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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...

16 October 2013
Suffering from depression?

Suffering from depression?

16 October 2013 Suffering from depression? Don’t be afraid to talk about it. Help is available With an increase of 3.1% of adults diagnosed with depression in the last five years, it is important that people are able to recognise signs of depression and know where to go for help and...

16 October 2013

Aware Defeat Depression concerned as depression amongst adults in Northern Ireland is on the increase

16 October 2013 The Chief Executive of Aware Defeat Depression, Siobhan Doherty, has said she is very concerned at the increase of adults diagnosed with depression in Northern Ireland following statistics released by Health Minister, Edwin Poots. In a question asked to the Health Minister by...

10 October 2013
Aware Defeat Depression takes over the City of Culture

Aware Defeat Depression takes over the City of Culture

10 October 2013 Local charity, Aware Defeat Depression is holding two major events in the City of Culture this weekend with the first on World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2013.  Mayor of Derry, Councillor Martin Reilly attended the event on 10 October which featured singers from St...

27 September 2013
Aware Defeat Depression tackling stigma one cup of tea at a time

Aware Defeat Depression tackling stigma one cup of tea at a time

27 September 2013 Aware Defeat Depression is tackling the stigma of depression one cup of tea at a time as they unveil their brand new fundraising initiative this week. On Wednesday (June 19) Aware Board Member Lynda Bryans will launch the charity's Big D Guest T at a special lunch at...

27 September 2013
Northern Ireland man completes the Nice Iron Man challenge in less than 12 hours

Northern Ireland man completes the Nice Iron Man challenge in less than 12 hours

27 September 2013 Holywood man, Michael Purcell completed the Nice Iron man challenge on Sunday 23 June 2013 raising funds for Aware Defeat Depression. The County Down man put himself through the paces by starting off with a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile cycle and finished with a...

27 September 2013
Downpatrick athlete raises 1000s for Aware Defeat Depression in memory of running mate

Downpatrick athlete raises 1000s for Aware Defeat Depression in memory of running mate

  A Downpatrick woman who ran the Walled City Marathon last month in memory of her running club mate who passed away in April has raised over £1000 for a local mental health charity. School teacher Oonagh Breteche decided to raise money for Aware Defeat Depression after her East Down AC...
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