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AWARE

40-44 Duncairn Gardens
Belfast
BT15 2GG
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

9am-5pm

AWARE is the only charity in Northern Ireland working exclusively for those with depression. The focus of our work is to educate and provide support to people on the illness of depression.

AWARE offers support and information for anyone who experiences depression or bipolar disorder. We operate over 20 free support groups across Northern Ireland and a telephone helpline service. For information on group locations visit www.aware-ni.org or call the helpline on 08451 202961.

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. 

AWARE's Content

Event
Fundraiser Outdoor Activity

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Get your New Year off to a great start by joining AWARE on 1 January 2018 at Newcastle beach, Co Down for the New Year Splash. Now in its third year, this popular event sees brave fundraisers face the chilly water to help support AWARE, the depression charity for Northern Ireland.
Newcastle
Event
Workshop

AWARE

This condensed course in Mindfulness will benefit Professionals from any discipline. Mindfulness can be introduced into your work life to increase emotional resilience and job satisfaction. In two days, participants will learn about the scientific theory supporting Mindfulness and its benefits, the core techniques and will be equipped to use Mindfulness as a tool to improve focus, reduce stress, and increase creativity. . This training will be of particular benefit to healthcare professionals Nurses, General Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers have gained great benefit on a personal and professional level from attending AWARE’s Mindfulness Programmes. It is of note that those in the Education sector have also benefited much from AWARE’s Mindfulness Programme including University Lecturers, Secondary and Primary School Teachers. Evidence of course hours will be provided for CPD or PDP purposes.
Belfast
Event
Workshop

AWARE

Much of the time, we can live our lives on autopilot, everyday pressures can cause unconscious emotional and physiological reactions, we need practice to actively cultivate the skill of awareness so that we can experience the benefits of a more mindful way of living. As you become aware of your emotions, you learn to become an observer of negative thought patterns. This reduces anxiety and helps cultivate a stress response rather than stress reactivity which in turn improves your sleep patterns, general wellbeing and will help stabilize your mood. AWARE’s Mindfulness Programme also helps to cultivate self-compassion, it helps you to relax and recharge and means that you are kinder to yourself and others. Throughout the six weeks, Frank Liddy (AWARE’s Mindfulness practitioner) will teach you tools to improve your focus, reduce your stress levels and increase your creativity. Evidence of course hours can be provided for CPD or PDP purposes.
Belfast
Volunteering

Can you help AWARE this Christmas?

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Belfast
Event
Workshop

AWARE

AWARE are holding a Self-Compassion Workshop on 2 December, 10am - 4pm at AWARE, 40-44 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast.
Belfast
Event
Fundraiser

AWARE

Do you have a few hours to spare? AWARE are seeking volunteer collectors for their collections in the run up to Christmas - as listed. If you could give some time, that would be most appreciated. AWARE supports people with depression and locally.

Belfast
Event
Workshop

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Mindfulness Self Compassion with Frank Liddy.

Derry
Event
Workshop

AWARE

Mindfulness Training for Professionals with Frank Liddy.

Belfast
Event
Workshop

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Mindfulness Programme with Frank Liddy in Belfast.

Belfast
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

VCSE

Team

  • Patricia Mc Daid
  • Colleen Milligan
  • Carolyn Blair
  • Michelle Byrne
  • Joy Goodall
  • Emma Ewings
  • Aware Defeat Depression
  • Siobhan Doherty
  • Carole Coupe
  • Kieran Hughes
  • Linda Wade