A huge thank you to everyone who took part in The Big Splash for Aware on Saturday, September 23rd. People took to the water for their ‘dip’ in counties all over Ireland and it was amazing to see so many people come together to show their support for mental health.

In Dublin, our wonderful ambassador June Curtin organised the Big Splash for Aware on Killiney beach, complete with Snámhaí Sásta resident DJ. There was a fantastic turnout with lots of singing and dancing! You can watch a video with some highlights from the morning here

We directly support up to 40,000 people each year through our support and education services. We can’t do this without your help! By taking part, you helped bring attention to the important topic of mental health and raised vital funds for our services. Every conversation and every euro makes a difference. Thank you!  

If you couldn’t take part on the day but would like to show your support, please consider making a donation which will allow us to continue to provide support, education and information services for those who need it most.

If you have questions about The Big Splash for Aware, check out our FAQ below.

The Big Splash for Aware is a fundraising initiative for national mental health organisation Aware. We are asking people from all over Ireland to take a dip at their favourite swim spot on Saturday 23rd September to help raise vital funds for our services so we can continue to be there for people affected by depression and bipolar disorder.

Registration is now closed for the The Big Splash for Aware.

This is a virtual event. People all over Ireland will take a dip at their favourite swim spot on Saturday September 23rd.

Don’t worry if you don’t live near the sea, you can still join and take a dip in a nearby lake, river, or pool – or even challenge yourself to an ice bath or cold shower! 

Absolutely! If you are part of a swim club/team you can register as individuals to receive your exclusive event swimming hat. Then take a dip together with your group/team on September 23rd to show your support.

Alternatively, if you prefer to register as a group, please contact our fundraising team fundraising@aware.ie for assistance.

When you register you’ll receive our exclusive event swimming hat featuring the sun icon from our logo symbolising hope. You’ll receive it in the post in advance of the event. We hope to see you wearing it proudly on the day to show your support for mental health.

If taking part in an open body of water, please don’t go alone and follow the relevant safety advice on Water Safety Ireland.

It costs *€23 per person to register and you will receive an exclusive event swim hat. We are very grateful for any additional fundraising efforts or donations. Every euro makes a difference.

*Inclusive of postage/packing and standard Eventmaster processing fees.

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