AWARE

AWARE

40-44 Duncairn Gardens
Belfast
BT15 2GG
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

9am-  5pm (Monday to Thursday) 

9am - 2:15pm (Friday

AWARE is the Depression Charity for Northern Ireland. The focus of our work is to educate and provide support to people on the illness of depression. A Derry born charity, we now have two offices; one in Derry/Londonderry and a second office in Belfast. AWARE has an established network of 25 support groups in rural and urban areas across the country, which are run by our trained volunteers. Support groups welcome people with depression and bipolar disorder as well as carers for people with the illness. We also deliver Information Outreach sessions and attend community events to give more information about AWARE and our services. AWARE deliver mental health and well being programmes into communities, schools, colleges, universities and workplaces. These programmes include our suite of Mood Matters programmes, Living Life to the Full, Mental Health First Aid and Mindfulness. AWARE has a fundraising department organising fundraising events in schools and communities throughout Northern Ireland. At AWARE, we believe that the people who use our services should have a say in how they are developed and delivered, so we employ people with experience of depression at every level in the organisation, including the Board of Trustees. We rely on our dedicated and caring volunteers who run our support groups. Many of our volunteers began as service users themselves and as such are an excellent asset to us and keep us informed on staying in touch with people's needs.

AWARE offers support and information for anyone who experiences depression or bipolar disorder. We operate over 20 free support groups across Northern Ireland, an online support group and an email support service. 

We provide various training and education programmes, including Mental Health First Aid, Mood Matters, Living Life To the Full and Mindfulness.

AWARE also has a full range of fundraising events throughout the year that people can get involved in.

We are always looking for new volunteers to facilitate support groups or to help with fundraising. If you would like to help us please get in touch. 

www.aware-ni.org

AWARE's Services

AWARE's Content

Event
Fundraiser Online / Virtual Outdoor Activity

AWARE

Walk or Run 5k in September for AWARE! Are you looking for a fun way to exercise, lift your mood and feel good- whilst raising vital funds for mental health in Northern Ireland? We have got the perfect challenge for you! Our usual Mood Walk events are suspended due to COVID-19, so we are inviting you to take on your own 5k Mood Walk this September to mark World Suicide Prevention Day!
Dates:
01 - 30 September 2020
N/A
Event
Fundraiser Outdoor Activity

AWARE

We have some great news! Now that social distancing regulations are beginning to ease, we are delighted to let you know Team AWARE will be trekking Slieve Donard on Saturday, 10th October 2020 in celebration of World Mental Health Day.
Dates:
10 October 2020
Newcastle
Event
Fundraiser

AWARE

Join us for this fantastic day of family fun for all ages on this scenic Foyle trek for our annual Mood Walk! We are so incredibly overwhelmed and thankful to the number of people that show up every year to help us raise money for AWARE at this special event, enabling us to continue the work and support we give to those living with depression and bi-polar. Last year we had over 600 people, adults and children, participate. Wow! And this year we are so excited to see some familiar faces and hopefully some new ones!
Dates:
08 September 2019
Londonderry/Derry
Event
Fundraiser

AWARE

Join us for this fantastic day of family fun for all ages for our annual Mood Walk! We are so incredibly overwhelmed and thankful to the number of people that show up every year to help us raise money for AWARE at this special event, enabling us to continue the work and support we give to those living with depression and bi-polar. Last year we had over 600 people, adults and children, participate. Wow! And this year we are so excited to see some familiar faces and hopefully some new ones!
Dates:
08 September 2019
Omagh
Event
Fundraiser

AWARE

Join us for this fantastic day of family fun for all ages in the beautiful grounds of Stormont Estate for our annual Mood Walk! We are so incredibly overwhelmed and thankful to the number of people that show up every year to help us raise money for AWARE at this special event, enabling us to continue the work and support we give to those living with depression and bi-polar. Last year we had over 600 people, adults and children, participate. Wow! And this year we are so excited to see some familiar faces and hopefully some new ones. So come along with your family and friends, lift your mood and feel good with our AWARE Mood Walk!
Dates:
01 September 2019
Belfast
mental health awareness week
News

AWARE

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, with the focus this year on stress.
Garden Show Ireland
News

AWARE

AWARE, the depression charity for Northern Ireland, is delighted to be involved in the Allianz Garden Show Ireland this year, helping to raise awareness of depression, mental health and the support that is available.
Mindfulness courses
News

AWARE

AWARE’s Mindfulness programme has been launched for 2018. Mindfulness is a form of meditation which can help you develop skills and techniques to cope with the daily challenges a busy life can bring, such as stress and anxiety.
Brighten up Blue Monday
News

AWARE

Blue Monday is the term given to what has been claimed to be the most depressing day of the year. It usually falls on the third Monday of January, which is 15 January this year.
News

AWARE

A new blog has been launched by award winning mental health charity, Aware Defeat Depression. The blog called ‘I am Depression Aware’ is found at www.iamdepressionaware.com

More Information

Type of Organisation

Other

Company Number

NI30447

NI Charity Number

NI100561

Team

  • Michelle Byrne
  • Leah Catterson
  • Linda Wade
  • Orlaith Strong
  • Kate Richardson