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Craft in the Park


Craft in the Park Book-folding for beginners in conjunction with Friends of Sinfin Moor Park LNR

Times: there will be 2 sessions 10am – 12.15 or 12.45pm – 3pm


The Pavillion, Sinfin Moor Park, Sinfin Lane (also known as Woodbine Lane), Derby Sat Nav DE24 9HG
Learn a new skill at your own pace. Support on-hand, instructions to take away. All materials will be provided for you and light refreshments will be available.

This is a free event, held as part of Derbyshire Mind’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. We would especially like to welcome those who have used our services, who are experiencing or have recovered from mental ill health.

As places are limited pre-booking is required.
To book…… please contact Sinead Dalton

T:01332 345966
M: 07747478583
This event is made possible by the generosity of our fundraisers.

Design by Ego continue to help local charities including Derbyshire Mind

Derbyshire Mind is pleased to let you know that one of our supporters Design By Ego are continuing their dedication to helping local charities. As part of their 10 years 10 charities campaign, some staff are taking part in the Peak District challenge on Saturday the 23rd September walking 25K in 9 hours.

They have created an online donations page for this and Derbyshire Mind is one of the 10 charities they have been supporting. For a link to the online donations and more information about the challenge —


Best of luck to all involved

Job Vacancies for September 2017



Derbyshire Mind has a long history of providing high quality, confidential, independent advocacy services. Our Independent Statutory and Community Advocacy teams support clients to express their views, wishes and feelings and assist them in safeguarding their rights.


We have an exciting opportunity for people to join our team in the following roles:  


We are looking for: :- 


Paid Representative Maternity Cover (18.5 hrs pw, based in Chesterfield, 23,188 p.a. pro rata)

The successful candidate will carry a complex and varied caseload working with a variety of clients including people with dementia, mental health problems, learning disabilities and acquired brain injury. The role involves visiting clients on a regular basis in care homes and hospitals throughout Derbyshire to support them to understand and exercise their rights in relation to the authorised Deprivation of their Liberty. The role also involves consulting professionals and reviewing health and social care records. Paid Representatives are also required to submit regular written reports to the relevant Local Authority. 

Closing date for applications 5pm on the 27th September 2017


Advocacy Support & Triage Worker (37 hrs pw) based in Derby, £20,000 p.a.

This key role provides a professional and accessible first response to clients and others contacting Derbyshire Mind’s Advocacy Services. The person appointed will respond effectively and efficiently to enquiries, provide information and signposting, triage referrals and deliver low level advocacy support.

Closing date for applications 5pm on the 27th September 2017


Enjoying Derbyshire Community Development Worker  (22 hrs pw) based in Derby, £21,000 rata 12 months contract

We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled individual to expand the offer of our Enjoying Derby Project.  The role involves developing a programme of well-being activities in the community across Derbyshiire and providing support to our existing walking programme.

The successful candidate will need to have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work on their own initiative and motivate others.  This post will be based in Derby but the successful candidate will be expected to travel throughout Derbyshire to ensure the effective promotion and delivery of the project.

Closing date for applications 5pm on the 9th October 2017

Other relevant documents to Job Vacancies 

Information Sheet
Guidance notes on filling out an application
Derbyshire Mind recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy


These posts are subject to a criminal records check with the disclosure and barring service.

Derbyshire Mind aims to be an Equal Opportunities Employer


Congratulations Graham

Huge congratulations to Graham Jowett who completed his Trans-Pennine Challenge and cycled an amazing 215 miles in three days in aid of Derbyshire Mind




Near the end of Day 1. The Stockport waymarker is propping me up. My bike computer says I’ve done 83 miles but some of that was mistakes caused by poor signage. That’s my story. Of course I can read maps – I’m a man.







Day 2. Highest point of the ride – sun, a tail wind and beautiful Derbyshire scenery.










Start of day 3 – all set for the seaside!










Arrived in Hornsea 16.40








Cycling the Trans-Pennine Trail 3rd – 5th August

In early August Graham Jowett will be attempting to cycle the whole of the Trans-Pennine Trail, a coast-to-coast trip covering 215 miles and climbing a total of over 7,500 ft. The route begins in Southport, skirts Liverpool and Greater Manchester before climbing through Derbyshire across the Pennines and on to Doncaster,


The Yorkshire Wolds, and ending at the North Sea in Hornsea.  There are several official checkpoints along the way and the challenge should take him three days. 


You can see more on this by visited Graham’s Mydonate page 


Good luck Graham   


Recovering & Running with a message to carry

Please support Amaris Alice Nerys in her amazing efforts to raise Mental Health Awareness. 

She has decided to take part in a staggering year long schedule of events in aid of her chosen charity Derbyshire Mind.







Events list:

May 13th: Coventry Parkrun (on the 07.17 train from burton)
May 28th: Liverpool Rock and Roll Marathon
July 1st: Black Country Half Marathon
July 16th: Brooksie’s Bash 
August 7th – September 3rd: Watch this Space! Might be a local ‘run with me’ virtual event.
September 24th: Berlin Marathon
October 2nd – October 29th: Watch this space, still working it out!!
November 11th: Shakespeare Raceways Marathon
November 30th: St Andrew’s Day Marathon (also my belly button day)
December 31st – Jan 1st: Liverbird Double Marathon
January 28th: Wilmot Wanderer 32 miler (TBC)
March 3rd: Groundhog Track Marathon
April 15th: Brighton Marathon


You can donate here


Kedleston Trails 5k & 10k – 28th May 2017

We are delighted to announce that Jog Derbyshire’s Kedleston Trails event on 28th May 2017 will be jointly hosted by local mental health charity Derbyshire Mind.

This is the first step in what we hope will be an on-going relationship in which our organisations will work together to help more people improve their mental health through being active.

Many Jog Derbyshire participants and leaders are already aware of the mental health benefits of getting out for a jog/run with other people; a subject which has seen some great coverage in the media recently thanks to the Royals and their Heads Together campaign focused on the London Marathon.

So, with Derbyshire Mind currently seeking to expand their existing ‘Enjoying Derbyshire’ walking project into other activities, this is a great opportunity that we believe will further build on the success of the Kedleston Trails event.

On the day the Derbyshire Mind team will work with some of our existing volunteers in organising things, and will participate in the event. They will also be on hand to answer questions and discuss ideas.

The format of the event will not change, other than the 5k distance will be open to walkers as well as joggers/runners.

As previous participants know, the aim is to provide a fun, friendly event in spectacular surroundings. It is non-competitive and is not timed, so you can enjoy a run/jog/walk at a pace that suits you. It’s a great opportunity to socialist and get to know other participants or, if you prefer, just enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Details are as follows:


Kedleston Hall, near Quarndon. Follow signs for Kedleston Hall.

Entrance via Village Lodge,DE22 5JH.

Parking is the main car park a short walk from registration in the café at the main hall.


28th May 2017


Registration from 09:00 for a 09:30 start


Joggers/Runners 5k or 10k, Walkers 5k


All within the ground of Kedleston Hall, mostly on unsurfaced footpaths. Paths are uneven in places and, if there has been recent rain, there may be some muddy spots.

Age limit:

there is no age limit but under 16’s must be accompanied at all times by a responsible adult (18+)


£2 per person (free for National Trust members) and includes 20% discount in the café afterwards.


Gnome Roam – Foremark Hall Sunday 16th July


As part of the events at Foremark Hall we are planning a family ‘Gnome Roam’ to complement the day whilst the run is taking place.



Children will be able to walk a trail to spot gnomes and take part in gnome-related activities, all to promote walking for wellbeing. We will be writing to several local garden centres and shall be appealing for donations of gnomes from the public, using a variety of communications and media in the coming weeks but any help you can give if it is appropriate would be great.