Sources of Help


Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. We work to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress.

Big White Wall

Big White Wall offers free, safe anonymous online support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the comfort of your own home. There is a choice of safe therapeutic services, including self-help courses, also accessible online.

Amber Trust

“Amber Trust is a local organisation which works with other agencies and organisations to support people with mental ill health to live successfully in their local communities. Their link provides more information and advice”
Contact details: Amber Trust. Suite 4a, East Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper, Derbyshire. DE56 2UA
Tel: 01773 599599

First steps

First steps is a charity that exists to raise awareness and give support to anyone whose lives are affected by eating difficulties and disorders.

This support also includes parents, partners and families – and is provided via support groups, telephone support, 1:1 support, dramatherapy and complementary therapies.

First Steps also raise awareness in schools and in the community and offer tailored training packages to healthcare professionals and organisations.

Telephone 01332 367571

Ingham House 16 Agard Street, Derby, DE1 1DZ

Derbyshire Mental Health Services

“We care about the people in Derbyshire who have mental health problems or learning disabilities. We will work constantly to improve services for them and for those who love and care for them. We will give them the respect and dignity we would expect for ourselves.”

Derbyshire Mental Health Forum

The Derbyshire Mental Health Forum provides a platform for voluntary agencies delivering mental health services to come together to discuss matters of common interest and to inform and influence strategic planning in mental health. The Forum feeds into the county-wide commissioning arrangements for mental health in Derbyshire.

Derbyshire Mental Health Forum



The leading severe mental illness charity, for everyone affected by mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Rethink are now the providers of day services in Derby City. For more information please contact 01332 367622.

Derbyshire Carers

Derbyshire Carers provide a range of information and support to help when caring for someone else.

Mental Health Action Group

Join the Mental Health Action Group who are working to fight stigma and discrimination in Southern Derbyshire

Time to change

Information, advice and support regarding Mental Health Discrimination in the Workplace.

Community Directory Derbyshire

The Directory of over 5000 community groups is available for everyone to explore and find out what goes on in the world of community and voluntary groups in Derby and Derbyshire.

Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust