Aware (voluntary organisation)
|Legal status||Non-profit organization|
|Purpose/focus||Support organisation for depression|
|Location||Offices in Leeson Street, Dublin 2.|
It was founded in 1985 by a group of patients, relatives and health professionals.
The Aware Helpline is a non directive listening service for people who experience depression and concerned family and friends. The Helpline offers a non judgemental listening ear to people who may be distressed or worried, or just need someone to talk to. All calls are treated with strict confidentiality and are anonymous. The Helpline is available on 1890 303 302 (from Ireland) or +353 1 6766 166 (from outside Ireland).
Aware Support Groups offer a unique opportunity to talk openly about depression and its impact. Confidentiality is a central aspect of Aware Support Groups. A list of support group locations is availabale at Aware's Official Website
- Information on depression, associated disorders and treatments
- Educational talks, seminars and public lectures.
- A quarterly magazine.
Aware conducts numerous fundraising events every year, such as:
St. Patrick's Day Harbour2Harbour Walk
The St. Patrick's Day Harbour2Harbour Walk is a 16.2 mile walk around Dublin Bay, commencing at 10am and taking approximately 4 hours to complete, starting from either Howth Harbour and walking to Dun Laoghaire Harbour, or vice versa. This year's event commences at 10am on Wednesday March 17, 2010.
Daisy Days runs from September 27-30, 2012 and is Aware’s annual largest fundraiser. Packs of daisy bulbs or a daisy pin are sold in local supermarkets and shopping centres nationwide, where we have permission to collect. Each item costs €3 with 100% of proceeds to Aware.
Christmas Fun Run
Aware's Christmas Fun Run takes place on December 11, 2010 at 10am. This annual event takes place in the Phoenix Park, Dublin 8. In 2008, more than 2,000 people registered to take part – a huge success and an increase of 100% on the previous year.
- "Joint Committee on Arts, Sport, Tourism, Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs 18 February 2004" (rtf). Houses of the Oireachtas (Parliament of Ireland). 2004-02-18. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
- http://mentalhealthireland.ie/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=38&Itemid=45 Mental Health Ireland
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