There is a 20% increase in the number of times the public has acted to prevent suicide in the rail environment.
Childrens Commissioner for England speaks out on children and young peoples mental health
In-house training is available, for example 'Being a more inclusive Church' and 'Church Spirituality and Dementia'.
Summary on Mental Health prepared for Diocesan Synod April 2018- see attachment below.
Getting help in a crisis see click here
Alzheimers Society have won the Dementia Support Contract for Derbyshire.
The Alzheimer’s Society deliver this service in Derbyshire (excludes City).The service offers one to one support, Memory Cafes, Carers groups and Singing for the Brain across Derbyshire.
Referrals for the service should be made to email or tel: 01332 208845. Their website has an enormous wealth of information. Dementia Friends Training is recommended.
Derby City Dementia Support is offered by Making Space email or tel: 01332 497640.
East Midlands Suicide Awareness Project:
Half day awareness training http://www.ruralactionderbyshire.org.uk/ or search Eventbrite for ‘Suicide awareness seminar’. This project is located at Rural Action Derbyshire (formerly Derbyshire Rural Community Council).
Mental Health First Aid
Courses are run nationally and local availability is listed on the Training pages - external organisations tab or search 'Eventbrite'.
National Dementia Helpline: 0845 300 0336. On line support: Talking point www.alzheimers.org.uk/talkingpoint
Alzheimers Society offer a course 'Dementia friends' which is recommended. contact 01332 208845 web: www.alzheimers.org.uk
- Clergy wellbeing is led by Rev Geraldine Pond. Clergy Conference 2018 included insights on wellbeing. The talks can be accessed on the website.
- The steering group who worked on these issues has closed November 2018. Stella Collishaw remains linked with local networks on behalf of the Diocese and will support you in developing work with your community to improve wellbeing and raising awareness of it. you may also want to use 'Promoting mental health' see below.
- We encourage a balance to work and life for Diocesan clergy and laity, paid workers and also to volunteers.
- One recommendation is participation in Christian quiet days. Quiet Days allow participants to simply make space from the busy pace and pressure of life. Time to reflect and step outside of usual routine is also of benefit. Local opportunities including those offered at the Convent of the Holy Name can be found on the Spirituality Group page. Insight on wellbeing from the New Economics Foundation '5 ways to wellbeing' is in the paragraph below. This scheme is widely adopted.
- If you cannot take a day why not take a moment to slow down, be still, notice how you are feeling, listen to your breathing, take a moment to shut off the 'to do' list, sense with your spirit, find a prayer-like space without words, remain for a few moments, then sense the presence of God. You may choose to pray with us today click here
In house training with full details can be seen on the Learning in Faith. Courses are free to parishioners in Derby Diocese including:-
Community Engagement, People and Buildings 2 April 2019.
Handling Tension Constructively: An Introduction to Living Well with Difference and Change, 11 May 2019.
Being a More Inclusive Church 22 May 2019 or 23 October 2019.
Mental Health First Aid for Clergy, Youth and Childrens leaders 11 July 2019.
Derbyshire County Council, training opportunities.
What promotes or helps wellbeing? ‘Connect..be active..take notice..keep learning..give..five ways to wellbeing’, New Economics Foundation.
‘Promoting mental health. A resource for spiritual and pastoral care’, Archbishops Council
An Ordinary Office. A new resource aimed at including everyone of all abilities. Makaton option and audio version included.
Small talk saves lives campaign https://www.samaritans.org/media-centre/our-campaigns/small-talk-saves-lives in particular see Sarah's story which was shown to good effect at Derbyshire Suicide Prevention Partnership annual event chaired most recently by the Samaritans.