‘Enjoying Derbyshire’ – Derbyshire Mind’s Community Wellbeing Programme
Derbyshire Mind’s ‘Enjoying Derbyshire’ project offers a varied menu of community based activities, groups, and courses in Derby and Derbyshire, all designed to boost mood and improve our mental wellbeing.
With many different ways to boost our mood and improve our mental and physical wellbeing it can be hard to know where to start or what to try. That’s why we aim to have a mix of different activities across the county and city, so that everyone will find something that suits their needs. What’s more, all of our Enjoying Derbyshire activities are free to attend.
In the past the Enjoying Derbyshire programme has included courses and activities such as, for example:
- Friendly walking groups
- Mindful Crafts (in collaboration with Quad)
- Jogging groups (in collaboraton with Jog Derbyshire)
- Quilting for PTSD; Tai Chi; QiGong (in collaboration with DALS)
- Papercrafting (in collaboration with Helen Chapman Papercraft)
- Pottery; Herbs for Health; Simple Cooking (in collaboration with Brightside)
COVID 19 UPDATE:
Unfortunately the restrictions in place following the coronavirus outbreak have meant that we have had to temporarily cancel our planned schedule of activities and events for 2020.
However, we at Derbyshire Mind are extremely passionate about Enjoying Derbyshire and we are using this time to create an updated vision for our fantastic Community Wellbeing Programme:
Enjoying Derbyshire – Looking Forward to 2021 and Beyond:
While our services have been paused due to the Covid restrictions we have taken this time to evaluate our current provision and consider how we can improve our Enjoying Derbyshire for 2021 and beyond!
We have been speaking to current group leaders, collaborators, and service users alike, to get their feedback on our services.
We are re-evaluating our community vision, including our priorities and goals, and testing out new methods of delivery, such as online courses.
We are planning community engagement activities and events – so please do look out for these.
We are designing new courses, services and activities that are in line with new research on improving mental health and mental wellbeing.
We are also building a new and improved website that will give all of our users a much better experience, and enable people to find what they need and book on to our services with ease.
This all is leading to an exciting new strategy and overall plan for the Enjoying Derbyshire community wellbeing programme; one that will be more ambitious, responsive, and will help even more people across Derby and Derbyshire improve their mental wellbeing and enjoy life!
We can’t wait to tell you more!
The Three Wellbeing Strands within Enjoying Derbyshire:
Getting active can improve your physical health, mental wellbeing and often makes you feel good.
Active Wellbeing aims to improve general health, raise mood, reduce feelings of stress and reduce the risk of isolation through social interaction opportunities. There are lots of different ways to get active, whatever your fitness level.
Positive wellbeing looks different for everyone, as there are so many different skills and attributes that contribute to wellness. By enabling smaller changes, longer term and more personal positive transformations can begin to take shape.
Improving Wellbeing aims to equip you with your own personal wellbeing ‘toolkit’. A toolkit that contains the skills and tools that work for you.
Learning a new skill, getting focused on a project, or being creatively free can help clear your mind and often be a rewarding process.
Creative Wellbeing aims to improve mood and promote different ways to express yourself creatively. Exploring creative outlets and experiences can also be therapeutic and relaxing for many people.
Did You Know: All of our Enjoying Derbyshire activities are 100% funded through donations from organisations, individuals and fundraising events.
– We would like to say a huge big THANK YOU to everyone who has so generously donated to
Derbyshire Mind and is supporting our community wellbeing programme.
Who are the Enjoying Derbyshire activities for?
All our activities and events are for adults over the age of 18 who are responsible for themselves, unless stated otherwise.
You are welcome to bring a friend or someone to support you and they are welcome to join in too.
Find out more:
To receive the latest updates, become a member for free. Simply sign up online: www.derbyshiremind.org.uk/getting-involved/membership
Interested in Getting Involved?
As part of our new Enjoying Derbyshire strategy for 2021, we are going to be launching new roles for volunteers who are passionate about improving mental wellbeing in their community. If you are interested in being the first to find out more when these roles are launched please send your details to email@example.com
Thank you for considering donating your time!