Gnome Roam Sunday 14th July 2019, 10am

 Foremarke Hall, Milton, Derbyshire DE65 6EJ

Cost: £2 per person, under 2’s free

Walk a trail to spot gnomes (and their woodland friends!) Plus, story-telling, activities and refreshments

Great fun for all the family! Picnic with gnomes at midday (you bring the picnic; we’ll provide the gnomes!)All proceeds go to Derbyshire Mind to support local people,

*This event compliments Peak Running’s ‘Brooksie’s Bash’ Trail Race in aid of Derbyshire Mind. Visit https://www.peakrunning.co.uk/bb19 for more information.

We have the following vacancies:

Fundraising Officer

CLOSING DATE :    5th July 2019 at 5pm

 

Get Set to Go Officer

CLOSING DATE :    5th July 2019 at 5pm

 

Active Monitoring Practitioner

CLOSING DATE :    5th July 2019 at 5pm

 

 

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

Derbyshire Mind aims to be an Equal Opportunities Employer

We Are Recruiting

We have the following vacancies:  

 

 

Fundraising Officer

CLOSING DATE :    5th July 2019 at 5pm

 

Get Set to Go Officer

CLOSING DATE :    5th July 2019 at 5pm

 

Active Monitoring Practitioner

CLOSING DATE :    5th July 2019 at 5pm

 

 

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

Derbyshire Mind aims to be an Equal Opportunities Employer

Derbyshire Mind gains new Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM)

 

Derbyshire Mind has been awarded the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM) from the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi).

The QPM is the UK’s only independent quality performance mark for organisations offering independent advocacy; an essential service for people who need support to express their needs and have increased choice and control in their lives.

To gain the QPM, independent advocacy providers have to undergo a rigorous self-assessment process and policy review.

This is followed by a structured site visit for NDTi assessors to meet advocates and the people they support.  As well as it being good practice for Local Authorities to provide advocacy to people at risk of exclusion, commissioners are required to provide statutory independent advocacy under the Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act, and more recently the Care Act.

 

The Advocacy QPM provides them with a robust benchmark to measure independent advocacy services, ensuring they select the very best providers.

 

Sarah Harrison, Service Director said “On behalf of Derbyshire Mind, I am delighted with the recommendation that we are awarded the QPM for a further 3 years in recognition of the high-quality support provided by our dedicated team of advocates.”

 

Gail Petty, QPM Manager and Lead for Advocacy and Rights at NDTi said:

The Advocacy Quality Performance Mark is only awarded to advocacy organisations who can demonstrate that they are providing excellent services to people often experiencing challenging situations in their lives.  It indicates that they have the training and policies in place to ensure people’s rights are upheld and their preferences are heard and responded to.”

Originally developed by Action for Advocacy (A4A), the Department of Health funded NDTi to review and revise the QPM in 2014, working with providers, users and commissioners of advocacy services. The application process was streamlined to be as straightforward as possible, while retaining the rigour required to ensure that high standards are met.  It is available to organisations providing independent advocacy in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Further information can be accessed and applications can be made via www.qualityadvocacy.org.uk.

Mindful Crafts at Quad, Derby

Mindful Crafts is a creative group taking place 1-3pm on the second Monday of each month during Spring / Summer 2019 at Quad, on the Market Place, Derby.

Each month there will be a different theme. All workshops will be delivered in a relaxed and supportive environment, suitable for adults to learn new skills whilst improving confidence and self esteem.

These workshops are free to attend and all materials are provided on the day, just bring yourself! You are welcome to bring a bottle of water with you, with other refreshments are available from the on-site coffee shop.

Booking is recommended as places are limited.

Delivered in partnership with Quad as part of their Year of Wellbeing, Derbyshire Mind’s Enjoying Derbyshire project and Step Ball Change.

 

To book:

Call Derbyshire Mind: 01332 623732

Email: enquiries@derbyshiremind.org.uk

 

When:

1:00pm – 3:00pm on Monday 8th April 2019
1:00pm – 3:00pm on Monday 13th May 2019
1:00pm – 3:00pm on Monday 10th June 2019

 

Where:

QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3AS

www.derbyquad.co.uk

 

What can I expect from the session?

Each session is set out to be welcoming and supportive, with different themes. If you’re not sure about trying something out, please ask a member of staff for more information about what it is to help you decide what you would like to participate in.

Quilting for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Derby

A small and supportive group using quilting as a tool to explore Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Discover how the slow-paced and soothing process of quilt-making can be a rewarding and relaxing activity for individuals with lived experience of PTSD and their supporting family and friends.

This course is designed and delivered by Derby Adult Learning Service in partnership with Derbyshire Mind.

This 8 week course starts Thursday 9th May 2019

1:15pm to 3:15pm
At the Village Learning Centre, Browning Street, Derby, DE23 8DN

Free to attend

This workshop is free to attend and is suitable for adults with mild – moderate mental health difficulties and individuals supporting someone else.

All materials are provided and no previous experience is needed.

 

To book a place:

Booking is recommended as places are limited.
T: 01332 717 900
E: enquiries@derbyals.org

Derbyshire Mind achieves Dignity Award for a further 2 years!

 

Derbyshire County Council run the Derbyshire Dignity Campaign jointly with NHS Derbyshire. The aim is for every social care and health service team, establishment and provider to be giving a consistent experience of dignity and respect for all who receive a service.

Dignity is the foundation for all health, social care and other public services and is the responsibility of everyone involved at all levels.

Successful applications result in the organisation achieving the award for 2 years after which they have to apply again.

We have held the award since September 2016 and are delighted to have once again been successful in our application and hold this now until January 2021.

“The whole ethos of our advocacy services is to put the person at the centre of decision making, respecting their dignity and their choices and is at the heart of the culture in our team.”

 

Sarah Harrison

Service Director