Derbyshire Resources

News last updated 9.4.2020

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.

Source: the Church of England website where you can hear prayers or find livestream.


Reflections and tips from the Church of England to support good mental health and coping with physical distancing 

Five ways to wellbeing blog from NEF a reflection on this advice in the current circumstances.


A review of app resources for people with Alzheimers and their carers.

Easy read advice about looking after yourself from Public Health England.

First Steps Eating Disorder latest information includes referral and self help information.


Rural: Advice on coping with physical isolation from Farmwell

pertinent advice from a neighbouring Diocese

Investing in your own Wellbeing The restrictions in place are likely to become more severe before they are relaxed, and they are likely to remain in force for months rather than weeks. It is therefore vital for each of us to look after ourselves and invest in our own wellbeing. Globally, locally and personally, the impact of the virus is at best grim and at worst bitterly distressing. If therefore there is any respect in which the radical change in the pattern of daily life offers you welcome space and freedom, please do not feel guilty about it. Please inhabit it gratefully.....I hope you will look for ways to use this ‘time out’ from ordinary routines to maximise your physical, emotional and spiritual fitness — if as seems likely, we are in for a long haul, that will prove important. If you have a garden, get out into it; if you have children at home, spend time with them; read books, watch films, walk the dog — be well and be gentle with yourself


Supporting Good Mental Health film clips from Archbishop of Canterbury Ocotber Conference.

Includes 10 daily reflections.


Small Talk Saves Lives Samaritans campaign.  Or tel: 116 123.


Childrens resources for you to use at home from Diocesan childrens adviser.

blog from the Children's Commissioner with links and information for your prayers for families and children.

advice from NSPCC


Mind and Soul Foundation resources.


Derbyshire resources 


Getting help in a crisis see click here or call 0300 790 0596 between the hours of 9am and midnight, seven days a week.

Community Response Unit help County Council webpage.


Alzheimers Society have the Dementia Support Contract for Derbyshire their website has an enormous wealth of information.

National Dementia Helpline: 0300 222 1122.

On line support: Talking point 

Making Spacedementia support  Derby City email

Young Dementia UK

Derbyshire Carers Association:01773 743355 or email 


How to support your child’s wellbeing a parent’s guide see click here

Eating disorderFirst Steps Derbyshire 01332 367571  email


self help groups tel 01773 734989 Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service

Derbyshire Federation for mental health is on twitter and facebook for the latest updates.

Low? Hold on and go to Staying Safe


Hate Crime: local reporting  email or tel:01332 299449 or 07983261065. Anti Muslim Attacks  can be reported to Tell Mama email or tel 0800 456 1226. 

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.

Contact Us

Derby Church House

Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR

01332 388650