This page includes information about various organisations in Derbyshire providing mental health support
Community Mental Health Teams
The teams offer support to people with a range of mental health difficulties. Examples of these include psychosis, bi-polar, personality disorder, severe depression and anxiety.
Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service
Offers support to help people improve and maintain their mental health and wellbeing and reconnect with their local community by offering access to targeted one-to-one staff support, telephone support and community groups.
Community based organisation offering a food bank, community pantry and craft group.
Derbyshire County Council Public Health
Provides & signposts to various health and well-being related services.
Release offers training, guidance and information to educate and equip people with the crucial life skill of managing their finances and making informed choices. This includes practical help with budgeting and related support.
Derbyshire Carers Association
Derbyshire Carers Association provides support to people with caring responsibilities.
There are a number of mental health peer support groups across Derbyshire, each providing different services and catering to different needs. For more information about these, please click the link below to view an interactive map of peer support groups.
Peer led support and mental health support in Derbyshire
Contacts and advice for people needing support in a crisis.
If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal there are people you can talk to:
If you, or someone you care about, is experiencing mental ill health and is in a crisis or emergency situation, there are many ways that you can get help:
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but not if it's a life-threatening situation.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Calls are free from land lines and mobile phones.
Tel: 111 if:
For less urgent health needs, contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.
Samaritans provides non-judgmental emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts. Tel: 116 123 free helpline, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about how to make a safety plan can be found on the Staying Safe website for anyone struggling with suicidal thoughts or supporting someone else.
The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention resource for the UK containing useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.
CALM is for anyone who needs to talk about life's problems. Tel: 0800 58 58 58 free helpline or webchat from 5pm to midnight every day.
Papyrus is for children and people under 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide or for anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide. Tel: 0800 068 41 41 free helpline from Monday to Friday 9am to 10pm, weekends 2pm to 10pm, bank holidays 2pm to 5pm. Text: 07860 039967 or email email@example.com
Childline helps children and young people under 19 with any issue they're going through. Tel: 0800 1111 free – the helpline number won't show up on your phone bill. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, you can only speak to a Childline counsellor online or on the phone from 9am to midnight.
The Silver Line is a free helpline for older people across the UK that's open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Tel: 0800 4 70 80 90.
If you or someone you know has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act then there are specialist independent advocacy services to provide support in understanding your legal rights and being heard in relation to your care and treatment. You have to meet certain criteria in order to have this specialist advocacy.
If someone lacks capacity to make their own decisions then the specialist independent advocacy service can represent their views and wishes.
For further information read about advocacy support in Derbyshire.
Information on the 'Support in a Crisis' section is from Derbyshire County Council website.