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.
Derby Active has worked in partnership with Technogym to set up a Derby Active Virtual Gym, free to everyone to keep you active during these times. Simply check out their website and download the ‘My Wellness App’.
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.
Livewell has supported thousands of people in Derby to lose weight, get fitter, stop smoking and improve their health. Our free 12-month programmes and NHS Health Checks are available to adults and children registered to a doctor in Derby. We don’t believe in quick fixes. That’s why we employ a team of caring lifestyle change experts who support and motivate you to achieve life-long success! Each programme offers individual and group support in addition to fun exercise activities where you’ll meet like-minded people, who according to our clients, can become friends for life!
How to access
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
self referral over the phone or via the website. Book online account for stop smoking and health checks.
Tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home. Lists links to lots of different ways you can stay active in your home. You can also Join the movement and use #StayinWorkOut to share how you’re getting active.
The Well for Life Community Health Hub is a charity whose aims are to promote the physical, mental and emotional health of people in Derby and Derbyshire County living with or affected by HIV. We aim to promote confidence in managing your condition and our specialist Social Worker, who visits on Wednesday, can help with issues such as accessing benefits, immigration and housing.
Well for Life can support you with getting back to work after long gaps in employment through its partnership with JEM (Job search Employment and Mentoring), where you can access free services such as CV writing, IT skills, Job searching and English for those whose first language is not English (ESOL).
How to access
Drop in services on a first come, first serve basis on Wednesdays, 10am – 4.30pm
Provides free and confidential support for sexual health related matters, including testing and contraception. Call free or book an appointment online.
How to access
Contact on the details provided
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
St Andrews House, 201 London Road, Derby, DE1 2TZ
Tel: 0300 123 3239
9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
To help those in need and crisis across Derby and to help access services.
Stuart House Green Lane
St Peters Quarter