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How Are You Feeling? | Song 13th Dec

How Are You Feeling? | Song

Paula O'Reilly has released a song in aid of Aware

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Recovery in Mental Health 27th Nov

Recovery in Mental Health

When we speak about ‘recovery’ in mental health, we refer to focusing care on supporting the individual and building resilience, not just managing symptoms.

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Chicken and Dublin Bay Prawn Gumbo 10th Oct

Chicken and Dublin Bay Prawn Gumbo

Food not only contributes to our physical health, but our mental health

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Social Support for Isolating Times 2nd Aug

Social Support for Isolating Times

Dr Keith Gaynor, Senior Clinical Psychologist in St John of God Hospital, Aware board member, discusses the power of social support when experiencing depression

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An Emotional Rollercoaster 5th Jul

An Emotional Rollercoaster

Christina shares her journey with Bipolar Disorder

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My Anxiety & Me 7th Jun

My Anxiety & Me

I was a pretty shy kid, but always happy-go-lucky.

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“The Thing with Feathers” 17th May

“The Thing with Feathers”

Jason shares his journey with his mental health

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Deborah’s Poem 26th Apr

Deborah’s Poem

Writing helps me to process and I hope my words will encourage others to put pen to paper.

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Conor’s Aware Christmas Run Challenge 10th Nov

Conor’s Aware Christmas Run Challenge

Conor Walsh has set himself a challenge to pull 399 pounds around the 5K route.

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No one has to go through this battle solo 9th Oct

No one has to go through this battle solo

As far back as I can remember I have always experienced symptoms of depression and anxiety.

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Five Easy Actions to Improve your Mood 12th Sep

Five Easy Actions to Improve your Mood

We can all experience days where we’re not feeling our best. Here are five simple things you can do each day to help improve your mood.

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Giving The Next Generation Skills for Life 23rd Jan

Giving The Next Generation Skills for Life

Based on a CBT approach, the educational programme is designed to help young people learn new ways to deal with concerns and challenges in life.

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Changing Lives. Saving Lives 20th Jan

Changing Lives. Saving Lives

Aware’s theme for 2017 is ‘changing lives, saving lives’.

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Depression is caused by the mind but solved by the feet 30th Aug

Depression is caused by the mind but solved by the feet

We often talk about the way we think when we have depression but an equally important question is what do we do?

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Tom Recognised he had depression at 17. His symptoms started at 13. 29th Aug

Tom Recognised he had depression at 17. His symptoms started at 13.

Tom Lenihan, now in his early 20’s reflects on the impact that Aware’s Beat the Blues schools talk had on him when he was aged 17.

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Types of Exercise: Why it matters 19th Aug

Types of Exercise: Why it matters

There is an ever growing body of research that supports the role of exercise in the management of medical illnesses.

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Workplace Wellbeing 7th Apr

Workplace Wellbeing

Mental health issues deserve the same degree of empathy and support in the workplace as any physical ailment

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Dear Forgotten Child 21st Mar

Dear Forgotten Child

Just over a decade ago now, I came across a book about growing up in an alcoholic home that was to change my life.

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My friend is in trouble, what do I do? 12th Feb

My friend is in trouble, what do I do?

Dr Claire Hayes suggests three important things to consider when trying to ‘be there’ for your friend who is experiencing depression or self-harming.

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Experiencing New Year blues? 20th Jan

Experiencing New Year blues?

Aware’s Director of Services Bríd O’Meara gives 15 insights on how to beat those January blues.

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Stand Up For Surviving 13th Jan

Stand Up For Surviving

Is Aware’s 2016 theme to highlight the fact that mental health issues do not mean an automatic life sentence.

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Support & Self-Care Groups

Aware Support & Self Care Groups offer a unique opportunity to talk openly about depression or bipolar disorder and its impact.

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