Around 1 in 4 adults in the UK are affected by a mental health problem each year.
If you or someone you know is suffering with a mental health issue, it is vital that the right support is given to help you/them.
Below are a list of charities and organisations that are experts in mental health and will be able to support you through the issue, no matter how big or small.
You can check out the NHS mood zone for tips and advice on your mental health, other people’s stories, self-help and treatment.
If you need urgent help the page offers helplines that you can call for support and advice.
Mind is a mental health charity who provides advice and support to anyone suffering a mental health illness. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Mind wants to ensure no one goes through a mental health problem alone.
You can contact them via their website or on the mind information line 0300 123 3393. Alternatively if you need urgent help press the yellow “I need urgent help” button located at the top of the page on their website.
“Talking Mental Health Derbyshire is a service provided by the NHS offering a range of talking therapies for people experiencing common psychological difficulties such as those feeling anxious, low and depressed.”
This consists of 2 services;
Derbyshire Recovery Partnership provides help and support for those with alcohol and drug problems. They can help you to either stop or gain control of your use and to start to build positive relationships for you, your family and your community.
View their website to find out more, Otherwise you can contact them on 01246 206514 or 0845 308 4010.
Stand to are an alcohol and drug misuse service designed specifically for ex-forces members in Derbyshire.
“At STAND TO our dedicated, experienced and highly trained staff, volunteers and peer mentors (most of whom themselves are ex- forces), have a particular awareness of the issues veterans and their families may experience.
We acknowledge, understand and appreciate the sacrifices that ex-forces personnel and their families have made.
We also understand some of the challenges individuals may face in admitting alcohol is a problem and the conflict often felt in asking for support”
Go to the STAND TO website to find out more, or call them on either 01246 206514 or 0845 308 4010.
Erewash Mental Health Association provide daily centre based support at their Touchwood Centre (located in Ilkeston) for adults with short term or long term mental health difficulties.
They hope to improve the quality of life for all service users and provide experienced staff that can cater for individuals specific needs.
Visit their website or call 01159 308947 for more information.
Time to Talk is a self-help group open for members of the community who are struggling with their mental health. They offer a friendly, safe place to talk and listening support.
When? Every Tuesday 11am to 1pm
Where? Infusion Coffee House in Long Eaton
Contact them on 0115 9460463 to find out more.
YoungMinds are the UK’s leading charity for supporting children through mental health problems. Their vision is to lead the fight for a future where all young minds will be supported and empowered.
They also offer support for parents on how to support their child through mental health difficulties.
If you think YoungMinds could help you visit their website for helpful information and support.
You can also contact them on their parents helpline 0808 802 5544, or on the YoungMinds crisis messenger service by texting YM to 85258.
This is a local service that offers advice and information on mental illness, one to one staff support, telephone support, recovery education and social activities in the local community. This is a safe place to talk whilst also encouraging you to be involved in the local community to help you regain positive mental health.
The service is open to anyone over the age of 18 living in Erewash and the South Derbyshire area. Find out more by going to their website.
You can Email DerbyshireRecoveryPeerSupportService@rethink.org or call them on 01773 734989 to refer yourself, this service is open 9-5 Monday to Friday. Or you can use their webchat option, to use this go to think ‘Rethink’ website to start a conversation.
This is a free new service offered by the Mental Health Care Direct team at Derbyshire County Council. It aims to help those suffering with mental health issues gain and develop skills they need to improve their quality of life.
People receiving the service are supported by an enablement worker; they can help them to gain confidence in completing daily tasks such as shopping, cooking etc. People can also be supported to join educational or training classes. But the service cannot provide personal care or medicine administration.
To use the service you must be a resident of Derbyshire (excluding Derby City) and be of working age.
They offer a leaflet with more information on this service and how to get in contact with them.
Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support service are starting a peer led support group for anyone with bipolar to meet others, share self management techniques and help each other stay well.
The group is starting on 8th April 2019 and will continue to be on every Monday from 1.30pm till 2.30pm. It will be held at Ilkeston Library, Market St, Ilkeston, DE7 5 RN.
For more information please contact 01773 734989.
If you are going through a difficult time and find yourself struggling to cope, insight healthcare are here to help you.
Insight talking therapies offer a free, confidential service. The service is commissioned by the NHS, and it is available for anyone residing in Derbyshire who is over the age of 16.
First Steps provide support for anyone who is affected by an eating disorder including family members, carers and parents.
First steps provide a service that is empathetic and non-judgemental and aim to raise awareness of eating disorders.
Their website offers detailed information on how you can get support if you are affected by an eating disorder, including information on their counselling service and online befriending service.
Beat provide in depth information about Eating Disorders, recovery information and support services available on their website.
Beat also have helplines you can call;
Helpline – 0808 801 0677
Youthline – 0808 801 0711
Studentline – 0808 801 0811
Alternatively you can contact their email support lines.
Beat Adult email support:
Beat Studentline email support:
Beat Youthline email support:
If you contact Beat through either of their helplines you will speak to a trained support worker who will be experienced in talking to people in a similar situation to you.
The helplines are a safe place for you to talk to someone about how you’re feeling, find out more about eating disorders and explore options for help with eating disorders.