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06 June 2019
AWARE and Macmillan Cancer Support hosting a public talk on the impact of cancer on mental health

AWARE and Macmillan Cancer Support hosting a public talk on the impact of cancer on mental health

Two of Northern Ireland’s leading charities, AWARE and Macmillan Cancer Support have teamed up with the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Northern Ireland to host a public talk in Craigavon. The event will see people share personal stories as well as feature a guest talk from a psychiatrist who...

28 May 2019
NOW HIRING - Corporate Fundraising Officer in Belfast Office

NOW HIRING - Corporate Fundraising Officer in Belfast Office

Could you be the next Corporate Fundraising Officer at AWARE? AWARE is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and skilled Corporate Fundraising Officer for the East/South East area to be based in AWARE's Belfast office. The Corporate Fundraising Officer will support the relationships between AWARE...

21 May 2019
Record-breaking donation to AWARE from The Bar of Northern Ireland!

Record-breaking donation to AWARE from The Bar of Northern Ireland!

We are so overwhelmed and thankful to the Bar for choosing AWARE as their charity partner this year and raising an incredible £82,500, the most they have ever raised before! This was an amazing way to mark Mental Health Awareness week for us and will help us a great deal in supporting those who...

20 May 2019
#DoOneThing challenge for Mental Health Awareness Week

#DoOneThing challenge for Mental Health Awareness Week

💛 It's the final day of your challenge to #DoOneThing is DO SOMETHING NICE. 💛  Perhaps you have considered volunteering with a charity (such as AWARE.) #DoOneThing today - make time for your colleagues by offering them a cup of tea or coffee, it might be just...

20 May 2019
#DoOneThing challenge for Mental Health Awareness Week

#DoOneThing challenge for Mental Health Awareness Week

💛Day 4 of your challenge to #DoOneThing is TAKE TIME FOR YOU. 💛  Perhaps you used to enjoy running, singing, knitting, reading or another hobby but you've given it up now. #DoOneThing and get a plan in place to start taking time out for you. By making some time for...

14 May 2019
#DoOneThing challenge for Mental Health Awareness Week

#DoOneThing challenge for Mental Health Awareness Week

AWARE is challenging you to #DoOneThing that will help improve your mood for Mental Health Awareness Week. Day 3 of your challenge KEEP IN TOUCH with friends and family. 💛  How often do we bump into someone and say 'we must get a catch up' then never get round to it. Get in...

14 May 2019
#DoOneThing challenge for Mental Health Awareness Week

#DoOneThing challenge for Mental Health Awareness Week

AWARE is challenging you to #DoOneThing that will help improve your mood for Mental Health Awareness Week. Day 2 of your challenge for is FOOD AND MOOD. What we fuel our bodies with has a massive impact on our mood. If we eat foods high in sugar, we give ourselves a temporary high but then...

13 May 2019
#DoOneThing challenge for Mental Health Awareness Week

#DoOneThing challenge for Mental Health Awareness Week

AWARE is challenging you to #DoOneThing that will help improve your mood for Mental Health Awareness Week. Day 1 of your challenge to #DoOneThing is MOVE MORE. Exercise is proven to have a positive impact on our mental health helping us to feel better and improve our mood. Some ideas to help...

30 April 2019
BLOG POST: How can we support young people through stress and anxiety?

BLOG POST: How can we support young people through stress and anxiety?

BLOG POST: How can we support young people through stress and anxiety? “Whatever you say, say nothing.” This 1975 poem by Irish poet Seamus Heaney spoke of the atmosphere of silence bred by the Troubles. It became the mantra that Northern Irish people lived by. Researchers suggest that this...

30 April 2019
NOW HIRING: Corporate Fundraising Officer (North West)

NOW HIRING: Corporate Fundraising Officer (North West)

Could you be the next Corporate Fundraising Officer at AWARE? AWARE is seeking to appoint enthusiastic and skilled Corporate Fundraising Officer for the North West area to be based in AWARE's Derry/ Londonderry office.  Click here to be brought to the Current Vacancies page

30 April 2019
BLOG POST: Early Intervention of Mental Health Education in Schools

BLOG POST: Early Intervention of Mental Health Education in Schools

The importance of early intervention of Mental Health Education in Schools through ‘Mood Matters’ 1 in every 10 of children and young people experience mental health problems, according to the Mental Health Foundation. However, of those experiencing problems at a young age, it’s reported...

29 April 2019
AWARE Blog Post: Mental Health in Young People

AWARE Blog Post: Mental Health in Young People

In April of this year, AWARE was joined by Victoria Carson, a student from Ulster University studying counselling and completing a module in Health Communication. As part of her module, Victoria kindly wrote three blogs for AWARE on mental health in young people. We will be sharing these blogs on...

09 April 2019
AWARE welcome news that political parties in Northern Ireland agree landmark maternal mental health Consensus Statement

AWARE welcome news that political parties in Northern Ireland agree landmark maternal mental health Consensus Statement

AWARE has welcomed the news just out this morning from the Maternal Mental Health Alliance that political parties in Northern Ireland have agreed a landmark maternal mental health Consensus Statement Tom McEneaney from AWARE said, “AWARE fully supports the Consensus Statement, and the open...

01 April 2019
Now recruiting - Education and Training Officers

Now recruiting - Education and Training Officers

Could you be the next Education and Training Officer at AWARE? We are currently recruiting three new positions.  AWARE require an Education and Training Officer with a focus on Mindfulness and helping to lead on the organisation and delivery of AWARE's Mindfulness programmes and a range of...

25 March 2019
AWARE volunteer providing plenty of run-spiration by running five marathons in five months

AWARE volunteer providing plenty of run-spiration by running five marathons in five months

If you need some run-spiration, then look no further than AWARE volunteer, Yasmin Brown. Yasmin, who is originally from Lurgan but lives in Belfast, is running five marathons to raise money for AWARE - the Depression Charity for Northern Ireland. We spoke to Yasmin to find out why she is taking...

15 March 2019
Now hiring sessional trainers for MindFit programme

Now hiring sessional trainers for MindFit programme

AWARE is seeking to add to our register of sessional trainers to deliver our MindFit mental health awareness programmes across all areas of Northern Ireland .MindFit is a 90 minute session delivered to a range of sports groups (currently GAA clubs, judo and boxing) although the session can be...

04 March 2019
FREE Mood Matters Adults programmes

FREE Mood Matters Adults programmes

AWARE has funding to deliver 3 Mood Matters Adults programmes in the Northern Trust area free of charge. The Northern Trust area covers the four new council areas - Antrim and Newtownabbey District, Causeway Coast and Glens District, Mid and East Antrim District and Mid Ulster District. The...

04 March 2019
**MORE SPACES AVAILABLE** FREE Mindfulness Stress Reduction Workshops

**MORE SPACES AVAILABLE** FREE Mindfulness Stress Reduction Workshops

FREE Mindfulness Stress Reduction Workshops for carers of people with mental health issues (These workshops are supported by Belfast Health and Social Care Trust therefore all participants must live in the Belfast area.)  Venue: AWARE Offices, 40 – 44 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast Workshop...

28 February 2019
Local Concert Featuring Special Guests Raises £10,000 for AWARE

Local Concert Featuring Special Guests Raises £10,000 for AWARE

The Pro Bono Choir composed of barristers and solicitors holds a fundraising concert each year, but their most recent has broken the mould for many reasons.  This week two local charities, AWARE and The Welcome Organisation have been presented with £20,000 which embodies the largest funds...

26 February 2019
Maxol raises £23,000 for AWARE

Maxol raises £23,000 for AWARE

Maxol, Northern Ireland’s leading family-owned forecourt and convenience retailer, is delighted to announce that with the help of staff and customers, they raised £23,000 in Northern Ireland for charity partner, AWARE. Brian Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer at Maxol, said: “We’re...
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