Borderline Arts is the only charity in the UK that focuses specifically on Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). We use arts and creativity to raise awareness of this often misunderstood mental health condition & to tackle the stigma that surrounds it. A range of free activities are held including art workshops, theatre groups and art exhibitions.
The Hannah Fields Community Garden is a small project that currently opens 10:00 to 16:00 (weather permitting) on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Managed by another local CIC and run by a trained mental health nurse, Angela, the organisation has taken a previously neglected piece of urban greenspace and is in the process of transforming it into a thriving community garden and workspace. Specific strands of the project include training in forest school activities, growing and donating food to the local community and also working with local groups to develop sensory spaces, as well as being a haven for local wildlife.
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-heartedsocial 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.
How to access
Polish Club,18 Kedleston Road
2nd Wednesday of each month, 10:30 – 13:00. Trips also planned- contact for details
Contact the service with the details provided. Suitable for those experiencing dementia, or current or past carers. Members are asked to bring their carers as this is not a caring service. £5 annual membership fee, plus £5 to secure bookings on trips.
Volunteering:Yes – contact Sue Atherton on 01332 511028
Age UK Derby and Derbyshire is an independent local charity. We’ve been working in the local community to help older people for 30 years. We have 40 dedicated staff and over 100 volunteers helping us to deliver services and activities for older people in Derby and Derbyshire.
Our trained advisers offer free information and advice to older people and their families. We have legal advisers give free twenty minute appointments (please call to book).
The aims of Friends of Markeaton Park are to adopt a pro active approach working in partnership with Derby City Council on improvements to Markeaton Park to provider park users with a forum to voice their viewpoints, as well as engaging in policy decisions in partnership with Derby City Council. To ensure that some of the lost facilities are, if feasible, re-introduced to Markeaton park. To help form and support sub-groups for the benefit of Markeaton Park. Activities – displays, guided walks, litter picks, fundraising, specialist talks etc.
Tackling the impacts of loneliness and isolation by providing community social groups, activities, befriending, assisted shopping and more for people aged 55 and older living in Derby and the surrounding areas.
The project aim is to provide befriending and social activities to help prevent social isolation and loneliness. The project has two offices, one in Mickleover and one in Spondon. There are several lunch clubs, drop-ins, coffee mornings and social activities across the city. The project provides transport to these activities and also arranges outings, shopping and holidays.
The aim of Surtal Arts is to promote health and well being, personal development, integration and understanding, supporting social and community cohesion, inside and outside its community through high quality Asian arts activities.
U3A (University of the Third Age) is a UK movement of retired and semi-retired people who come together to continue their educational, social and creative interests in a friendly and informal environment.
The Oddfellows is one of the largest and oldest friendly societies in the UK. Through friendship and social events, we help our members get more enjoyment out of life, and offer care, advice and suypport in times of need. Typical activities include walking groups, dining out and dominoes.
How to access?
32 Charnwood Street, Derby, DE1 2GU
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm. See website or contact for latest times.
Contact via phone. Membership for under 18’s is £10 yearly. For over 18’s membership is £25 yearly.
To help those in need and crisis across Derby and to help access services.
Stuart House Green Lane
St Peters Quarter