How You Can Be Affected

How You Can Be Affected

Supporting a family member with depression can be stressful. As a parent, seeing your child experience a time of crisis or difficulty can be extremely challenging. Supporting a child through these difficult times can leave you feeling helpless, distressed and drained. This often occurs against the backdrop of general life stressors, which in themselves can be sufficiently difficult to manage and can result in you feeling burnt out.

How can this stress affect us?

We can experience a range of emotions:

We can find our usual activities more difficult due to:

We can find ourselves behaving differently:

Aware offers support services for adults aged 18 and over, including adults who may be supporting a child with a mood related condition and are looking for understanding, information or signposting. Aware also provides a range of education services to include positive mental health programmes which are delivered to adults and senior cycle students at secondary schools nationwide. 

For further information about the mental health of a young person go to

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Available Monday to Sunday from 10am - 10pm.

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Email at any time. You can expect a response within 24 hours.

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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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