Category Archives: Events

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

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



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