Coming together during the COVID-19 pandemic to bring Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) mental health into the mainstream. Access the launch of their survey and report on their website and discover local and national events happening in the future.
We provide support to people living throughout Derbyshire and Derby City. Support can be funded through personal budgets, received from adult social care services or health care. Support includes mental health and wellbeing, managing personal finances and daily living skills.
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.
We are a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the mental health of children, parents and teachers in Derby City and beyond. We offer a range of services from FREE support sessions in the community and an active informative Facebook page, to low cost resources, courses and workshops. We also offer one-to-one support and training.
There are sessions for anyone who has concerns over their child’s emotional development, well-being, mental health, behavior or sleep. We offer FREE drop in support clinics in venues around Derby. Please join our mailing list or follow us on Facebook by searching @jwbridgethegap to be notified when and where these are scheduled.
We are a leading movement against suicide, the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.
How to access
Opening Times: 5pm – Midnight, 365 days a year
Phone and webchat
The directory is a resource hub which enables individuals struggling with their emotional well-being to find a qualified and insured counsellor. Counselling Directory was set up by a team who know how difficult it can be to find the right support, and we’re passionate about connecting people to the support they deserve.
As well as providing a directory of counsellors, we also share free advice and guidance from counsellors through our blog. To ensure the professionalism of our website, all counsellors have provided us with their proof of membership with a professional body.
Crossroads Derbyshire is a voluntary organisation and registered charity (number 1134679) dedicated to helping women, men and children break free from domestic abuse.
We offer a range of confidential support and advisory services to women, men, children and young people suffering the damaging effects of domestic abuse including: Refuge for young women and children needing a safe place to stay, Outreach services for women and men, Community programmes for young people, Counselling for women and men, Specialist services for children.
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new telephone based support line for local people of all ages and their carers who are experiencing increased distress or anxiety during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The new service also intends to support people who are experiencing a reduction in their usual mental health care services, as a result of changes that have been made to support the pandemic.
How to access?
Contact the number provided
9am – Midnight every day
Derby City & South Derbyshire Early Intervention Service
T: 0300 123 3239
Our Derbyshire Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (DEIPS) is for people aged 14 to 64 who experience psychosis for the first time. Some health professionals may refer to this as your ‘first episode’. The support offered by the team may include:
Help with improving ways to cope with worries and stress
Support with learning ways to manage distressing symptoms
Assistance with recognising symptoms early
Support and advice for family members and carers
Discussion and negotiation around the need for medication
Support with accessing education, training, or returning to a working environment
Support with social activity
Housing and benefit advice and assistance.
These are some of the ways the team may support you to keep well.
How to access?
Derby City and South Derbyshire Early Intervention Service
The Green Gym enables people to improve their skills and knowledge of all aspects of gardening and to learn new skills through training. They aim to improve people’s physical fitness and build up confidence through involvement in gardening and conservation activities which will help benefit their local community. They also provide social activities and a welcoming, safe and supportive environment.
Harmless was established at the beginning of October 2007 to respond to the needs of people who do or are at risk of self-harm and suicide. It is a national voluntary organisation for people who self harm, their friends, families and professionals.
We’re on a mission to create a healthier, happier, more sustainable society. Our aim is to provide informative, inspiring and topical stories about mental health and wellbeing. We want to break the stigma of mental health in our society, and to shine a light on the positivity and support that should be available for everyone, no matter their situation.
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About us: come along and you?ll find a warm welcome to anyone who is interested in happiness and wellbeing. Join us for a drink and a friendly chat and help us make Derby a happier place. Pay for your own drinks at the counter.
Insight Healthcare is a not-for-profit organisation providing free NHS talking therapy services across the UK, including Derby City. We also provide a range of employee wellbeing programmes to private, public, and third sector clients. Insight Healthcare is part of Concern Group.
We also provide Wellbeing at Work employee assistance programmes, which enable employers to provide their staff with access to wellbeing support through a 24-hour counselling and advice helpline, a range of resources, and a web portal.
Maytree is a national registered charity. We provide a unique residential service for people in suicidal crisis so they can talk about their suicidal thoughts and behaviour. We offer a free 4 night, 5 day one-off stay to adults over the age of 18 from across the UK. Our aim is to provide a safe, confidential, non-medical environment for our guests. Somewhere our guests can explore their thoughts and feelings, and feel heard with compassion and without judgement.
Maytree is currently offering email and telephone support between 10am and 6pm. Residential stays will resume at a later date when the house re-opens.
The Men’s Mind Gym is a non-judgmental supportive space for men of all ages. A place to work things out, with your mind, with other people in a way that works for you. The MMG is a place to relax, talk, create, learn and enjoy various activities.
How to access?
Meet every first Monday and third Wednesday of every month
We are a volunteer-led peer support walking group, offering a non-judgmental ear to people who have experienced mental health issues. Though our admin team, led by Bryony Gordon, is based in London, we have a global network of walk leaders.
How to access?
All walks are currently cancelled until further notice!
Everyone goes through difficult times, but sometimes our problems affect our day-to-day lives and we feel that we can’t cope. If you are in this situation, you are not alone. Insight talking therapies is a free and confidential service, commissioned by the NHS, and is available to anyone aged 16+ and living in Derby and Derbyshire.
How to access?
Self and professional referral
Visit the website for full details or call the number provided
The Derby OCD Support Group is open to anyone affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, be they sufferers, family members or friends. We provide an informal meeting where people affected by OCD can talk to others in a friendly, understanding and non-judgmental way. Our group is keen to promote the belief that recovery from OCD is possible.
The group is facilitated by trained service users, all of whom have OCD or have experienced OCD in the past and have been vetted by OCD-UK for your confidence.
How to access?
Contact Ashley for more details about meeting times
Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
By texting ‘SHOUT’ to ‘85258’ a texter will be put in touch with a trained Crisis Volunteer (CV) who will chat to them using trained techniques via text. The service is designed to help individuals to think more clearly and to take their next steps to feeling better.
Team Talk is a men’s health initiative aimed to give males a safe pace to speak who are experiencing feelings of anxiety and depression, aged 18+. Refreshments and activities will be on offer along with the opportunity to chat anything through with Community Trust staff.
We provide low cost counselling support to help women in Derby and Derbyshire to help them to overcome a range of issues. This is delivered by female counsellors, who range from the experienced to the newly qualified. There is currently a 12 week turnaround time from referral to initial assessment. Please see the Counselling page for more information on the counselling service and details on how to get on the waiting list.
Talking Mental Health Derbyshire offers a range of therapies for people experiencing common psychological difficulties, such as those feeling anxious, low, or depressed. Our trained psychological therapists use talking therapies, such as counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy, to help people move towards recovery. We deliver these in a range of settings: face to face, telephone, workshops/courses, individual or computer based treatments.
Workshops and courses including stress management, mindfulness and living with long term conditions. These are delivered across Derbyshire, including Derby City.
How to access?
Ilkeston Resource Centre Ilkeston Community Hospital, Heanor Road, Ilkeston DE7 8TL
Monday – Friday? 9am – 5pm
Self refer online, over the phone, or via professional referral
Trent PTS is an approved NHS provider of psychological therapies. We are commissioned by the NHS to provide free, flexible, responsive and accessible high quality psychological therapy services, so there is no cost to you. We provide treatment for: depression, anxiety, loss, grief, trauma, relationship problems and many other conditions.
Recovery Focus offers an online support service called Togetherall for all staff and people using our services, which can be accessed at any time of the day or night.
Togetherall provides a safe and anonymous online space where you can receive support and advice if you’re feeling down, struggling to cope or just want to talk to people who understand what you’re going through.
We offer a variety of short-term psychological therapies for conditions such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder throughout this region. Other options including couples therapy and computerised support are also available.
The agency has evolved over the years and is now delivering a range of services, inspirational events, support, advocacy, and practical workshops, to improve health outcomes for women.
Our services are targeted at women who have complex and multifaceted needs, including those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, women offenders, women exploited through sex work and those fleeing domestic abuse.
At Women’s Work, we are passionate about helping women from the most deprived and troubled backgrounds to gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed and make positive and lasting life changes, which will improve their overall health and well-being.
How to access?
Self and professional referrals
Women’s Work (Derbyshire) Ltd
The Villa, 30 Charnwood Street,
Derby, DE1 2GU
Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Drop in hours: Monday: 2.30pm – 4.15pm; Thursday: 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Outreach sessions: Monday and Wednesday evenings between 9.00pm – 11.00pm
Supporting Young minds to be empowered. Lots of resources on MH and managing isolation. Young People (under 25) who need urgent support can text on Young Minds Crisis Messenger, for free, 24/7 – text YM to 85258. They also run a Parent Helpline for parents worried about their children – Call 0808 802 5544 – can lead to referral into specialist support.
How to access?
Contact 24/7 on details provided
To help those in need and crisis across Derby and to help access services.
Stuart House Green Lane
St Peters Quarter