The British Society for Mental Health and Deafness (BSMHD)
is the only UK charity that focuses entirely on the promotion of positive mental health of Deaf people. Mental health includes healthy emotional, psychological and social development, the prevention and treatment of mental illness and other disorders. Although the main focus is on those who’s first or preferred language is sign language, BSMHD is interested in the mental health of all deaf people, whatever their language preference, age of onset or degree of deafness.
We are a human rights organisation led by disabled people working to build an inclusive society where people with learning disabilities are treated equally. We help with supported decision making, a discharge toolkit, inclusion and health and wellbeing alliance.
Chronic pain refers to pain that has been around for more than 3 months and isn’t usually curable. Our services include:
Acute pain: We have three specialist acute pain nurses and a lead consultant aneasthetist to help patients who experience acute pain.
Clinical psychology: For patients who associate their pain with high levels of distress and disability.
Exercise: We help patients with a manageable exercise programme that fits around their chronic pain.
The Royal Derby Hospital pain management unit runs a series of pain management programmes throughout the year. These are all attended on an outpatient basis, with each group completing nine or ten sessions of half a day per week.
How to access
Pain Management Clinic,
Level 1, Main entrance, Royal Derby Hospital,
Uttoxeter Road, Derby, DE22 8NE.
Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 5pm, Friday: 8.30am – 1.30pm
Derby City Dementia Support Service is provided by Making Space. This service aims to encourage wellbeing, keep you up to date with information on the things that matter to you, and offer you support surrounding dementia. This includes memory assessments, a living well programme, carers groups, respite groups and activity sessions.
How to access
Derby West Business Centre
The Hardy Group is centred on Derby and its surrounding areas and is a thriving group of people living with dementia, current and past carers who through their own experiences support each other along their journey with dementia, We hold light-hearted, social meetings and organise trips out to help all our members stay socially, physically and mentally active so that they can (and do!) live well with dementia.
To promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provide information, support and services to survivors, their families and carers. In addition, Headway will campaign to reduce the incidence of brain injury.
The Limbless Association provides information and support to the limb-loss community. We aim to support people of all ages and backgrounds through a variety of existing programmes and services.
We offer support to individuals of any age, whether they are about to have an amputation or are already living with congenital or acquired limb-loss and we offer assistance and information to carers, family members and friends if they require it. We support both the civilian and military population and work closely with other UK Charities to provide the best overall service for each individual.
At Relate Derby and Southern Derbyshire we offer a wide range of services to help support you and the people around you:
1 Day Courses
Counselling and Coaching – face to face, by phone, webcam, Live Chat and email.
Telephone Helpline Drop In service: 0808 178 9363. Speak to an experienced Counsellor without having to make an appointment – Tuesday 10am – 1pm and Thursday 10am – 1pm.
The Living Well with Autism service is available to Derbyshire County residents aged 18 and over who have a confirmed diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Condition. Services are free for Derbyshire County Local Authority residents. Derby City residents can access at a cost.
How to access
Referral yourself or through GP or other health professional
Limb Power was launched in November 2009 to engage amputees and individuals with limb impairments in physical activity, sport and the arts to improve quality of life and to aid lifelong rehabilitation.
REACH is the leading charity providing support and information to parents and their children affected by upper limb difference. It is a friendly, caring place offering fun activities to encourage Reach children to aim higher.
We are a passionate and caring Deaf-led team working towards a future where there are no barriers to good health and wellbeing for Deaf people.
We partner with the NHS and service providers across the country.
We are one of the UK’s largest employers of Deaf people, and most hearing staff in our projects and services are fluent sign language users.
Every hour of the day, someone from SignHealth is working to improve the health and wellbeing of Deaf people.
Our work is varied and aims to promote easier access to healthcare and information. We partner with the NHS and other services and take on projects, carry out research, and raise awareness.
We also deliver our own services to reach Deaf people in our shared language in their moment of need, through crisis textlines, domestic abuse support, therapy, advocacy and residential services.
How to access
46 Oakmead Road
T: 0330 822 1288
SignLive was established in 2014 by Joel Kellhofer, a serial
entrepreneur and active member of the British Deaf community. Our technology is developed in-house by a team that has been working with Video Relay Services and Video Remote Interpreting for over 10 years. Use SignLive for everyday life. Make calls to companies, the council or your local NHS. Use SignLive for meetings and communicating with hearing colleagues at work.
SignLive is delighted to introduce you to our free Community Directory! This is an all-new feature, the first time that both big and small businesses, deaf-led and hearing-led, can be accessed in one place. SignLive – it’s all about community!
We were the first VRS/VRI service to offer a Community Directory that allowed deaf people to call the businesses and public sector organisations listed for free. It is also a point of pride for us, that we were the first service to offer 24/7 availability. This was a huge step in the quest for greater access, allowing BSL users the option to contact organisations out with the standard nine-to-five.
Derby Learning Disability Services support individuals living in their own homes. The individuals we support have complex needs and receive the appropriate support for them to lead fulfilling lives in their community
How to access
Suites 2.1 & 2.2, South Gate Innovation Centre, Normanton Road
Contact for opening hours
Referral Pathway: Using a referral form, you can refer yourself, or be referred via an agency
Umbrella supports families living in Derby City and Derbyshire providing a range of exciting activities. Most services in Derbyshire are provided in Amber Valley, Erewash, Derby City, South Derbyshire and South Derbyshire Dales.?Anyone can refer a child or young person to Umbrella including families, social workers, teachers and youth workers. We support children and young people aged 5 to 30 with any special need, including physical, sensory, learning & behavioural disabilities and additional needs. We are able to support a child or young person no matter what their disability as our services are person centred to meet individual needs.
How to access
Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Ronnie MacKeith Centre
For all general enquiries:
Royal Derby Hospital,
Uttoxeter Road, Derby
999 Text Service
If you can’t speak or hear phone calls, you can register your mobile with 999 so you can text them in an emergency.