly's Inn, Garvaghey for Aware Defeat Depression

18 March 2014 A ‘making sense of colour and fashion event’ is to be held in Kelly’s Inn, Garvaghey on Tuesday 25 March 2014 at 7:30pm to help raise money for Aware Defeat Depression. Well known Personal and Corporate Image Consultant Billy Dixon will be compering the event which promises...

06 March 2014
We are proud winners of a GSK Impact Award in partnership with the Kings Fund

We are proud winners of a GSK Impact Award in partnership with the Kings Fund

6 March 2014 We are proud winners of a GSK Impact Award in partnership with the Kings Fund   Aware Defeat Depression, the only charity working exclusively for those with depression across Northern Ireland, has been named as one of this year’s winners of a GSK IMPACT* Award.  Over...

03 March 2014
Leah McKeever wins Singing Star North Belfast

Leah McKeever wins Singing Star North Belfast

3 March 2014 Leah McKeever scoops a half day in Half Bap recording studios after winning the Singing Star North Belfast competition Singing Star North Belfast put young solo talent from schools across the North of the city against each other in an X-Factor style battle.   In total, over...

21 February 2014
Singing Star North Belfast - 10 singers raising money for Aware Defeat Depression at The Mac, Belfast. Tickets available!

Singing Star North Belfast - 10 singers raising money for Aware Defeat Depression at The Mac, Belfast. Tickets available!

21 February 2014 Ten of the best young singers from North Belfast will go head-to-head next weekend in a brand new singing competition for a local mental health charity. Singing Star North Belfast pits young solo talent from schools across the North of the city against each other in an X-Factor...

12 February 2014
New Support Group opening up in Dungannon on Tuesday 11 March 2014

New Support Group opening up in Dungannon on Tuesday 11 March 2014

12 February 2014 Aware Defeat Depression, the only charity in Northern Ireland working exclusively for those affected by depression is opening a Support Group in Gardeners Hall, Victoria Way, Dungannon. The Support Group, which is free of charge, will launch on Tuesday 11 March at 7:00pm. They...

21 January 2014
New Support Group being launched in Newcastle, Co. Down this February

New Support Group being launched in Newcastle, Co. Down this February

21 January 2014 Aware Defeat Depression will be opening up a weekly Support Group in the Newcastle Centre, Newcastle on Thursday 13 February 2014 at 7pm.  The Support Group is free of chrage to attend and welcomes anyone with depression, male and female; as well as the family, friends and...

21 January 2014
Rehabilitation services urgently needed for people in NI with the most severe forms of mental ill health

Rehabilitation services urgently needed for people in NI with the most severe forms of mental ill health

21 January 2014 Northern Ireland urgently needs to address gaps in service provision for people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders and severe bipolar illness according to a new report published today by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in NI.  Rehabilitation is a highly...

17 January 2014
A new year, a new start - Aware Defeat Depression offering Mindfulness practice to people in Derry and Belfast

A new year, a new start - Aware Defeat Depression offering Mindfulness practice to people in Derry and Belfast

17 January 2014 For the first time in Northern Ireland, Aware Defeat Depression will be offering Mindfulness sessions to people across Belfast and Londonderry free of charge starting in January 2014.  In today’s world, we are caught up in our worries and concerns about the future or we...

23 December 2013
Carol singers raise money for Aware Defeat Depression

Carol singers raise money for Aware Defeat Depression

23 December 2013 Aware Defeat Depression warmed the hearts of chilly Christmas shoppers as they hosted a series of carol services in CastleCourt shopping centre in the week before Christmas. Five choirs from Belfast and beyond helped raise and amazing £1608.11 over four days from Monday,...

02 December 2013
Aware Defeat Depression receive financial support from ESB Electric Aid Ireland to the tune of 7,500 Euro!

Aware Defeat Depression receive financial support from ESB Electric Aid Ireland to the tune of 7,500 Euro!

2 December 2013 Leading mental health charity, Aware Defeat Depression received a cheque from ESB Electric Aid Ireland for €7,500/£6,200 following an application they made to them in July 2013. ESB Electric Aid Ireland focuses specifically on suicide and homelessness in Ireland and as part...

16 October 2013
Fundraising Volunteer - here's how!

Fundraising Volunteer - here's how!

16 October 2013 Aware Defeat Depression is currently seeking Fundraising Volunteers to help raise funds to support our work. All you need to do is choose something to do from our calendar of fundraising events or you can organise your own event. Fundraisers As a fundraising volunteer you are...
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