Speaking at the launch of Aware’s Mindfulness Day, the chair of the Assembly health committee said;
“I was pleased to launch Aware’s Mindfulness Day to raise awareness of the excellent work Aware does to help people with depression.
“One in four people will experience depression at some stage in their lives.
“Aware have been delivering its Mindfulness programme successfully across the North for the last 18 months.
“They have now announced plans to make November 10th ‘Annual Mindfulness Day’ to raise awareness of this way of treating depression.
“As well as helping people with depression, mindfulness can also help across a range of areas including health, education and the criminal justice system.
“I congratulate Aware on their great work to date and wish them every success with the roll out of this project in the future.”