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World Health Day Says Let’s Talk About Depression

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is using the opportunity of World Health Day to encourage people to talk about depression. World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization. The theme for 2017 is depression. “The word…

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Dip Into The New Year With AWARE At Newcastle

Dip your way into the New Year by taking part in the New Year Splash event on Newcastle Beach on Monday 2 January 2017. The splash event is an annual event organised by Northern Ireland’s national depression charity, AWARE, with support from the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa. AWARE’s New…

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Empowering Young People In Our Community

Growing up isn’t easy! Many young people, moving from childhood to adulthood, struggle to make sense of the world they live and suffer depression in silence, un-noticed. It is now understood that rates of under diagnosis and treatment of depression are higher in adolescents than in adults. Sinead McGarrigle said:…

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Local Mental Health Charity AWARE Host Successful Public Talk In Newcastle

Local mental health charity, AWARE is delighted at how successful their recent public talk in Newcastle was. The event entitled “Let’s Talk about it… a conversation on depression” was held in The Newcastle Centre, Newcastle on the 9th of March and was very well attended by members of the local…

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Splash And Have A Laugh In Newcastle On New Year’s Day

Start 2016 with a splash with AWARE’s New Year’s Day Splash on Newcastle beach on Friday 1 January 2016 (fancy dress is optional!) Definitely the way to cure a New Year’s Day hangover! Mental health charity, AWARE (formerly Aware Defeat Depression) is encouraging people to participate in the New Year’s…

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Support the Aware Defeat Depression Awareness Week

While so many people in the Downpatrick community and beyond are mourning the sad untimely death of Stephen Shannon who suffered from depression, a regional agency which is working to fight this illness, has launched an awareness week writes Donna McKinney. With an increase of 3.1% of adults diagnosed with…

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