Cycle 170km My Way for Aware

Aware is the national organisation providing free support, education and information services to those impacted by anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and related mood conditions. 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. The organisation developed in response to the clear need for information, understanding and support, both for individuals who had a diagnosis of depression or bipolar disorder as well as family members supporting a loved one. Since then, what began as one support group in Dublin has grown and flourished to become a nationwide presence offering a range of services to individuals and communities throughout Ireland.

The three pillars of Aware’s work today are support, education and information. Aware Support Services include Support & Self Care Groups nationwide and a Support Line and Support Mail service, both of which operate 365 days a year. Aware also delivers a range of wellbeing programmes designed to empower adults and senior cycle students with the knowledge and skills to build resilience and protect their mental health.

In 2020, Aware responded to almost 50,000 people seeking support for their mental health via our support services and educational programmes. A further 1 million people availed of information and resources through our website and social media channels. 

We have seen a significant increase in demand for our services over the past year. The support of people like you ensures that we can continue to be there for everyone who needs us. Thank you.

Aware’s message is one of hope: recovery is possible.


Registered charity number 20013189