Join Team Aware At The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon This June Bank Holiday

TV3 presenter Cassie Stokes and X Factor star Mary Byrne joined Brid O’Meara, Director of Services at Aware, as they called on women throughout Ireland to participate in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon in aid of Aware, the national organisation providing support, education and information to those impacted by depression, bipolar disorder and related mood conditions. The largest female only event of its kind worldwide, the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon will take place on Sunday 3rd June with women of all ages and from all corners of the country running, walking or jogging the 10km route through Dublin city centre.

Join Team Aware At The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon This June Bank Holiday

Cassie Stokes (TV3), Mary Byrne (X Factor, Operation Transformation) and Brid O’Meara, Director of Service at Aware

Originally established in 1985 to provide support and understanding to those impacted by depression, bipolar disorder and related mood conditions, Aware has evolved over the years to also recognise the importance of promoting positive mental health in order to work towards reducing the prevalence of mental illness. Aware now provides a number of Support Services to include 35 Support & Self Care Groups nationwide, a Freephone Support Line (1800 80 48 48) and Support Mail – both of which operate 365 days a year. Aware also delivers education programmes nationwide to empower adults and young people with the knowledge and skills to look after their mental health and build resilience to deal with the stresses of modern everyday life.

Speaking about the event, Brid O’Meara, Director of Services at Aware said: “The VHI Mini Marathon offers the perfect excuse to get family and friends together and have a great day out, with the feel good factor of raising money for your charity of choice. With 1 in 10 experiencing depression in Ireland, we all know someone who has been impacted, whether a family member, a friend or a colleague. I really hope that women throughout Ireland will consider joining Team Aware and help us to raise vital funds so we can continue to provide services that make a real difference in people’s lives.”

To find out more, visit aware.ie/events or follow the steps below.

How to get involved:

Step 1: Registration for the marathon at: www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie

Step 2: Email or call us at fundraising@aware.ie / 01 6617211 to join the Aware team and receive your t-shirt

Step 3: Set up your fundraising page at everydayhero.com/ie (or we can provide a sponsorship card)

About Aware

Aware is the national organisation providing support, education and information services for those impacted by depression, bipolar disorder and other mood related conditions. Founded in 1985 the organisation developed in response to the clear need for information, understanding and support, both for individuals with a diagnosis of depression or bipolar disorder as well as family members supporting a loved one. For more information, please visit www.aware.ie

 

Support

Support & Self Care Groups | 35 locations nationwide

Support Line |Freephone 1800 80 48 48 | 365 days a year | 10am-10pm

Support Mail | supportmail@aware.ie | Answered within 24hrs

 

Education Programmes

Life Skills |Group 6 week programme | Online 8 week programme

Relatives & Friends | Group 4 week programme

Beat the Blues | Schools talk | Senior cycle students

Life Skills for Schools | 4 week programme | Senior cycle students

Wellness@Work | Mental health education and training programmes| Employees and managers

 

Information

Aware Website | Aware.ie

Aware Lectures Series | Watch back at aware.ie

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