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Macmillan Safe & Sound Project

Thursday, 28 April 2016 08:23 Written by

No one should face cancer alone. When you’re affected by cancer, having the right kind of support, at the right time, is essential. The Macmillan Safe & Sound project is a recovery project, committed to providing practical help and befriending to people living with cancer or a cancer associated condition.

People diagnosed with cancer or a cancer related condition can be referred to the project by:
• self- referral
• family and friends
• Doctors and health professionals

They can help people affected by cancer from the following GP practices in Bolsover:
• Welbeck Road Health Centre
• The Friendly Family Surgery
• Castle Street Medical Centre

The Safe & Sound Project is also looking for volunteers. As well as supporting people affected by cancer with practical tasks and befriending they also need people to help set up and run support groups.
If you're interested in volunteering please find out more by visiting the Chesterfield & District Volunteer Centre website or giving them a call on 01246 276777 

Click here to download the flyer for the Macmillan Safe & Sound project.

Shadow Home Secretary visits Rhubarb Farm

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 15:46 Written by

Standing L-R:  Kath Sharpe, Langwith Society and Rhubarb Farm Director, Hardyal Dhindsa, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire, Andy Burnham, Jennie Street, MD, Ebbie Olukoya, Rhubarb Farm bookkeeper, Alan Charles, Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Cllr Sandra Peake, Alan Charles, Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner.  Front row:  Luke Kelly, Site Supervisor and ex-offender mentor and volunteer Conor.


On Thursday 7th April Andy Burnham, at the invitation of the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner, visited Rhubarb Farm to learn about their work with ex-offenders and drug and alcohol misusers. He met volunteers and staff and supporters of the Farm, and learnt about their stories and how the Farm has helped them.

The Police and Crime Commissioner has funded Rhubarb Farm with three different grants to support their work, and they were very pleased to have the opportunity to demonstrate what they have achieved in helping people back into society, and into employment.

As a small social enterprise, Rhubarb Farm may not have large numbers, but they make a big impact on the lives of the people they help both in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
 
To find out more about Rhubarb Farm visit their website.

Blythe House Hospice launch new services

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 14:20 Written by

Carers Support Group

Blythe House Hospice is to launch a new Carer’s Evening Support Group. 

From 12th April 2016, the support group will meet in the lounge of Blythe House Hospice, and will then take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 5-7pm.

The group aims to provide a safe, relaxed environment whereby people can share problems, concerns or experiences with others who are in a similar situation.

Carers don’t need to book and they don’t need to attend all of the sessions, they can just turn up to the sessions that would be most useful to them.

Click here to view the Carers Group Poster.

Click here to view the Carers Group Programme.

 

Bereavement Support

Blythe House Hospice is to launch two new bereavement groups, starting in April.

Drop-In Bereavement Support Group - This group is open to all and will take place at Blythe House Hospice on the 1st Tuesday of every month, 5.30pm-7pm. There is no need to book.

Therapeutic Bereavement Support Group - This group will take place at Blythe House Hospice on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 5.30pm-7.00pm.   This group will be facilitated by a qualified and experienced counsellor, providing a more structured approach to exploring the grief process. Attendance at this group is by appointment only.

Click here to view the Bereavement Group Poster.

 

If you would like any further information, please contact Louise Furmston at Blythe House Hospice:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01298 875080. 

Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team (DAST) is pleased to present their new Bereavement Support Service. Funded by the Big Lottery the service will aim to provide support, information, friendship, advice and guidance to all who have been affected by the loss of a loved one through an asbestos related disease.  DAST cover the whole of the East Midlands and will be looking to source local meeting venues across the counties of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Burton-upon-Trent.
 
The service includes:     

- Home Visits
- Accompanying to the Coroner’s Inquest
- Welfare Benefit Advice and assistance
- Emotional support
- Group meetings and forums
- Telephone befriending service
- Signposting/referring onto to local specialist services

Click here to open the launch flyer.
Click here to open the booking form.

New Walking for Health Group at dora

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 16:21 Written by

A new group is being set up under the auspices of DORA.  The new group is Walking for Health and is open to anyone with mental health issues over the age of 18 in the Chesterfield, NE Derbyshire and Bolsover districts.

A steering group has been formed which is meeting regularly to undertake the adminstration needed to start up such a group such as roles, funding, a constitution, public liability insurance, publicity and a code of conduct.

An inaugural walk is being scheduled for early April when the weather is, hopefully, better.  The provisional date is Tuesday, 5th April, 1.30pm starting out from the DORA office.  The plan is for a short walk along the Chesterfield Canal from town to Tapton Lock where there will be a stop for tea (or coffee) and cake, funded by the group, somewhere in the vicinity.  The return leg back to town has yet to be finalised.  Back in town we will call at a café for celebratory refreshments.

Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Mark at DORA on 01246 540750 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Derbyshire OCD Group

Friday, 15 January 2016 09:02 Written by

The Hartington Unit in Chesterfield is hosting a new OCD group on Mondays from 4pm-5pm.

They've produced a newsletter and you can view it HERE

For any further information, please contact:
 
Rob Passey
Rethink Mental Illness
39 Holywell Street
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7SH
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01246 232465

View From The Peak newsletter

Thursday, 17 December 2015 15:29 Written by

   

Newsletter of the Small Groups Project – High Peak Community and Voluntary Support (CVS).

The latest edition of the View From the Peak newsletter includes news and pictures from some of the fabulous small groups across the High Peak, this issue includes some new groups and also services available locally that maybe very useful.
 
Click here to view the newsletter.

Rethink Mental Illness Derbyshire Sustainable Living

Wednesday, 16 December 2015 14:26 Written by

Rethink Mental Illness Derbyshire Sustainable Living is a floating service that delivers tenancy related support to people for up to a nine month period depending on need. There are currently vacancies with no waiting lists and referrals can be processed quickly.

For more information click HERE
For the referral form click HERE

A devoted father who helped rebuild his son's life following a devastating brain injury has won a national award for his dedication to helping other families affected across Derbyshire.

Peter Shaw, was awarded The Stephen McAleese Outstanding Contribution to Headway Award at an annual awards ceremony at The Dorchester Hotel, in London, on Friday 11 December.

The award is in recognition of Peter devoting 14 years of voluntary service to local brain injury charity, Headway North Derbyshire. Peter first became involved with the charity when his son Neal, 50 and from Chesterfield, sustained a severe brain injury in a road traffic accident in 1999.

Since Neal's injury, Peter has supported the group in reaching out to local brain injury survivors and their families. In 2002, Peter became chair of Headway North Derbyshire, managing the group, supporting members and campaigning with local decision makers for better services.

Peter's national award is made even more special as the honour is named after Neal's good friend, Stephen McAleese, who sadly passed away as a result of a brain injury.

Peter was presented with his award by double Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell, who is Vice President of the charity. The awards ceremony, organised by Headway – the brain injury association, celebrates the inspirational achievements of survivors of brain injury and their carers in the face of adversity, as well as the outstanding contributions individuals have made to the charity.

"I cannot think of a more deserving individual than Peter for this prestigious honour," said Peter McCabe, Chief Executive of Headway UK.

"What makes Peter particularly incredible is his humility. For more than 14 years he has used his insight and sensitivity to help understand and campaign for better brain injury services. He has truly made an outstanding contribution to Headway."

The Headway Annual Awards celebrate the exceptional efforts of survivors of brain injury and those caring for them.

To find out more about Headway North Derbyshire visit their website http://headwaynorthderbyshire.org.uk/

Super Kitchen is coming to Derbyshire

Wednesday, 09 December 2015 11:10 Written by

Super Kitchen is coming to Derbyshire to share their social eating vision through the Feeding Derbyshire Strategy. View a press release HERE

Super Kitchen, a project of Eudaimonia, is a membership-based network that supports groups to set up and run their very own social eating space with the aim of creating and sustaining a social eating movement through partnership working. A Super Kitchen is a kitchen that runs primarily on some of the hundreds of thousands tons of 'perfectly good to eat' surplus food that the food industry creates each year. 

To find out more call Super Kitchen on 01909 485335 or take a look at their website which contains a download-able brochure for you to work through: www.superkitchen.org

Live Life Better Derbyshire website

Thursday, 03 December 2015 11:51 Written by

 

New website offers lifeline to Derbyshire patients in search of healthier lifestyles

New online help is launched this week for people in Derbyshire who are struggling to beat smoking, lose weight, eat more healthily or get more active.

The Live Life Better Derbyshire (LLBD) website www.livelifebetterderbyshire.org.uk  has been revamped with more resources and support available at the click of a mouse for people looking for expert help to improve their lifestyles and reduce their risk of chronic health problems.

Read more below.

Everybody Hurts - Bolsover Meetings

Friday, 23 October 2015 08:55 Written by

 

Everybody Hurts is a support group for anyone affected by Child to Parent Abuse.  They are starting to hold meetings in Bolsover, the first one is on Monday 9th November. It's a drop-in session hosted at Bolsover Library from 12.30pm – 2.30pm. Anyone can attend who is interested in or affected by child to parent abuse.

They have a wellbeing event running by Anita from Essentially Holistic, and she will be doing relaxing hand and arm massage, and also aromatherapy bottles for anyone who comes along.

The group is free of charge, and they can help out with travel costs (e.g. bus fares) or can give people a lift to and from the group if that would be helpful.

Click here to open the flyer

Click here to open the leaflet

 

Silver Line Helpline

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 08:12 Written by

The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Need help? Call ANYTIME on: 0800 4 70 80 90

http://www.thesilverline.org.uk/

Pathway to Achieve

Friday, 18 September 2015 08:30 Written by

 

A pathway to new opportunities for mental health clients in Amber Valley

People recovering from mental ill health can now find help from a new service provided by Amber Trust which supports them to access training and education, volunteer for local groups/organisations and improve their chances of returning to work. 
 
Pathway to Achieve has been set up to help people facing a broad range of challenges to improve their confidence and self-esteem, build on their skills and interests and maximise their potential.
 
The project will explore the ambitions and skills of each client to build on their existing talents and achieve new ones.  Clients of the scheme will receive support to find and take part in volunteering opportunities, access training and education, as well as being given help and information designed to help them back into employment. 

Click here to read the full press release.
Click here to open the referral form.

To find out more contact Amber Trust on 01773 742051 or email Paul Farnsworth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A support group for any parent who has lost a son/daughter, at whatever age, however long ago.  A chance to come along and talk informally, to share with others who have been through this loss.

Drop-in 2-4pm first Tuesday of the month  The Education Centre, Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Calow S44 5BL

For more information contact    Jan on 079 86 595 315 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The group is run by The Compassionate Friends (TCF)

‘Support and friendship for bereaved parents and their families by those similarly bereaved’

www.tcf..org.uk    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

National helpline 0345 1 23 23 04      

STAND TO – Ready when you are

Friday, 17 July 2015 14:55 Written by

Local alcohol support dedicated to Derbyshire Veterans and their Families

STAND TO acknowledge, understand and appreciate the sacrifices that ex forces personnel and their families have made.

STAND TO also understand that for some of you, alcohol can be an issue.

STAND TO offer inventive and evidence based, individual, long term support to those who need it across Derbyshire (except Derby City).

At STAND TO our dedicated, empathic, experienced and highly trained staff, (who themselves are ex forces), have a particular understanding of the issues ex forces personnel and their families may face.

Click here to visit the Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service website and read more.

An eighteen month pilot scheme that provides online support to people in Derbyshire suffering from common mental health problems, such as work related stress, anxiety and relationship difficulties, has been launched by NHS Hardwick CCG and the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN). 
 
Online support will be provided through Big White Wall, which has already helped more than 30,000 people, including thousands from the UK armed forces community, and is also supported by the Ministry of Defence, the Department of Health and Help for Heroes.
 
Big White Wall offers free, safe anonymous online support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the comfort of your own home. There is a choice of safe therapeutic services, including self-help courses, also accessible online.
 
Big White Wall is available to all Derbyshire residents aged over 16. People should visit www.bigwhitewall.com and enter their Derbyshire postcode to access the service. 95% of members report feeling better as a result of using Big White Wall, and 73% share something for the first time.
   
The service is funded by the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network. This is the first time that an online mental health service has been trialled in the East Midlands and the scheme will be evaluated by NIHR MindTech HTC.

To find out more about the Big White Wall you can watch the video via the link below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKkCtpvOWCk

Derbyshire Young Carers website

Thursday, 13 November 2014 09:30 Written by

 

Derbyshire Young Carers website has now been launched.  To find more information about their service, how to refer and what support they provide please follow the link; http://services.actionforchildren.org.uk/derbyshire-young-carers/

New Website to recruit more Derbyshire Befrienders

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 12:20 Written by

 

A new website aimed at recruiting befriending volunteers across Derbyshire launched on 1 November by the Derbyshire Trusted Befriending Network during National Befriending Week.

Click here to open the new website

The Befriending Network was set up a couple of years ago and brings together a number of organisations which provide befriending services to adults in Derbyshire. The aim of the network is to make sure that isolated and vulnerable adults across the county have regular friendly contact with a person, can meet new people and feel more a part of their community, and it ensures that befriending services are safe and well-run.

More than 750 Derbyshire volunteers already give an estimated 1,570 hours each week offering support and friendship to isolated or lonely people of all ages, in their local communities. 

The new website gives details of people who are looking for a befriender and organisations which are looking for volunteers, and people can also find out about the benefits of becoming a volunteer and read about befrienders' experiences.

Women's Self Injury Helpline

Thursday, 02 October 2014 14:51 Written by

 

A UK wide helpline (0808 800 8088) for women and girls affected by self injury is now up and running (click here to open the flyer).
 
Initially the helpline will operate on Wednesdays from 7-9pm and Thursdays from 3-5pm but it’s hoped these hours will be extended as the service grows.
 
All calls are confidential and answered by specially trained female volunteers.
 
Calls are free from landlines and most mobiles and won’t show up on bills.

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