We do more for the one in four with depression in Northern Ireland.
Aware Defeat Depression has been working since 1996 to support all those in Northern Ireland affected by depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression). Aware also welcome and support carers.
One in four of us will experience depression in our lifetime, so depression is the most common mental health problem and one which we all have a responsibility to be aware of in ourselves and others.
- Aware Defeat Depression helps people learn how to take control of their illness, their personal life and get involved with the organisation of Aware.
- We recognise that positive mental health is more than just the absence of mental illness and we promote positive coping skills, self awareness, good self esteem, warm relationships and good physical health.
- We aim to treat all in a non–judgemental manner, with dignity and respect.
- We want to provide a service of the highest quality and welcome your comments and suggestions. If there is anything you would like to say about your local group, or the work of Aware Defeat Depression in general, please talk to your group facilitator. Alternatively, you may contact us
Working with Health in Mind, Aware provide training opportunities and information seminars for frontline library staff and members of the public to raise awareness of mental health and depression.
Support Groups and Helpline Services…
Support groups are one of Aware’s key services, providing regular in–person support in communities across Northern Ireland.
Details of Aware Support Group Locations and Meeting Times.
A support and information service for anyone affected by depression – those who experience depression or the family and friends of those who experience depression.
0845 120 2961
Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 1.00pm.
You can also email the aware helpline:
When we are contacted by email, we aim to respond within four hours of receipt (within operating hours)