Articles tagged with: northern Ireland


    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...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    31 December 2018
    The importance of talking. AWARE respond to the figures released today in Belfast Telegraph that show a rise in antidepressant medication in Northern Ireland.

    The importance of talking. AWARE respond to the figures released today in Belfast Telegraph that show a rise in antidepressant medication in Northern Ireland.

    The importance of talking. AWARE respond to the figures released today in Belfast Telegraph that show a rise in antidepressant medication in Northern Ireland. AWARE, the Depression Charity for Northern Ireland, believes that the rise in use of antidepressants suggests that more people are going...

    27 January 2017
    AWARE add lots of exciting new events to Fundraising calendar for 2017

    AWARE add lots of exciting new events to Fundraising calendar for 2017

    AWARE is delighted to announce the events programme for 2017 with new events such as zorbing in Lough Neagh and a Europa abseil added the list. As a charity, fundraising is vital in order to allow us to continue our services. Your support is so important to us. So why not take on one of these...

    09 January 2017
    AWARE comments ahead of Prime Ministers speech today

    AWARE comments ahead of Prime Ministers speech today

    AWARE, the national depression charity for Northern Ireland has today welcomed the pledge from British Prime Minister, Theresa May to help more people with depression and reduce the number of suicides throughout the United Kingdom. The statement is expected to be today by the British Prime...

    30 September 2016
    Females in Northern Ireland are more likely to show signs of mental health problems than males

    Females in Northern Ireland are more likely to show signs of mental health problems than males

    A recent study conducted by the NHS found that mental illness among young women in England has soared. The NHS study found that 12.6% of women aged 16-24 screened positive for PTSD, 19.7% self-harm and that 28.2% have a mental health illness. A similar study conducted in Northern Ireland using...

    14 July 2016
    AWARE congratulate Neil Lennon on speaking out about his depression

    AWARE congratulate Neil Lennon on speaking out about his depression

    AWARE, Northern Irelands only mental health charity working exclusively for people with depression has today commended Neil Lennon on his bravery speaking out about his battle with depression. The former Celtic boss is using his own experience of depression to help other young people battling...