October, November December 2020


Derbyshire County Council Mental Health training opportunities Oct 2020 and following


They offer a range of FREE virtual courses including:

  • Mental Health First Aid (Adult)
  • Mental Health First Aid (Youth)
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • E-learning Psychological First Aid
  • also fund Suicide Awareness courses run through RAD and Harmless which are posted on eventbrite.


Training webinars on moving towards net zero from the Church of England.


UK Climate Assembly videos can be found here.

Catch up with the October Eco Church Conference run by Diocese of St Albans at https://www.facebook.com/ecochurchcon/


Restoring hope, putting money where your values are.  Part of Ethical Consumer week of online events w/c 24 October 2020. Price linked to income bracket. full programme of events.


South Derbyshire CVS community forum: Nature Connection: 12 November, 9.15am - 10am

Aimed at groups or organisations in Sout Derbyshire District.

Nature Connection is something many people rediscovered the value of in lockdown as a way to support or maintain their mental health. Perhaps you discovered new local walks or runs, tackled a gardening project or got involved in citizen science. Come and hear more about it and the opportunities for the community in the local environment. With Nicola Lynes from the Transforming the Trent Valley project.
For more info/to book


FREE Online Drug and Alcohol Training
Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service and Derbyshire Recovery Partnership are continuing to offer free drug and alcohol training and is being delivered online. 

Spaces are currently available on the following training:
Thurs 5th Nov  - Alcohol Awareness 
Tues 17th Nov  - Substance (Drug) Awareness

Courses are free to health, social and community staff and volunteers working with adults in Derbyshire. Booking 

Mental Health AwarenessTraining from Harmless, funded by Derbyshire County Council.
For staff and volunteers in community sector organisations working with Derbyshire County residents.
Oct  30th
Nov 4, 11th, 24th
Dec 3rd.
Book and ongoing availability on Eventbrite. More info tel 0115 0088 281 or e: training@harmless.org.uk 



Youth worker Training from Derbyshire County Council: two free training sessions to volunteers and voluntary groups that support young people on:

The training aims to support youth groups to be inclusive and build confidence in supporting young people who identify with the LGBT+ community. It will be delivered via Microsoft Teams and will last for around 1 1/2 hours. 

If you would like to access this training email Jo Mcguire, Youth and Community Engagement Worker to book your place.


SPAB Maintenance for Faith Buildings 20 - 27 November 2020 Prerecorded Online Lecture

Presented by Kate Andrew, heritage consultant. Kate was a regional project officer for the SPAB’s recent Maintenance Cooperatives Project (MCP).   

The lecture is free to attend, but register your place in advance. 



Farming Help Zoom training 2-4 pm Wed 25 November 2020. Andrew Chritchlow (NFU  County Advisor) and Sarah Tomlinson (West Point Farm Vets, Tech Director for National TB Advisory Service.

The Derbyshire Rural Chaplaincy and Farming Community Network run. 

Booking via Louise Latham email or contact Alan Griggs.


Suicide Awareness

Suicide Awareness training is available  from Rural Action Derbyshire as e- learning  in advance  plus virtual course (zoom)  more dates are expected as the first were fully booked.   This is free but does not include Derby City. Courses fill up fast.

Courses run by Harmless are booked on eventbrite.


Eating disorder charity First Steps ED are offering fully funded CPD accredited training to any professional who works with children and young people in Derby and Derbyshire.

For more info or to book.

Historic England learning resources including Technical Tuesday.


Institute of Pastoral Counselling - Six two-day midweek workshops October 2020 – June 2021  Course Fee £1060 Free Taster Days 2nd June, 2nd July & 10th September in Central Nottingham Check our website for updates on the effects of the corona virus on Taster Days. Feel free to request a telephone information session and interview by cWho is the course for? This course has been running since 2011 and is designed for: • Ordained and Lay Ministers • Spiritual Directors and Chaplains • Pioneer ministers and Pastoral Team Leaders • Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Clinical Supervisors How do I qualify? This course is suitable for you if: • You are currently engaged in pastoral and ministerial work in your context • You have supervisory responsibilities within your setting • You have good listening skills • You comply with your professional Code of Ethics How do I apply? To obtain more course information, see the full course brochure or book a place on a Taster Day, go to www.spti.net or www.pastoralcs.org.uk to download the Booking Form. Please email the completed booking form to: collette.colver@spti.net  What will I gain on completion? On completion: • You will be able to receive pastoral supervision and offer it with individuals and within groups • You will have met the training criteria for accreditation by APSE the Association for Pastoral Supervisors and Educators. www.pastoralsupervision.org uk You will receive a Professional Certificate in Pastoral Supervision, awarded by the Institute of Pastoral Counselling and Supervision. www.pastoralcs.org.uk

Who are the course facilitators? Margaret Bazely, Anissa Chung, Chrissie Hosking & Dr.Ruth Layzell. All are members or are accredited by APSE and practising pastoral psychotherapists and supervisors. Where does it take place? The course is delivered at Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute, 2, St James Terrace, Nottingham NG1 6FW. What are the course dates? 7 - 8 Oct 11 - 12 Nov 27 - 28 Jan 10 - 11 Mar 21 - 22 Apr 16 – 17 June Attendance at each workshop is a course requirement.



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 and Find Us

Derby Church House

Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR

01332 388650



Map and parking information