Sometimes we all need someone to talk to – someone that’s not our therapist or our doctor or our family member – but someone who is impartial and isn’t going to try and give advice. We are here for you.
Derbyshire Mind’s MindSpace Walk-and-Talk groups are supportive community groups that create space for us to get together, get some fresh air, meet some new people, in a friendly and inclusive group. But, most importantly, they provide a valuable space to talk and be listened to by our compassionate Peer Support Volunteers who are trained to listen and empathise with your situation, but not try to ‘fix’.
Come join us for a chat and a gentle walk at one of our local MindSpace groups. The walk might help you think things through, and we are really good at listening.
When and Where?
The group meet every fortnight at the same location and time – our current MindSpace locations are listed below:
Friday Mornings (fortnightly) – Markeaton Park
Meet at 10.30am, at the Model Railway Building by the Main Car Park (DE22 3BG)
Monday Afternoons (fortnightly) – Sinfin Moor Park (This new MindSpace group will be starting from Monday the 6th November 2023)
Meet at 1pm, at Sinfin Moor Car park (DE24 9HW)
We meet whatever the weather, you can rely on us to be there for you. If it is raining, we just pop on a rain coat. If it is sunny, we just pop on some sun cream!
If the weather is extreme however, such as thick ice or snow for instance, then we will try to move the group to our ‘Plan B café’ location for safety reasons. We will inform you by posting this on our social media pages and by contacting everyone that is registered to that walk location.
How to Book a Place on an Upcoming MindSpace MeetUp:
We would love to meet you at your local MindSpace group!
If you are thinking of joining us on a MindSpace group in your local park we ask that you register your attendance. You only need to do this once. This is so that we have your contact details needed to add you to our MindSpace database and we can contact you if the walk has to be moved to a café due to weather.
After that first registration you are very welcome to just turn up at the park each fortnight or whenever suits you.
You can Register Your Attendance here.
This is not required though. If you would prefer not to register you are very welcome to just turn up on the day.
You can find all of our upcoming walks and groups on our Activities Calendar page.
Could you be a Volunteer MindSpace group leader?
Do you have a local park near you that would be fab as a MindSpace meet up location? Could you lead one of our friendly and informal MindSpace groups? Would you love to be part of our Derbyshire Mind Volunteers Network?
We are always looking to expand our MindSpace community network and we are always looking out for reliable and friendly local people who are passionate about supporting their community.
As a valued Derbyshire Mind volunteer, we would provide you with all the necessary training and support to help make a real difference to people in your local community experiencing mental health challenges.
Volunteer MindSpace Expressions of Interest:
If this sounds like something you are interested in please contact us at email@example.com detailing what park you would be interested in supporting a group at, and what days and times you could do. We will then hold your details on file and be in touch in due course to discuss your kind offer!
From time to time we also advertise for volunteer walk leaders as we are setting up a new walk. If we have any roles currently available they will be advertised here:Paid and Volunteering Opportunities Page