Ryan Puts Mind Over Matter



Ryan Cooper is cycling 1066 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for mental health charity Derbyshire Mind. 

Ryan, 38, of Duffield, has planned his own route, which he will complete in 11 stages averaging 97 miles a day. He said: “I will be cycling for up to 10 hours a day, passing through some of the most scenic countryside Britain has to offer, including iconic bridge crossings, mountain passes and historic locations along the way.”

Ryan will be supported throughout the ride by mum Monica and brother Gavin, who will be completing the journey alongside him in the ‘TEAM ry support car’, which has been designed and produced free of charge by OMG Signs of Little Eaton. 

The ride starts on Monday July 30th at 9am. To make a donation please visit: www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/teamrychallenge

We are accepting donations until 10th November 2018.

 Visit twitter.com/teamrychallenge for regular updates.


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.