November December 2020


Carers rights day 26 Nov


Derbyshire County Council Mental Health training opportunities Dec 2020 


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



Free training for professionals working with children and young people and families in Derbyshire from Joined Up Derbyshire, NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG.


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. 

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

Mental Health AwarenessTraining from Harmless, funded by Derbyshire County Council.
For staff and volunteers in community sector organisations working with Derbyshire County residents.
Dec 3rd.
Book and ongoing availability on Eventbrite. More info tel 0115 0088 281 or e: 



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. 


Women and Gambling Related Harm places available at time of posting on 2/7/17 Dec 2020. Free course, 2 hours over Zoom from GamCare East Midlands aimed at those working in Public or Third Sector in East Midlands. Booking on Eventbrite.

 There are around 500,000 problem gamblers in the UK, up to 20% of whom are women. For every person who has a problem with gambling, up to 10 other people can be affected, and women are disproportionately at risk of experiencing gambling-related harm.

Gambling-related harm can include debt, relationship difficulties, housing issues, gender-based violence, depression and anxiety, feelings of isolation, and suicidality.

The training session will cover more about gambling-related harm, risk factors, impacts, and how to identify and support people affected. Learn about their treatment network and how to refer clients to treatment services. This training is essential for any professionals or volunteers who work with women and families.

GamCare’s National Gambling HelpLine takes over 30,000 calls a year from men and women affected by gambling-related harm and last year over 7,000 people accessed free treatment through our treatment network across England, Scotland and Wales.

Content warning: We want everyone who joins our training to feel safe and empowered to take care of their own wellbeing. We therefore feel it is important to state that this session covers gambling-related harm in some depth, and will include references to emotive subjects including addiction, abuse, self-harm and suicide.


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.



Rural Ministry Course

After the disappointment of COVID-19 cancellations, the Rural Ministry Course is back!

The Rural Ministry Course is designed for lay and ordained church leaders across the denominationsentering a rural appointment for the first time, and those already in rural ministry who feel the need for a ‘refresher’

Tuesday 11 – Thursday 13 May 2021 

Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 June 2021

The course takes place at King’s Park Conference Centre in Northampton and costs £300 per delegate which includes a one-year subscription to Country Way magazine. 

Book by going to and following the links to our online booking form, or by contacting Deb Soesan, our office administrator, by email ( or phone (020 7685 3066).


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