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16 January 2018
AWARE’s 2018 Mindfulness programme launched

AWARE’s 2018 Mindfulness programme launched

AWARE’s Mindfulness programme has been launched for 2018. Mindfulness is a form of meditation which can help you develop skills and techniques to cope with the daily challenges a busy life can bring, such as stress and anxiety. It involves making a special effort to give your full attention to...

09 January 2018
Brighten Up Blue Monday!

Brighten Up Blue Monday!

Blue Monday is the term given to what has been claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. It usually falls on the third Monday of January, which is 15 January this year. Bad weather, debt levels, lower motivation and failing new year resolutions are some of the reasons suggested for...

09 January 2018
AWARE Wellbeing & Mindfulness Programmes

AWARE Wellbeing & Mindfulness Programmes

AWARE has a range of wellbeing and mindfulness courses running in 2018. Living Life to the Full is a six-session programme which can help you manage your feelings when you are stressed, worried or depressed and learn simple, practical skills to help you cope with life's challenges.  We are...

14 December 2017
Maxol donating 10p from every hot drink sold

Maxol donating 10p from every hot drink sold

Maxol is donating 10p from every cup of coffee, tea and hot drink purchased at participating Maxol service stations across Northern Ireland until 31 December. Brian Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer of Maxol, said: “We’re incredibly proud of our partnership with AWARE and the great work...

06 December 2017
Supporting Communities with Welfare Reform

Supporting Communities with Welfare Reform

Universal Credit is a payment for people over 18 but under State Pension age who are on a low income or out of work. Universal Credit will be introduced for new claims on a phased geographical basis across Northern Ireland from September 2017 to September 2018.  Universal Credit will...

01 December 2017
AWARE Raffle 2017 Winners Announced

AWARE Raffle 2017 Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the winners of AWARE's 2017 Raffle, which was held on Thursday 30 November. 1st Prize £2,000 - Bill Wolsey 056864 2nd Prize £500 - John Paul Henry 057702 3rd Prize - Two night stay in Hastings Group Hotel with B&B and an evening meal - Ann Gormley 079769....

22 November 2017
Shop, Save & Support Aware with Savoo

Shop, Save & Support Aware with Savoo

Support AWARE as you shop and search online with Savoo.co.uk in partnership with Bing.  Savoo will donate to AWARE every time you search and every time you purchase with the discounts provided by Savoo!  Simply signup at https://www.savoo.co.uk/#awareni .  Then use the Savoo page...

21 November 2017
AWARE has it covered with Abbey Bond Lovis!

AWARE has it covered with Abbey Bond Lovis!

AWARE has been announced as the nominated charity for Abbey Bond Lovis Insurance Brokers & Risk Advisors in 2018. AWARE is the leading depression charity for NI and works exclusively for people with depression and bipolar disorder. Funds raised will help AWARE continue to develop its...

13 November 2017
Mood Matters Parent & Baby for Maternity Staff

Mood Matters Parent & Baby for Maternity Staff

On Friday 3rd November AWARE (the national depression charity for NI) and Royal Jubilee Maternity Services joined together to introduce the Mood Matters Parent and Baby Programme to maternity staff.  Staff were invited to attend an information session presented by Marina McCully the...

09 November 2017
AWARE calls for volunteers this Christmas

AWARE calls for volunteers this Christmas

Could you spare 2 hours of your time this Christmas to help AWARE? AWARE are seeking passionate and enthusiastic volunteers to join them this December at a number of Christmas fundraising events across NI. These include street and store collections, and Christmas activity with a...

24 October 2017
AWARE takes centre stage as Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall’s first ever charity partner!

AWARE takes centre stage as Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall’s first ever charity partner!

AWARE has been announced as Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall’s first official nominated charity. AWARE is the leading depression charity for NI and works exclusively for people with depression and bipolar disorder. Funds raised will help AWARE continue to develop its services. ...

16 October 2017

AWARE courses postponed today

All AWARE courses have been postponed today (Monday 16 October 2017) due to the severe weather warning. The AWARE offices will also be closed from 11:30am today.    Thanks   Team AWARE

11 October 2017
Pure Gym Newtownabbey gets ‘AWARE’ for mental health

Pure Gym Newtownabbey gets ‘AWARE’ for mental health

  Newtownabbey gym, Pure Gym has announced a new fundraising partnership with local mental health charity, AWARE. The partnership will make an effort to make a real difference in helping the charity support and educate more people on the illness of depression in North Belfast and...

10 October 2017
Depression could be costing your business more than you think

Depression could be costing your business more than you think

  Today is World Mental Health Day and with the theme of ‘Mental Health in the Workplace,’ Northern Irelands national depression charity has said that the rates of depression in Northern Ireland are the highest in the UK - with the overall prevalence of mental illness an estimated 25%...

20 September 2017
The AWARE Mood Walk is coming to Omagh town

The AWARE Mood Walk is coming to Omagh town

  Lace up your walking shoes and step out to support AWARE in Omagh next month. AWARE is encouraging local people to sign up and participate in their annual fundraising AWARE Mood Walk in Omagh taking place on Sunday 1 October 2017 Registration from 12:30pm at the Youth Sports Centre. Walk...

20 September 2017
AWARE response to University of Liverpool study on childhood depression

AWARE response to University of Liverpool study on childhood depression

AWARE – the national depression charity for Northern Ireland has today reacted to the latest study from UCL Institute of Education and the University of Liverpool which was published with the National Children’s Bureau. The study shows that a quarter of girls and one in 10 boys show signs...

13 September 2017
Mountain trekker Banjo Bannon supporting AWARE’s Slieve Donard Trek to mark World Mental Health Day

Mountain trekker Banjo Bannon supporting AWARE’s Slieve Donard Trek to mark World Mental Health Day

  Terence ‘Banjo’ Bannon who scaled the heights of Mount Everest in 2003 is urging people to support AWARE at their annual Slieve Donard Trek taking place on Saturday 7 October 2017. AWARE is the national depression charity for Northern Ireland and will hold their annual Slieve Donard...

12 September 2017
Statement from AWARE regarding the Kaz Hawkins and friends, Sing for AWARE concert

Statement from AWARE regarding the Kaz Hawkins and friends, Sing for AWARE concert

It is with deep regret that AWARE announce that they have had to cancel the ‘Kaz Hawkins and friends - Sing for AWARE’ concert which was due to take place on Friday 22 September at the Belfast Waterfront. The concert in which Kaz Hawkins was to headline, joined by other guest artists has...

04 September 2017
Support AWARE at their annual Mood Walk taking place this Friday at the Foyle Arena

Support AWARE at their annual Mood Walk taking place this Friday at the Foyle Arena

  The AWARE Mood Walk is coming up on Friday 8 September 2017 at 6pm and the depression charity is encouraging local people to help mark World Suicide Prevention Day by registering for this Mood Walk.   The AWARE Mood Walk is a great opportunity to bring together as many people as...

29 August 2017
AWARE open new Support Group in the city for people with depression

AWARE open new Support Group in the city for people with depression

  AWARE - the national depression charity for Northern Ireland has today announced the opening of their third weekly Support Group in the Waterside area of Londonderry. The Support Group which will run weekly from the Shared Future Centre on Irish Street will hold its first meeting on...
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