Aware seeking support line volunteers

Aware, an Irish mental health charity supporting people affected by depression and bipolar disorder, are seeking to recruit volunteers aged 21 and over for its support line.

Aware support line manager, Lauren Smith, said that the plea was being made due to a significant increase in calls to the free phone line during the pandemic.

Stephen McBride, director of services at Aware, said that people choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons.

“For some, it offers the chance to give something back and to make a difference. For others, it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge.”

Information about Aware’s volunteer programme can be found here: