Articles tagged with: Mental Health


    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...

    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...

    08 February 2019
    AWARE offering free Mood Matters Young People Programmes to eligible schools and community groups

    AWARE offering free Mood Matters Young People Programmes to eligible schools and community groups

    Free Mood Matters Young People programme for schools and community groups in the Northern Trust area Would your community group or school be interested in receiving a Mood Matters Young People programme FREE of charge? Mood Matters Young People programmes can be delivered to 14 – 18 year...

    28 January 2019
    Belfast Castle Abseil for AWARE

    Belfast Castle Abseil for AWARE

    AWARE is giving you the opportunity to abseil from Belfast Castle on Sunday 14 April 2019. Take your opportunity to abseil this beautiful building whilst taking in the fantastic views of Belfast and the County Down coast line. Click here for more information       ...

    28 January 2019
    Free Mindfulness workshop

    Free Mindfulness workshop

    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...

    21 January 2019
    Radius Housing brighten up Blue Monday with AWARE

    Radius Housing brighten up Blue Monday with AWARE

    Today, (Monday 21 January) is known as Blue Monday, thought to be the most depressing day of the year. An iconic day then for Radius Housing to announce AWARE as their new charity partner for 2019/20. Radius Housing is set for an action-packed schedule of fundraising on behalf of new charity...