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Monthly Kedleston Hall 5k or 10k Trail

poster image for event showing joggers by a lake with date and time information for the event

Kedleston Trails: Sunday 26th August 2018
Registration from 8:30am, race starts 9:00am
Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, DE22 5JH

Join us for a friendly jog or walk around the beautiful Kedleston Hall estate. This isn’t a competitive race and suitable for beginners and those looking for a challenge can still push themselves on the longer route. The day starts with registration and warm up, and ends with a 20% discount voucher for the café for the chance to chat with fellow participants – yum!

This monthly event is organised by Jog Derbyshire and managed by volunteers. Dogs welcome. Parking for the race is free as it is before the Hall opens to visitors. To find out more about jogging or how to get started click here.

Mindfulness Workshop in Ripley – Saturday 18th August

Find out more about Mindfulness and give it a go in this free taster session led by a Derbyshire Mind staff member with three years’ experience of hosting a group and delivering taster sessions.


The total session will last up to two hours but will include three different basic mindfulness practices to help you explore mindfulness and find out what works best for you. Participation in the practices is by choice and you can opt out at any time.


The workshop will start with an introduction to help you decide which parts of the morning you would like to participate in, and there be breaks between practices and chances to discuss every aspect of the practices being offered. There will also be a refreshment and comfort break.


As the practices involve staying with what arises, mindfulness can feel challenging, so please get in touch if you have any questions before you come along.


If you are interested in attending, please get in touch (details below) so we have an idea of rough numbers to expect and to complete an event registration form prior to the event. You are still welcome to join us if you haven’t booked in advance and we will ask you to complete the registration form before starting.


Book a place or ask a question:

Call or text: 07825 212 103
This number is active on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday daytimes. Please leave a message with your name and number to request a call back outside of these times.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is it?
The Croft
Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service
Slack Lane

When is it?
10:00am – 12:00noon, Saturday 18th August 2018

How much is it?
It’s free, yay! We would like as many people as possible to be able to be able to join us as we believe that wellbeing is for everyone.

Do I need to bring anything?
No, just bring yourself

What should I wear?
As long as you’re comfortable it doesn’t really matter.
You will be invited to take you shoes off as part of the practice if you would like to. This is voluntary and not essential.

What if I’m late to the start of the workshop?
If you are joining us after we start, we simply ask that you take a seat to the side and complete a registration form if you have not already done so and join in the next practice.

I’m not very flexible, does that matter?
Yoga body not required as chairs are available.

Do I need to be religious or have a faith?
No, whilst mindfulness and meditation have their roots in Buddhism, this is not a religious practice and can be used as an everyday tool for grounding.

Is this session open to anyone?
All Enjoying Derbyshire workshops and events are open to adults over the age of 18.

I’m not sure if this right for me or if it will trigger me, what can I do?
It can be challenging to be with your own thoughts and there is always the option to opt-out of the different practices or head to a quiet space away from the group.
One of the questions on the registration form is an opportunity for you to make the facilitator aware of anything you might want us to know or could find difficult.
If you’re not sure if it’s right for you, please get in touch to ask any questions.

Enjoying Derbyshire

We are pleased to announce that we have a new logo for Enjoying Derbyshire and our sincere thanks to Lubrizol for developing this for us. The logo is intended to represent our intention to develop a wellbeing programme of activities which will take place across the County of Derbyshire and in Derby to complement our walking programme. We look forward to sharing news of this programme and up and coming events as soon as we can so please do watch this space!

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.

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