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Aware was founded in 1985 by Dr. Patrick McKeon and a small but dedicated team of volunteers, many of whom had their own personal experience with depression, or bipolar disorder.


Aware undertakes to create a society where people affected by stress, depression, bipolar and mood disorders are understood, supported, free from stigma, and are encouraged to access appropriate therapies.


Approximately 1 in 10 people, that’s 450,000 people in Ireland, experience depression at any one time, and many more are effected indirectly. It’s estimated a further 45,000 people have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder.


The three pillars of Aware's work are information, education and support.


Please see our website www.aware.ie for more information.

where your money goes

We offer support, information & education for people in their community through our free of charge range of services:

  • support line
  • support mail
  • support groups
  • relatives & friends education
  • life skills programmes (online & groups)
  • lecture series
  • senior cycle programmes
  • our website
  • social media channels

Your generosity means that more free-of-charge support, education and information services can be provided for people who experience depression and bipolar disorder, and their families and loved ones.


Please see our website www.aware.ie for more information.

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contact details

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9 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4, Dublin

cause registration

Revenue (Charities Unit) (CHY): 6748

Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA): 20013189

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