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28 March 2018
Partnership launched with Bullitt Hotel

Partnership launched with Bullitt Hotel

Bullitt Hotel have launched a new charity partnership with AWARE, to help to raise vital funds through a range of fundraising activities and events, and educate customers and employees on the importance of checking-in on their mental health. Announcing the partnership, Petra Wolsey, group...

20 March 2018
SPAR Omagh Half Marathon to benefit AWARE

SPAR Omagh Half Marathon to benefit AWARE

AWARE is delighted to be chosen by Omagh Harriers as one of the charities to benefit from this year’s SPAR Omagh Half Marathon on Saturday 7 April. Every £15 raised will allow one young person to receive our Mood Matters programme which gives them the skills to maintain...

07 March 2018
Volunteer to make a difference for AWARE

Volunteer to make a difference for AWARE

AWARE is recruiting volunteers for upcoming events and collections in the Belfast area.  If you can spare an hour or two to help, our fundraising team would love to hear from you. * Sunday 18 March - 1pm - 5pm* Wednesday 21 March - 12pm - 4pm* Wednesday 4 April - 10am - 4pm* Saturday 28...

05 March 2018
Driving for depression AWAREness

Driving for depression AWAREness

Gary Rodgers, Ballynahinch Motor Factors is showing his support for AWARE during the upcoming Northern Ireland Rally Championship. Gary has branded his rally car with the AWARE logo to help spread awareness of depression and the support available.  Commenting on his decision to brand...

05 March 2018
Get involved in fundraising events for AWARE

Get involved in fundraising events for AWARE

AWARE has lots of exciting fundraising events planned for 2018! We'd love you to get involved to help raise vital funds for AWARE. Events include a Zipline across the Lagan, abseiling down the Europa Hotel, treks and a skydive - find out more. Get involved in a Mood Walk - walking is a...

05 March 2018
Ulster GAA shows commitment to mental health

Ulster GAA shows commitment to mental health

AWARE has received a donation of £2,650 from Ulster GAA - the proceeds from a raffle at the Ulster GAA President’s Awards night and a coffee morning held in the Ulster GAA office in Armagh. AWARE has worked closely with the GAA over the past year to develop a new wellbeing programme, MindFit,...

27 February 2018
AWARE launches mindfulness in primary schools

AWARE launches mindfulness in primary schools

AWARE, the depression charity for Northern Ireland, has launched a new mindfulness programme for primary school children. Paws b, designed and licensed by the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP), was the focus of the Mindfulness in Schools Conference: Free your Mind, which took place on Monday...

20 February 2018
1-to-1 sessions

1-to-1 sessions

AWARE are offering free 1-to-1 sessions with a student wellbeing coach for a limited time, in our Derry/Londonderry office. Are you feeling down, depressed, anxious? This service is based on a guided self-help approach and can help: * Improve low mood. * Improve symptoms of anxiety including...

14 February 2018
Schools join Mood Walks for AWARE

Schools join Mood Walks for AWARE

A number of schools have taken part or signed up to take part in Mood Walks for AWARE to recognise Children's Mental Health Week. Schools involved included: Derry/Londonderry: St Columb's College St Cecilia's College St Mary's College St Eugene's Primary School Long Tower Primary School...

09 February 2018
#iamaware

#iamaware

Depression is a serious illness that affects thousands of people in Northern Ireland. AWARE is the depression charity for Northern Ireland and is here to offer support. If you are in distress or despair call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000 or the Samaritans on 116 123. Symptoms of Depression We...

05 February 2018
Focusing on Children’s Mental Health

Focusing on Children’s Mental Health

Children’s Mental Health Week runs from 5 – 11 February 2018, with the theme this year ‘being ourselves’, celebrating our uniqueness and thereby promoting a positive self-image. Teresa Sloan, Director Fundraising & Communications, AWARE said, “Research shows that mental health is a...

01 February 2018
Time to Talk Day

Time to Talk Day

Thursday 1 February 2018 is Time to Talk Day. Organised by Time to Change, the day aims to get everyone talking about mental health. There can be a stigma around talking about our mental health, and today the idea is to try and change that by striking up a conversation, no matter where you are -...

31 January 2018
Resilience and You Conference

Resilience and You Conference

SERC, in partnership with AWARE and the Royal College of Psychiatrists recently hosted a conference dedicated to building resilience in the workplace. The conference ‘Resilience and You’ aimed to raise awareness of the importance of developing and maintaining good mental health and of...

30 January 2018
Organise a School Mood Walk for AWARE

Organise a School Mood Walk for AWARE

Children's Mental Health Week runs from 5 - 11 February 2018.  AWARE is asking schools across Northern Ireland to organise a Mood Walk for AWARE during the month of February to highlight this important issue. This year the theme is celebrating uniqueness! Walking is one of the best ways to...

30 January 2018
ESB donate €10,000 to AWARE following staff challenge

ESB donate €10,000 to AWARE following staff challenge

ESB marked its 90th anniversary in 2017 with a charity challenge inviting staff to form teams to walk, run or cycle blocks of 90km between July and October. Each 90km milestone entitled the team to cast a vote for one of the six chosen charities. In all, 74 teams took part across the country,...

25 January 2018
Driving away depression

Driving away depression

Watch as AWARE's Newcastle Support Group facilitator Jarlath, and group members Agnes and Ryan share their experiences of depression as they drive around in the AWARE car.   AWARE's Support Groups run across Northern Ireland and are free to attend with no need to register. Find out...

22 January 2018
Mindfulness in Schools Conference

Mindfulness in Schools Conference

Join AWARE for our Mindfulness in Schools Conference ~ Free your Mind~ on Monday 26 February in Crumlin Road Gaol, 53-55 Crumlin Road, Belfast. The conference is free, with refreshments on arrival at 9.30am for 10.00am start. The event will conclude at 1.00pm. Keynote speaker at the event is...

18 January 2018
Break the safe to win a motorcycle!

Break the safe to win a motorcycle!

Call to the AWARE Break the Safe stand at NI Motorcycle Festival running from 2 - 4 February at Eikon Exhibition Centre, Lisburn. By making a donation to AWARE you can try your luck at breaking the safe. If you're lucky enough to guess the right code to open the safe, you'll win...

18 January 2018
GMcG Chartered Accountants working with AWARE

GMcG Chartered Accountants working with AWARE

2018 has got off to a great start with a new charity partnership launched with GMcG Chartered Accountants. We're looking forward to a successful year working together to organise a range of fundraising and awareness raising events. 

17 January 2018
Partnership with Victoria Square

Partnership with Victoria Square

AWARE is delighted to announce our new charity partnership with Victoria Square. AWARE will be working with Victoria Square throughout the year to increase awareness of mental health and help raise vital funds. Victoria Square has appointed five charities all under the umbrella of improving...
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