A prayer for all those affected by coronavirus
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
You can join us in prayer.
If you are finding things hard this Christmas: Samaritans can help support you or advise you how to be helpful.
Derbyshire’s free mental support health line 0800 028 0077 24/7 offers support and guidance to residents of all ages from mental health professionals. Joined Up Care have collated a number of useful resources to help you look after your well being.
Community response unit from Derbyshire County Council
Information for those who need help, people that want to volunteer and partner organisations who co-ordinate help in the local area.
There may be issues in your life that would impact anyones mental health. For sources of help on Debt, Domestic abuse, Food poverty etc go to Credit Union page.
Support for carers’ during the Covid-19 crisis from Derbyshire Carers Association.
Resources for support during the Coronavirus pandemic
Time to talk resources 4 Feb 2021
The recent session on psychological first aid with Jo Hall is highly recommended and can be viewed by staff using the link circulated from the Bishops office.
Social determinants- circumstances impact our mental health. A key factor is financial difficulty. To get 'help with debt and free financial advice' click here. Be encouraged / encourage people you speak to to take control, to seek help and make plans rather than ignore these issues.
‘Supporting Good Mental Health’ written by Prof. Chris Cook : A series of reflections on how to cope with anxiety and loneliness in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, including simple Christian meditation techniques. Seven of the reflections are available as a podcast along with a downloadable copy of the leaflet.
‘Five ways to wellbeing at a time of social distancing: Looking after yourself and others during the coronavirus crisis’ Lucie Stephens for New Economics Foundation
A blog reflecting on advice in the current circumstances.
‘Looking after your feelings and your body’ Public Health England. Easy to read advice about looking after yourself.
Support and advice for farming communities from Farmwell.
Local Mental Health Support Service list prepared by Derbyshire Mental Health Forum at Erewash Voluntary Action. A list of support services available during the pandemic and how to contact them.
Derbyshire Mental Health Support Line 0800 028 0077. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Derbyshire recovery and peer support service
Offers targeted goal-focused support, developing peer support and volunteer opportunities across Derbyshire and also peer support groups where there is a need.
Clergy Wellbeing information can be found here.
Small Talk Saves Lives – Everyday small talk. YouTube campaign from The Samaritans
You can contact the Samaritans free from any phone on 116 123
Bereavement support and resources from Suicide Bereavement UK
Recent research into lived experience of bereavement through death by suicide: from grief to hope published 2020 by Manchester University.
Dementia Support info sheet from Joined up Care.
Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Talking Point
Online forum offering support for those with dementia and their carers’
National Dementia Helpline: 0300 222 1122
Young Dementia UK
Chesterfield Museum can't currently hire out their memory boxes, but they have made a series of short videos. Click on the link below to watch the videos…
Our Working Life
Dressed to Impress
In the Kitchen
Children and young people
Information and resources around mental health for schools from Sarah Brown.
Suggestions for those wanting to offer support to someone: family, friend or colleague, plus helpful tips during covid-19 from Time to Change
In house training Learning in Faith programme - learning is good for your sense of wellbeing and resilience.
Free training for professionals working with children and young people and families in Derbyshire from Joined Up Derbyshire, NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG.
Derbyshire County Council offer Mental Health First Aid training which is recommended and available locally/virtually see availability.
Suicide Awareness training is available as e learning advance with a virtual course (zoom) the first dates were fully booked, look out for more dates soon. This is free but does not include Derby City.
Suicide Prevention in Derbyshire benefits from trailblazer funding.
Also see the learning opportunties from external organisations.
Recommended resources/ information networks
Mental Health Together Dec 2020 newsletter.
To get the latest from Derbyshire Mental Health Forum.
National Suicide Prevention Alliance 2020 resources.
An Ordinary Office. A resource aimed at including everyone of all abilities. Makaton option and audio version included.
The Alzheimer’s Society have an informative website around dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. There is also the opportunity to train as a Dementia Champion to be able to lead the Dementia Friends course.