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.

Resources for support during the Coronavirus pandemic


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 impact mental health. It is anticipated financial difficulties and debt will be significant factors in the last quarter of 2020. For signposting resources see 'help with debt and free financial advice'. It may present as the tip of the iceberg for example getting gas credit or difficulty with online banking. 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 tips for dealing with loneliness and isolation from the national Church


‘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. 

Mental Health Foundation: kindness matters.


‘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.


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. 


Support for carers’ during the Covid-19 crisis from Derbyshire Carers Association


Local support

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. 

For those churches in Glossop (Tameside and Glossop HCT) the signposting links can be found here and access to psychological therapy here


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.


There may be issues in our lives that will impact anyones mental health. For sources of help on Debt, Domestic abuse, Food poverty etc go to Credit Union page.


National support

Small Talk Saves Lives – Everyday small talk. YouTube campaign from The Samaritans

You can contact the Samaritans free from any phone on 116 123


Dementia Support

Dementia Directory from Alzheimer’s Society website
A directory to find local support for people with dementia and their carers’ in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 


Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Talking Point
Online forum offering support for those with dementia and their carers’ 


National Dementia Helpline: 0300 222 1122


Derby City Dementia Support 


Young Dementia UK



Children and young people


How to support your child’s well-being by The Children’s Society.


Information and resources around mental health for schools from Sarah Brown. 

The Diocesan Board of Education offer a range of resources including support for schools in Covid19 and bereavement resources.


Suggestions for those wanting to offer support to someone: family, friend or colleague, plus helpful tips during covid-19 from Time to Change


What's happening? 


In house training  Learning in Faith programme includes events offered with wellbeing focus autumn 2020.

More about the Bishops Harvest appeal Peace of Mind.



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


Derbyshire Mental Health Forum latest


Mental Health Together Derby and Derbyshire latest


Small talk saves lives campaign  in particular see Sarah's story which was shown to good effect at Derbyshire Suicide Prevention Partnership annual event chaired on that occasion by the Samaritans.

Research during Covid from callers to Samaritans.

Understanding bereavement by suicide, anon blog published by Harmless.

National Suicide Prevention Alliance 2020 resources.


Mind tel: 0300 123 3393


Archbishop Justins conference on mental health autumn 2019 has associated published resources for supporting good mental health.


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.


The Diocese of Derby

For SatNav directions, please use DE1 3DR. However, please note that the car park behind Derby Church House (Derby Cathedral Car Park) is contract only Monday-Friday and so unavailable to visitors. Paid parking is available at Chapel Street Multistorey Car Park (DE1 3GU), Park Safe (Bold Lane) DE1 3NT and the Assembly Rooms Car Park (DE1 3AF). Derby Cathedral Car Park is available as paid parking on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR

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