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It’s ok not to be ok. And it’s ok to ask for support to look after your emotional and mental wellbeing.

Across Joined Up Care Derbyshire there are a range of tailored support offers for staff, in any role.

All support is free, and easy to access – designed to be there for you, when you need it.

Check your staff intranet page or speak to your manager for details of your organisation’s bespoke offers.

General support available for all

For support with your mental health and wellbeing call the Derbyshire Mental Health Support line on 0800 028 0077 (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week).

Sometimes it can be hard to know where support is available. This really helpful map is aimed at highlighting peer lead and mental health support services throughout Derbyshire. When saved this will automatically be updated.

Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service Phone 01773 734 989, Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 5pm.


Mental health at work

Remply provides a confidential service for mental health support at work. It is available at no charge to any employees with depression, anxiety, stress or other mental health issues affecting their work.

You can also refer yourself to local Talking Therapy services (also known as Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services) where you can be helped to manage depression, low mood, stress or panic.

You can access national helplines and online support chat services (costs may apply):

  • Anxiety UK run a live chat and helpline 
  • OCD Action run Skype and phone support groups 
  • MIND has a helpline and a text chat number
  • You can contact the Samaritans at any time, on any day


Support for men

Mentell Online is a free to access (self-referral) service for any male (18+) experiencing any kind of mental or emotional discomfort. ​


Support for parents and carers

Free online counselling to support mental health and wellbeing, without the need for a referral, is available in Derby and Derbyshire from Kooth and Qwell services.

Kooth is for children and young people aged 11 to 18 years, and up to 25 years for children in care.

Qwell service is for parents and carers whose children are aged under 18 years.

The services provide access to text-based counselling support from 12 noon until 10pm on weekdays and 6pm until 10pm on weekends, and 24/7 access to online forums where concerns and relevant articles can be shared and discussed.

There are also a number of national helplines or support services you, or your child, can contact at this time for support:

Childline is the UK’s free helpline for children and young people. It provides a confidential counselling service for any child with a problem. 

BEAT offers information, help and support for anyone affected by eating disorders. They have a number of helplines on their website.

Papyrus provide confidential support and advice to young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person at risk of suicide.

National guidance for unpaid carers

New guidance has been produced by NHS England for unpaid working carers in the NHS at the time of Covid-19 and beyond. The guidance is shown on our Joined Up Careers Derbyshire webpage.

Last Updated: Tuesday 11th October 2022 - 8:14:am

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