Mental Health

If you are in Crisis, please call Samaritans on 116123, or text SHOUT to 85258.  In a life-threatening mental health-emergency dial 999.

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have launched a mental health helpline open 9am - midnight, 7 days a week, for anyone in need of mental health support: 0800 028 0077.  You can find out more on their website



 The following websites provide useful information and support for mental health problems: 

Every Mind Matters

 A wealth of advice and support from the NHS on low mood, anxiety, stress and sleep problems.

Minded for Families

Advice for families on when to worry/ when to seek help/and what services are available 


An annonymous community where members support each other, with 24/7 support from mental health workers.

Child Bereavement UK 

Help and support for families who have a child that has died or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.


Young Minds 

Everything you need to know about mental health issues including information on conditions and treatment options


24hr support for any problems you are having, big or small

Derbyshire Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Resources to support young people in Derbyshire and their parents and carers.  The have also produced a helpful leaflet on Derbyshire-based mental health support services for young people.


Text-based support for young people aged 11 - 25, between 12-10pm on weekdays and 6-10pm at weekends.

Derbyshire Recovery Partnership

Support for those worried about drug use or alcohol consumption. 01246 206514


Did you know that if your mental health is suffering you can now self-refer for counselling without having to see the GP. Waiting times can vary, so it is worth investigating the options available before selecting which provider to choose:

Talking Mental Health Derbyshire0300 123
Vita Minds Derbyshireself refer
Insight Healthcare0300 555
Trent PTS01332 265



The Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust provide a useful library of self-help booklets on a range of mental health issues.  The guides can be downloaded from the link NTW Self-help. You can also download a free app via the same site or from your app store which gives you ready access on a smartphone or tablet. The guides are meant as an introduction to self-help techniques and are not intended to replace the advice or support of a health professional.  Topics covered include:



Alcohol and you


Controlling anger

Depression and low mood

Depression and low mood: A guide for partners

Domestic violence

Eating disorders

Food for thought

Health anxiety

Hearing voices and disturbing beliefs

Obsessions and compulsions


Post Traumatic Stress

Post Natal Depression

Self harm

Social anxiety

Sleeping problems







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