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 was 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.

The organisation has grown and flourished into a nationwide presence providing a wide range of free services to individuals and communities throughout Ireland today. These services include a Support Line, Support Mail and Support & Self Care Groups, along with a range of positive mental health programmes, designed to empower people with the skills and tools to look after their mental health. Aware directly supports up to 30,000 people each year via these services, with many more availing of the vast range of information and educational resources on our website

With 3 in 5 (58 per cent) citing an experience of depression and 4 in 5 (74 per cent) reporting experience of anxiety, Aware continues to see high demand for our services from the public. Events like the Dublin Bike Ride Challenge help to raise vital funds to ensure we can continue to deliver our free services nationwide.

Thank you for choosing to support Aware’s work and best of luck to all the participants competing in the Dublin Bike Ride challenge

According to the Aware National Survey conducted by Amárach in April/May 2023 with a representative sample of 1,200 adults 



We are Irish Hospice Foundation. Every death matters and we only have one chance to get it right. We are working to ensure the best end-of-life and bereavement care, for all. From advocacy and education, to our vital services like Nurses for Night Care and our Bereavement Support Line, we believe in the importance of dying well and grieving well wherever the place.

Nurses for Night Care 

We fund Nurses for Night Care for people dying with illnesses other than cancer. Nurses for Night Care enable people with diseases like dementia, motor neurone disease, heart failure and end stage kidney disease to receive expert nursing care and support at night in their own homes in their final days. The nurses provide night nursing care, practical support and reassurance for the person and for their families in the last days of their life.

We observe that the impact of Covid-19 has resulted in a shift towards delivery of care in the community. We have seen referral figures increasing by over 16% on the same period last year. In 2021, we provided 2,763 nights of nursing care and delivered this vital healthcare service to 921 people across Ireland. Nurses for Night Care supports people across all counties, expert care is delivered to people dying at home and their families. About €1,150,000 is needed to fund the service in 2022. Voluntary funds like those raised through the Great Irish Bike Ride are vital in making this care a reality.

Bereavement Support Line

We started our national Bereavement Support line, in partnership with the HSE as a response to the pandemic. A pandemic that left so many people grieving in isolation or with very limited social support. Every day, people in Ireland experience the death of someone close. It may be a COVID-related death or a death from other causes. Our Bereavement Support Line is there to provide comfort, connection and support for those who are grieving or are concerned about someone who has been bereaved.

1,263 grieving people called our free National Bereavement Support line in 2021.

Thanks to supporters like you a kind, listening ear is there to answer calls from those in need of bereavement support in 2022 and beyond. Please remember, if you, or someone you know, is grieving and needs support, our National Bereavement Support Line is there for you — 1800 80 70 77 — weekdays, 10am - 1pm.


Thank you for your support. 




At Chesire Ireland we provide a vast range of services to people with both physical a, sensory and neurological conditions, who often have very complex and high support needs.

To best accommodate our service users as well as their carers, our support services are offered in private homes, residential centres, community clusters and stand-alone respite facities. with over 250 people across Ireland using our services, Cheshire Ireland is the largest supported accommodation provider in the country.



The Hope Foundation (HOPE) is an Irish charity working to provide sustainable and holistic pathways out of poverty, and advocate for the rights of, and equality for, the most vulnerable street connected children and slum dwelling communities in Kolkata in India.  HOPE was founded in 1999 by Irish humanitarian and volunteer, Maureen Forrest, and twenty-four years on, HOPE today implements in excess of 60 critical humanitarian programmes throughout the streets and slums of Kolkata

HOPE implements these vital programmes across sectors including child protection, education, healthcare, vocational training, capacity building and emergency response for vulnerable street connected children and slum dwelling communities.  The children and communities with whom HOPE works, are some of the most vulnerable and most disadvantaged in the world, and since 1999, we have impacted positively on the lives of more than 3 million street connected and slum dwelling communities in Kolkata.

Those who live on the on the streets and in the slums are rendered as voiceless and invisible, because they are living in temporary and undocumented circumstances - in the most desperate of circumstances without access to the most basics of sanitation, shelter, protection, nutrition, education, and healthcare… but there is HOPE.

All of HOPE’s activities are implemented by a professional team of more than 450 national staff members in Kolkata, who work with sustained professionalism, passion, and commitment.

HOPE operates to the highest standards of transparency and good governance and has Triple Locked Status from Charities Institute Ireland. HOPE is a member of several relevant development organisations including Comhlámh and Dóchas.

More information about the work of HOPE can be found at and the below link is a video which provides a general overview of the work of HOPE:


You can help HOPE to realise our vision of a world where it should never hurt to be a child by supporting our work.