Support & information for people in their community
We answered 11,236 calls on our Support Line in 2016. All calls to the line, which is open 365 days a year, are free of charge to the caller. The average cost to Aware per call is €15.
We responded to 1,937 email requests for help and support in 2016. This free encrypted service is free of charge with the average cost to Aware of €15 per email.
We offer 39 support groups nationwide and in 2016 there were 11,550 visits to these groups. The service is free of charge to attendees and the average cost to Aware is €25 per visit.
Aware offers support groups for relatives in Dublin and Cork as well as a specialised programme for those who care about someone who is experiencing depression or bipolar disorder. In 2015, these groups received 150 visits from relatives.
The Aware website is an extensive platform of information and resources. In 2016, the website had 314,081 unique visits and 205,484 views of Aware’s monthly lectures.
Facebook – c. 50,000 followers
Twitter – c. 18,000 followers
LinkedIn – c. 1,400 connections
Instagram - c. 600 followers
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