Articles tagged with: Mental Health


    08 July 2019
    Meet the Dromore man running through every county in Ireland for AWARE

    Meet the Dromore man running through every county in Ireland for AWARE

    Shane McMahon (32) from Dromore in Co Tyrone is celebrating his 32nd birthday by running through the 32 counties of Ireland raising money for AWARE and Aware in the South of Ireland. Shane was aware of a number of suicides in the area where he lives and decided that he wanted to do something for...

    01 July 2019
    Help AWARE win £50,000 with Tesco Centenary Fund

    Help AWARE win £50,000 with Tesco Centenary Fund

    We are delighted to announce that we have been selected by Tesco to go forward to a customer vote in Tesco stores throughout Northern Ireland during July and August to receive a grant of either £20,000, £30,000 or £50,000. If we win the £50,000 grant, this money would enable AWARE to help...

    18 June 2019
    AWARE wins Fundraising Team of the Year

    AWARE wins Fundraising Team of the Year

    Congratulations to the AWARE Fundraising Team who won Fundraising Team of the Year at the Institute of Fundraising Awards on Thursday 6 June 2019. The Fundraising Team has worked incredibly hard despite challenging situations and whole-heartedly deserve this accolade. The team consists of 1...

    11 June 2019
    'Your Local Well-being' event on Sunday 23rd June 2019

    'Your Local Well-being' event on Sunday 23rd June 2019

    Times: 9:30-1:30pm at Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh Proudly supporting AWARE. Proudly sponsored by SuperValu Omagh. Listen, be inspired and gain some helpful tips as our guest speakers and panelist share their own mental health and well-being journeys. There will be local businesses on...

    07 June 2019
    Ulster Bank staff supporting AWARE and Macmillan as part of One Week in June

    Ulster Bank staff supporting AWARE and Macmillan as part of One Week in June

    Ulster Bank staff from branches and head office are chalking up miles of steps for charities AWARE and Macmillan Cancer Support as part of the annual staff initiative, One Week in June. The charity campaign, now in its eighth year, is hoping to break through the £1 million mark of charity funds...

    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...

    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
    ***NEW VIDEOS** Click for more information

    ***NEW VIDEOS** Click for more information

    AWARE is delighted to add not one, but two new videos to our YouTube channel and website. Connecting with people through the use of video is very important, and we are proud to bring you two new videos sharing information about our support groups and stories of depression from people who have...

    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...

    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...

    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...