What's happening and recommended resources

What's happening?

East Midlands Christian Mindfulness Day, 9.30-4.30, 2 February 2019.The Kings Centre, 56 Bull Head Street, Wigston, LE18 1PA. £30 before 31 December. Booking and programme details. The focus of the event will be to enable Christians to engage with mindfulness of God and mindfulness for health in an informed way.

Suicide Awareness training is available Feb and March 2019. Click on month for booking links or email.

In house training is listed on the learning in faith programme.

Derbyshire County Council, training opportunities.

Recommended resources

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.


Mind tel: 0300 123 3393 or see https://www.mind.org.uk/ .

Mental Health First Aid training is recommended and available locally- look up on eventbrite or enquire e:mentalhealthtraining@derbyshire.gov.uk  or info@dmhf.org.uk

The Alzheimer’s Society have an informative website around dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. See http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/index.php there is also the opportunity to train as a Dementia Champion to be able to lead the Dementia Friends course.

1:4. Mental health and your church. A resource for church communities’’, from Chester DioceseThe Mental Health Access Pack from Livability and Mind and Soul: http://www.mentalhealthaccesspack.org/

Church of England Mental Health Matters website http://www.mentalhealthmatters-cofe.org/default.html

World mental health day and World suicide prevention day 10 September 2018 https://iasp.info/wspd2018/ 

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