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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.


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.



Derbyshire Mind wins the contract to deliver Independent Community Advocacy Services for Derbyshire

Derbyshire Mind is delighted to announce that we have been selected as the provider to deliver Independent Community Advocacy Services for Derbyshire as from 1st April 2017.


This news means that we will be offering Independent Advocacy in relation to the Care Act 2014 and non-statutory Community Advocacy for Derbyshire residents.


Wendy Beer – Chief Executive of Derbyshire Mind says “Derbyshire Mind has a proven track record in the delivery of excellent specialist advocacy services. I am proud that we have the opportunity to build on this work by providing the new Community Advocacy Service, ensuring Derbyshire residents receive the very best in advocacy support”

2016 Running Buddies Festive Charity Fun Half Marathon & celebratory meal


The 2016 Running Buddies Festive Charity Fun Half Marathon and celebratory meal is taking place this year in aid of Derbyshire Mind. The event sponsored by Go-Dive, the largest scuba dive centre in the midlands, is open to runners and running/ jogging clubs and will be held on the 18th of December.


To find out more please follow this link

Shelton Striders – RunandTalk


To mark World Mental Health Day, Shelton Striders are hosting a #runandtalk night as part of England Athletics national event.

This is open to anyone, whatever your ability – even complete beginners who haven’t started running yet, not just members, so come down and join them for a run, chat and a brew. And please share details with your friends, family and colleagues – everyone is welcome.

Shelton Striders – RunandTalk

14th October 2016



Derbyshire Mind are currently recruiting for trustees






Are you interested giving your time to a valuable cause?


Derbyshire Mind is looking for new Board members to join us and help influence the future shape and direction of our organisation.




We are particularly keen to recruit individuals who have relevant work experience in areas such as marketing, fundraising, human resources, business development, law and safeguarding, although this is by no means essential.


You should have a keen interest in mental health, enthusiasm and commitment along with skills and experience gained through family life, volunteering or professional roles. You must be eligible to become a company director.


This role is voluntary with paid expenses and involves attending up to five Board meetings per year as well as involvement in chosen work streams and other events.

If you are interested, please email or telephone 01332 345966 to request an application pack.  We are also willing to meet with interested respondents on an informal basis to provide more information. If you know somebody else who might be interested, please forward this opportunity to them.



Derbyshire Mind is a well-respected local organisation, established in 1967.

We specialise in delivering quality services which support the recovery and well-being of people experiencing mental ill health.


Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in

England and Wales No. 2942312.

Registered Charity No. 1041116



Documents relevant to the post

Trustee Application form

Board of Trustees Job description


Testimonials and the trustee role


“I joined the trustee board about a year ago as the Treasurer. I wanted to use the opportunity to learn more in my profession and also give something back to the community. From a young age I was interested in learning difficulties and mental health, and used to support young adults in supported housing to integrate them into society, which is why my interest in Derbyshire Mind was a great fit for me.


Whilst the charity is run by a set of outstanding people, who always amaze me with their dedication and drive, I offer Derbyshire Mind an extra set of eyes to go over and analyse the accounts and to give them peace of mind. I also try to use my business network to see of if we can use anyone for free items to support the charity and/or advertising.


Being a trustee, can take as little or as much time as you have to put in, so you don’t feel any pressure and any support and guidance you can offer the charity and other trustees is appreciated. As an example, I will be running the Derby 10k with a Mind t-shirt to get a bit of publicity”.


Sarah Strachan, Treasurer, Derbyshire Mind 



 “It gives me great pleasure to provide this testimonial, reflecting on twelve years as a Trustee of Derbyshire Mind.


Firstly, I would like to say that my time as a Trustee and latterly as Chairman was one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling experiences of my long career working in the mental health sector.


Derbyshire Mind offers a unique opportunity for its Trustees to influence the on-going development of the organisation and its services. This is a friendly team environment working alongside a truly remarkable group of senior staff who are experienced and committed to delivering the best.


My colleagues on the Board came from all walks of life, each offering a different dimension, sharing their professional and personal abilities. Every contribution being encouraged and respected. I have always found this organisation to be energetic and proactive, forever seeking new challenges and opportunities, the hallmark of what drives the interest and enthusiasm in each and everyone associated with this unique agency.


In conclusion, I sincerely hope you may be tempted to find out more about Derbyshire Mind and if genuinely interested enjoy a rewarding association with one of the finest group of dedicated workers it has been my fortune to know. My working life was transformed for the better and I have no regrets only fond memories”.


Alvar Thomas, Chairman of Derbyshire Mind until 2015



Brooksie’s Bash 10 Mile Race and ‘Enjoying Derby Walk’



A scenic run of 10 country miles – almost entirely on traffic free footpaths and bridleways.

We also have a 3 mile challenge walk in partnership with


All profits will be donated to Derbyshire Mind, an independent local charity which supports people experiencing or caring for someone with mental health problems – something which affects 1 in 4 people in the UK. 100% of money they receive is used to provide services to people needing their help.


Our events are renowned for being the friendliest around so whether you’re a recreational runner looking for your next challenge, an experienced racer, or just up for a walk in the countryside, we’re sure you’ll have fun.


10 mile race: £10 (advanced entry) (+£2 for UKA non-affiliated) Entries on the day available day until the race limit of 250 is reached, subject to a £2 supplement.


3 mile walk: £3 (enter on the day)


A brand new off-road race coming to south Derbyshire for the 1st time this summer

Held under UK Athletics rules. Permit applied for via the Trail Running Association



You can enter for this event here



You can also find out more about the Shelton Stryders here