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Mental health information and contacts

Find local and national organisations that offer mental health and wellbeing advice.


If you're experiencing a mental health emergency please see support in a crisis.

Samaritans

email: jo@samaritans.org
24 hours per day telephone: 116 123
Samaritans

Mind infoline

email: info@mind.org.uk
Telephone: 0300 123 3393 between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday
Mind

Mind Legal Line

Telephone: 0300 466 6463 between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. Legal information and general advice on mental health related law.
Mind help lines

Saneline

Telephone: 0845 767 8000 between 6pm and 11pm
Sane

Rethink mental illness advice line

email: info@rethink.org
Telephone: 0300 5000 927 between 10am and 2pm Monday to Friday
Rethink

ChildLine

email: info@rethink.org
Telephone: 0800 1111 24 hours a day
ChildLine

Bright Side adult education courses

We've developed Bright Side, an adult education course which helps people improve their mental health and wellbeing through learning.

For more information, or to book on the course, email: brightside@derbyshire.gov.uk or telephone 01629 536569.

Eating disorders

B-EAT offer information, help and support for anyone affected by eating disorders. They also run online support groups and message boards.

You can also call them on Monday to Friday evenings between 4.30pm and 8.30pm and Saturdays between 1pm and 4.30pm. Helpline telephone 0345 634 1414.

Derbyshire First Steps offer support to people with an eating disorder. They also offer training and advice if you care for someone with an eating disorder. Telephone 01332 367571.

Bereavement

If you've suffered a bereavement or other traumatic event in your life, this can sometimes lead to depression or anxiety. Find out where to go for emotional support and counselling.

Talking therapies

A common treatment for mental health issues are talking therapies, including counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

There's a choice of talking therapy providers in Derbyshire which you can access for free.

Other help for common mental health problems

You'll find a comprehensive list of telephone helplines on the NHS Choices website.

Health and Wellbeing Zones include collections of self help books.

The Community Directory provides a list self help groups in Derbyshire. The Infolink health resource directory also provides information about support in your area.

The Derbyshire Directory has a list of local mental health services, organisations and groups.

Reading Well provides books on prescription that helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading.

For the past couple of years Derbyshire libraries have been running a project called reading for health and wellbeing encouraging people with mental health issues to read and talk about reading with others.

You can also get advice and help from housing related support (formerly Supporting People) which helps people to live more independently and maintain their homes.

Carers in Derbyshire has details of services for carers including mental health carer support groups, carers rights and advice specifically aimed at mental health carers

Mental health awareness training

We commission mental health awareness training which is aimed at a wide range of non-mental health public facing staff and volunteers in areas such as libraries, leisure centres, housing and benefit advisors. Each course is free and invites a mix of participants from different agencies.