Helping you get through tough times


Aware is an organisation that provides support for people, over the age of 18 years-old, experiencing depression. This support takes many forms, depending on what you need.

Aware logo From online information and discussion boards to email and phone services, to face-to-face support groups, Aware have helped thousands of people through depression.

Here are some ways that they can help you if you feel you might need support.

Aware online support offer an encrypted email support service, If you email in your thoughts, worries or questions, someone will reply within 24 hours, seven days a week.

They also run online education programme that runs approximately every two months is for people over 18 years-old, to learn how to make small, practical changes to reduce some of the symptoms associated with depression, stress or anxiety. The next programme will run in November 2017.

It takes place completely online, in a person’s own time, across eight weeks. Each person is paired with an online supporter who helps guide the person through the self-directed modules. There is also a group format and registration is open for groups nationwide at the moment. Check out Life Skills Group Programme.

Aware helpline freephone 1800 80 48 48

Aware operate a helpline service that you can call if you need someone to listen. It is non-judgemental and all call are confidential.

The helpline is available as a freephone number on 1800 80 48 48 seven days a week, 10 am – 10 pm. If it’s busy, hang in there, someone will take your call.

Aware face-to-face support

Aware hold support groups nationwide for people (aged 18 years-old and over) to talk to each other about their experiences with depression. These are free to attend and no referral is needed.

To find out where you nearest support group is, just go to their map. If there’s no group near you, don’t forget about the email and phone support services.

This article was last reviewed on 05 September 2017

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