Articles tagged with: Mental Health


    24 March 2020

    AWARE's top five home-schooling tips

    Is this your first week home-schooling the little ones? We know this can cause feelings of uncertainty and may put a strain on your mental health, so we want to give you our top five tips on home-schooling... 1. Don’t Stress It’s easier said than done but this is so important, especially,...

    09 March 2020
    And So I Watch You From Afar & Friends present.... OK? 

    And So I Watch You From Afar & Friends present.... OK? 

    A group of friends and colleagues across the local creative scene are holding a music and arts festival in support of mental health awareness and suicide prevention. To celebrate community and to encourage asking the question… Are you ok? Raising money for Aware, PIPS, and Help Musicians....

    25 February 2020
    LIVE at the Lyric Sunday 22nd March

    LIVE at the Lyric Sunday 22nd March

    Fancy a night of all things comedy? Live at the Lyric is returning on Sunday 22nd March for an evening of stand-up comedy, with all proceeds going to AWARE!  Hosted by Ian Thompson, the night will feature some of the best up and coming local talent in Northern Ireland including Robbie...

    24 February 2020
    Fairhill Launches Employee Wellbeing Initiative with support from AWARE

    Fairhill Launches Employee Wellbeing Initiative with support from AWARE

    FAIRHILL Shopping Centre in Ballymena has launched a new Employee Wellbeing Initiative, promoting positive mental health to all traders and employees within the centre. With an increasing focus being placed on overall wellbeing, Fairhill is setting the standards in employee welfare, with a...

    07 February 2020
    The Importance of Investing in Children and Young People's Mental Health

    The Importance of Investing in Children and Young People's Mental Health

    As Children's Mental Health Week comes to an end, we hope you have enjoyed our ‘Take 5’ health and wellbeing tips for young people. We finish this week with a sobering reminder of why it is so important that we invest in the mental health of children and young people. In the first three...

    06 February 2020
    Time to Talk Day - Tips for Parents and Teachers

    Time to Talk Day - Tips for Parents and Teachers

    Today is Time to Talk Day, a day that provides an opportunity to open up conversations about mental health and break the stigma around opening up. As it’s also Children’s Mental Health Week, we thought we would take this opportunity today to support parents and teachers in encouraging their...

    31 January 2020
    Children's Mental Health Week 2020 - Find your Brave

    Children's Mental Health Week 2020 - Find your Brave

    Monday 3rd February marks the beginning of Children’s Mental Health Week 2020. The week was set up in 2015 by children’s mental health charity, Place2Be and highlights the importance of children and young peoples’ mental health. According to official NHS figures, nearly 13% of children aged...

    09 October 2019
    World Mental Health Day 10-10-19

    World Mental Health Day 10-10-19

    Tomorrow is World Mental Health Day which is a day the entire globe is invited into a conversation of mental health awareness, education and to advocate against the stigma that surrounds it. It mobilizes people from every country to reach out to a loved one who is struggling. A day to take part...

    03 October 2019
    AWARE celebrates another great year

    AWARE celebrates another great year

    We are so thankful to all our staff, facilitators, volunteers and supporters for their hard work for AWARE this year! They are the reason we have furthered our reach in Northern Ireland and been able to support more people on their journey to recovery from depression, anxiety and Bipolar. Read...

    23 September 2019
    AWARE to take part of Bangor Cares week 23-29 September 2019

    AWARE to take part of Bangor Cares week 23-29 September 2019

    AWARE is thrilled to be taking part of Bangor Cares week for healthy heads, heart and community.  AWARE is hosting a public talk, as part of this weeks events, on Wednesday 25th at 6.30pm in the Aurora Leisure Complex on 'Let's talk about depression and your mental health. It is free to...

    10 September 2019
    World Suicide Prevention Day!

    World Suicide Prevention Day!

    World Suicide Prevention Day! 10-09-2019 The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented! NI: The Department of Health has published the Protect Life 2: A Strategy for Suicide Prevention in the north of Ireland. Read here Suicide affects all of us....

    23 July 2019
    Shoppers to help deliver Tesco Centenary Fund

    Shoppers to help deliver Tesco Centenary Fund

    Shoppers to help deliver Tesco Centenary Fund Tesco customers in Northern Ireland are being invited to cast their votes to help community projects bag up to £50,000 this summer. The supermarket is marking its Centenary with not one, but two £100,000 community grant funds in Northern...

    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...

    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...