World Mental Health Day - Organisations Offering Support

Today is World Mental Health Day 2021, and this year’s theme is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World.’

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on almost everyone’s mental health, which means that it has never been more important to talk about it.

Our mental health is our most precious resource, but during difficult periods in our life, it can be really challenging to look after our minds in the same way that we look after our bodies.

Many people can feel very reluctant to discuss problems they are having with their mental health, may worry that they will not be taken seriously or may be unsure of where to turn.

To help ensure that we can access the support and assistance we may need, I have created a list of organisations offering free or low-cost mental health support to residents in Derby, which you can view below.

The list is not exhaustive, but I hope it will be helpful for those people who don’t know where to turn to find support, either for themselves or for a loved one.

No one should feel as though they are alone.

Most phone numbers are free to UK mobile and/or landlines but callers should check individual websites for costs.

 

 

World Mental Health Day – Organisations List

Abortion, Recovery, Care and Helpline (ARCH)

Website – https://www.archtrust.org.uk/

Telephone – 0845 603 8501 – Charges may apply

 

Anxiety UK –

Website - https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

Helpline: 03444 775 774

Text Support: 07537 416 905

 

Beat Eating Disorders

Website - https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

Helpline – 0808 801 0677

Studentline – 0808 801 0811

Youthline – 0808 801 0711

 

Borderline Arts

Website – https://www.borderlinearts.org/

Telephone – 07754 806 814

 

Bridge The Gap

Website – https://www.jwbridgethegap.com/

Telephone – 01332 869 417

 

Derby 24/7 Mental Health Support Line

Helpline – 0800 028 0077

 

Derby City Life Links

Website - https://derbycitylifelinks.org.uk/

Helpline – 0800 032 2202

 

Derby Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service

Website – https://www.derbyshirehealthcareft.nhs.uk/services/drugs-and-alcohol-support/derby-drug-and-alcohol-recovery-service

Telephone – 0300 790 0265

 

Derbyshire Mind – For Better Mental Health

Website – http://www.derbyshiremind.org.uk/

Telephone – 01332 623 732

 

GamCare - For anyone affected by Gambling

Website – www.gamcare.org.uk

Helpline – 0808 8020 133

 

Head High

Website - https://headhigh.org.uk/ 

 

Insight Healthcare

Website - https://www.insightiapt.org/

Telephone – 0300 555 5582

 

MacMillan Cancer Support

Website - https://www.macmillan.org.uk/

Telephone – 0808 808 00 00

 

MIND

Website - https://www.mind.org.uk/

Infoline – 0300 123 3393

Legal line – 0300 466 6463

 

NoPanic – Don’t suffer alone; Pick up the phone

Website –

Helpline – 0300 772 9844

Youth Line – 0330 606 1174

 

OCD Action

Website - https://ocdaction.org.uk/

Helpline – 0300 636 5478

 

OCD UK

Website – https://www.ocduk.org/

Telephone – 01332 588 112

 

Relate – Derby and Southern Derbyshire

Website - https://www.relatederby.org.uk/

Telephone – 01332 349 177

Helpline – 0808 178 9363

 

Rethink Mental Illness

Website – https://www.rethink.org/

Telephone – 0121 522 7007

 

Samaritans of Derby and District

Website – https://www.samaritans.org/branches/derby/

Helpline – 116 123

Helpline (Local Charges Apply) – 0330 094 5717

 

SANELINE

Website – http://www.sane.org.uk/

Telephone – 07984 967 708 (Call, leave a message including your name and number and someone will return your call)

 

Shout (Crisis Text Line)

Text support – Text ‘Shout’ to 85258

 

Stonewall LGBTQ+ Support

Website - https://www.stonewall.org.uk/

Telephone – 0800 050 2020

 

The Silver Line – Helpline for Older People

Website – https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/

Telephone – 0800 470 80 90

 

Trent Psychological Therapies Services

Website – https://www.trentpts.co.uk/

Telephone – 01332 265 659

 

Vita Health Group

Website - https://www.vitahealthgroup.co.uk/nhs-services/nhs-mental-health/derby-and-derbyshire/

Telephone – 0333 0153 496

 

Women’s Work (Derbyshire) Ltd

Website – https://www.womens-work.org.uk/

Telephone – 01332 242 525

 

 

Bereavement Support

Bereavement Services (Royal Derby Hospital)

Website - https://www.uhdb.nhs.uk/bereavement-services-royal-derby-hospital/

Telephone: 01332 785 557 / 01332 788 328 / 01332 787 097

Text – 07387 248 761

 

Child Bereavement UK

Website - https://www.childbereavementuk.org/

Helpline – 0800 02 888 40

 

Cruse Bereavement Support

Website - https://www.cruse.org.uk/

Helpline – 0808 808 1677

 

Grief Encounter

Website - https://www.griefencounter.org.uk/

Helpline – 0808 802 0111

 

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

Website - https://uksobs.org/

Helpline – 0300 111 5065

 

The Laura Centre

Website - https://thelauracentre.org.uk/

Telephone – 01162 544 341

 

Widowed and Young

Website - https://www.widowedandyoung.org.uk/

Telephone – 01332 869 222

 

 

Children and Young People

Children’s Mental Health Services (CAMHS) – Derby and Southern Derbyshire

Website – https://www.derbyshirehealthcareft.nhs.uk/services/childrens-mental-health-services-camhs-derby-and-southern-derbyshire

Telephone – 0300 123 9164

Help Support Line – 0800 028 0077

 

ChildLine

Website – www.childline.org.uk

Helpline – 0800 1111

 

First Steps ED – Mental Health and Eating Disorders

Website - https://firststepsed.co.uk/

Telephone – 01332 367 571

 

Papyrus

Website – www.papyrus-uk.org

Helpline – 0800 0684 141

Text service – 07860 039 967

 

Safe & Sound

Website - https://www.safeandsoundgroup.org.uk/

 

The Mix

Website – https://www.themix.org.uk/

Helpline – 0808 808 4994

 

Winston’s Wish

Website – https://www.winstonswish.org/

Helpline – 08088 020 021

 

Young Minds

Website – www.youngminds.org.uk

Text support – Text YM to 85258

 

Young Minds (Parents Helpline)

Helpline – 0808 802 5544

 

 

For members of BAME Communities

Bamestream

Website - http://www.bamestream.org.uk/

 

Chinese Mental Health Association

Website – https://www.cnhlc.org.uk/

Helpline – 020 7613 1008

 

Chinese National Healthy Living Centre

Website – https://www.cnhlc.org.uk/

Helpline – 020 3802 0350

 

Muslim Youth Helpline

Website – https://myh.org.uk/

Helpline – 0808 808 2008

 

The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN)

Website - https://www.baatn.org.uk/

 

Sharan

Website - https://sharan.org.uk/

Information Line – 0844 504 3231

 

 

For members of the LGBTQ+ Community

Switchboard

Website - https://switchboard.lgbt/

Helpline – 0300 330 0639

 

For University Students

Nightline

Website - https://nightline.ac.uk/

 

 

Supporting Victims and Survivors of Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Violence

Derby City Domestic Violence Service

Helpline – 0800 085 3481

 

Derby Women’s Centre – Improving the quality of life for women in Derby and Derbyshire

Website – https://www.derby-womenscentre.org.uk/

Telephone – 01332 341 633

 

Refuge

Website - https://www.refuge.org.uk/

Helpline – 0808 2000 247

 

Sexual Abuse and Incest Line

Website - https://www.sailderbyshire.org.uk/

Appointments Number – 01246 559 889

Helpline – 0800 028 2678

 

SV2 – Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence

Website - https://www.sv2.org.uk/

Advice line – 01773 746 115