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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.



Aston Well Dressers supporting Derbyshire Mind for 2017


Derbyshire Mind is pleased to announce that we have been chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the Aston Well Dressers charity fundraising for 2017. The Aston Well Dressers are a group of people from  the village of Aston on Trent in South Derbyshire who enjoy keeping alive the Derbyshire tradition of well dressing and in doing so raise money for local groups and charities.


The main well dressing festival in the village takes place the first weekend in July but they are hosting an afternoon tea event at Aston on Trent memorial hall on March 19th 2017. There will be stalls along with sales of cake, teas, coffees and prosecco. We wish them all the best for their events and please do support them if you can. You can find out more by visiting their website or following them on Facebook.



Bouncing for wellbeing – free trampoline session available!

As part of our Enjoying Derby programme, and 50th celebrations,

Derbyshire Mind is pleased to be able to offer a free trampoline session for Derby and Derbyshire residents who are living with or recovering from mental ill health.

 On: Thursday 30th March 2017 from 1.30-3pm


 At: Oxygen FreeJumping, Derby Soccordrome, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8BW


Please click here for more information


Booking is required in advance so please get in touch! 

To book a place or for further information please contact:

Sinead Dalton on 01332 345966 / Mobile: 07747478583

or email.

Spring Stride

Join the

Spring Stride

at Stainsborough Hall


Date: Sunday 2 April 2017

Start Time: 10.30am


Join us for a 4.5 or 8.5 mile walk around stunning Carsington Water in the
Derbyshire countryside.



Starting at Stainsborough Hall, during the walk you’ll enjoy outstanding
scenery and beautiful spring flowers.

This is a countryside walk so expect
some mud but the walk is all on dedicated footpaths in lovely surroundings.

Starting at Stainsborough Hall, during the walk you’ll enjoy outstanding
scenery and beautiful spring flowers.

This is a countryside walk so expect
some mud but the walk is all on dedicated footpaths in lovely surroundings.
There will be a Craft Fair, tea, coffee and cakes for sale
at the start and finish.





It’s £5 to participate and all proceeds go to Derbyshire Mind.

Children under the age of 16 are free as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
Dogs welcome but please keep them on a lead.
Please register in advance at



50th Anniversary Celebratory Prize Draw


To mark the 50th Anniversary of Derbyshire Mind we are holding a monthly prize draw in 2017 as a thank you for people who have used our mental health service and have completed one of our evaluation forms.

The winner each month will receive a £25 gift voucher.  Please speak to your advocate or contact Sinead Dalton for further details 01332 345966



Brooksie’s Bash 2017 – Entries open now


Plus 5k Enjoying Derbyshire Fun Run & Walk

Sunday 16th July 2017, 10am

Posted by Brooksie's Bash on Saturday, 11 February 2017



You can find out all the details here