What's happening and recommended resources

What's happening?


In house training with full details can be seen on the Learning in Faith. Courses are free to parishioners in Derby Diocese including:-

Handling Tension Constructively: An Introduction to Living Well with Difference and Change, 11 May 2019.

Bridge Builder training 11 May 2019. This course has a fee of £20 which is significantly discounted.

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.

Suicide Awareness training is available April 2019. Booking via click or email.

Derbyshire County Council, training opportunities including courses in Swadlincote April 2019 and Chesterfield June 2019 (mental health champion) and Ashbourne May 2019 and Glossop June 2019 (mental health first aid).


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. This list above is periodically amended.

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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