Articles tagged with: Young People


    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,...

    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...

    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...

    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
    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...

    06 February 2017
    “I didn’t speak up, and I didn’t seek help. That is my biggest regret.” These are the words of 19 year old Emma Norris who suffered from depression as a teenager.

    “I didn’t speak up, and I didn’t seek help. That is my biggest regret.” These are the words of 19 year old Emma Norris who suffered from depression as a teenager.

    To mark the beginning of Children’s Mental Health Week, Emma documented her own personal journey with depression and the effect it had on her education and personal life. Emma suffered from depression in her teens when she was a year 14 student at Aquinas School in Belfast. Her depression was...

    26 May 2016
    AWARE, supports the findings of recent report which highlights exam stress as among the top cause of suicide in teenagers

    AWARE, supports the findings of recent report which highlights exam stress as among the top cause of suicide in teenagers

    Experts at the University of Manchester investigated the suicides of 130 people aged under 20 in England between January 2014 and April 2015. The findings showed that contributory factors in the suicides included a physical health condition such as acne or ashthma; facing exams or exam results;...

    21 March 2016
    1 in 6 people in Northern Ireland are using anti-depressant medication

    1 in 6 people in Northern Ireland are using anti-depressant medication

    Statistics sought from the Health Minister show that a staggering 300,000 people in Northern Ireland have been prescribed antidepressant medication from their GP during 2014/15. More surprisingly however is that 500 of those people are aged under 15. Mental health charity, AWARE is the only...

    09 March 2016
    AWARE are 'unsurprised' at the rise in antidepressant use among teenagers

    AWARE are 'unsurprised' at the rise in antidepressant use among teenagers

    The World Health Organisation has said that a rise in the use of anti-depressant drugs among children is a concern.However, AWARE, the only mental health charity in Northern Ireland working exclusively for people with depression and bipolar has today said that the rise in antidepressant...