Why is your help needed?
- More than 450,000 people in Ireland experience depression (1 in 10) at any one time; many hide their condition and never get help
- Mental health conditions can be severe, enduring and debilitating.
- Depression and bipolar disorder can have a huge effect on the person themselves; but also on family life and relationships, and things like work and study too
- We all know of people who have lost their life to the awful pain they found themselves in as a result of depression
How will your support make an impact?
Aware’s message is one of hope: recovery is possible. Early intervention as well as ongoing support are very important. Together we can change lives, and in some instances, save lives.
- Aware offers education programmes for individuals who find themselves struggling life's challenges
- Our Relatives & Friends programmes helps those who are trying to support a loved one through depression or bipolar disorder.
- Students who take our schools programme learn how to manage feelings, anger and irritation, and how to deal with challenges and seek help where necessary
- Support services offered by Aware provide a safe space where even the most difficult and upsetting thoughts and feelings associated with depression or bipolar disorder can be acknowledged and shared
- The services also offer encouragement towards actions that the person can take that might improve their situation, or help to alleviate some of the symptoms they are experiencing
Other reasons to choose Aware:
- Aware support, eduction and information services are delivered free of charge. Aware relies on corporate donations and community fundraising for 73%* of our annual funding (*2016) There is simply no way we could bring our services to so many people without the support of individual, groups and companies
- Aware can plan and quantify for all our corporate partners how funds raised are used, detailing the impact your support has made
- All Aware services are independently evaluated to ensure that we are providing evidence based supports nationwide for depression and bipolar disorder
- Aware will work with you, providing Wellness@Work programmes for your teams, offering volunteering opportunities and supporting fundraising activities
Some of the ways you can support Aware are:
- Charity of the Year
- Payroll Giving
- Volunteering / Staff Engagement
- Take part in Aware events
By having a chat or meeting, we will be able to realise an engagement plan that best suits the needs of your staff and company. To discuss further please contact: