About Aware Defeat Depression
Aware Defeat Depression supports people in Northern Ireland affected by depression.
In 2012, Northern Ireland had the highest levels of depression in the UK. It is estimated that one in six people who have had some form of depression will take their own lives. Aware Defeat Depression supports thousands of people each year through its training and support services.
What the judges thought
'The work Aware Defeat Depression is doing in Northern Ireland to help tackle a health issue that is often misunderstood is extremely important. Its information and support programmes, many of which are provided by volunteers, are having a real impact helping vulnerable people with an often debilitating health condition.'