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Respect Our Local Communities

Respect Our Local Communities

As Derbyshire leaders we are joining together to ask visitors to respect local communities this coming bank holiday weekend and to consider if they could come later in the year instead.

Many local people were left feeling vulnerable and at risk following large numbers visiting the Peak District and other parts of Derbyshire last weekend.

Our message is clear – please respect our communities and please put off your visit until later in the year when Derbyshire will be fully open for business and will be able to welcome you properly. More »

If visitors are coming to Derbyshire to exercise, then they need to be aware that public toilets are still expected to be closed and - like the rest of the country - pubs, restaurants and cafes are also closed.

Visitors need to use some common sense, particularly when in areas where social distancing can be difficult.

In many parts of Derbyshire, particularly rural villages, social distancing is difficult with large numbers of visitors. Matlock Bath was one village reporting large numbers of visitors last weekend, making social distancing extremely difficult.

In some parts of the county car parking is limited. Areas around Ladybower reservoir have very limited parking as the roads closest are mainly clearways which mean no stopping at all, and the local visitors centre and car park run by Severn Trent won't open until early June.

Parking is being enforced, and those parking on a clearway or double yellow lines can expect a parking ticket. These areas need to be kept free so that emergency vehicles can get through when they need to. Visitors are also asked not to park on pavements and not block gates.

Parks are also expected to be busy, including Elvaston Country Park and Markeaton Park in Derby. Visitors are asked to remember social distancing and to take their litter home. » Less

Posted: Fri, 22 May 2020 09:36 by Website Team

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

It's Mental Health Awareness week and this year the theme is kindness. Coronavirus is testing us all and it's normal to feel stressed, upset or even angry at the moment. But looking after your emotional and mental wellbeing is vital during these uncertain times. We're all doing our best, but sometimes it's ok to not be ok. However there's plenty of help and advice out there, from telephone helplines to online courses, easy every day wellbeing ideas to simple meditation and breathing exercises. More »

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new telephone support line for Derbyshire residents experiencing increased distress or anxiety. It's staffed by mental health professionals and you can call 0300 790 0596 between 9am – midnight daily. The NHS has a national mental health support campaign running called Every Mind Matters.

You can find advice and help, including a free plan with tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety, online at www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters

You can find also find lots of support information online at Derbyshire County Council at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/emotionalwellness

Online help for mental health

You may be worried about your health, the health of your loved ones, concerned about money or feeling stressed at home. The good news is that there are lots of things that we can all do to look after our emotional health, even at this time. Most of the ideas don't cost anything and we can start many of them right now.

We've collected together a list of websites, support lines, videos, and apps with some great tips to help you to look after your emotional health.

Find lots of ideas for keeping your mental health in good shape online here.

Derbyshire Helpline

Mental health support is now available to Derbyshire residents of all ages through a new mental health support line thanks to Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Call 0300 790 0596 between the hours of 9am and midnight, seven days a week.

The mental health support line is for Derbyshire people of all ages who are experiencing increased mental health needs during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This includes:

  • People who are currently supported by Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust with their ongoing mental health needs
  • The carers of those currently being supported by Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Other Derbyshire residents who are experiencing increased distress or anxiety at this time.


Kindness is the theme of this year's Mental Health Awareness week and this means to yourself as well as others. You can get lots of inspiration and ideas on how to be kind on our Derbyshire Spirit website here.

We're gathering together stories of the amazing work that Derbyshire residents are doing during these difficult times.

If you've got a story to share then drop us an email at derbyshirespirit@derbyshire.gov.uk

New mental health support website

A new website has launched that aims to bring together lots of local and national support and advice around emotional health and wellbeing. Visit the new Derby and Derbyshire Emotional health and wellbeing website here. » Less

Posted: Thu, 21 May 2020 09:29 by Website Team

Domestic abuse Q&A session with the police

Domestic abuse Q&A session with the police

Police and Partners To Host Question and Answer Session on Domestic Abuse

Tomorrow we will be holding a live question and answer session to answer your queries about Domestic Abuse.

Whether you have been subjected to domestic abuse, are worried about a friend, family member or colleague or simply want to learn more about the subject we are here to help.

From 11am-1pm we will be joined by Chief Inspector Brian Bilby and Investigative Support Manager Andrew Stokes from our Domestic Abuse team, as well as Chelsea and Jennifer Calverley from local domestic abuse charity the Elm Foundation to help you find support. More »

Questions can be asked anonymously and answers can be given privately, if you would prefer.

The session will be run on Slido - the link to the forum is: https://app.sli.do/?search=&utm_medium=hp

At 11am, we will open the chat facility.

Enter the event code #YouAreNotAlone and join our private, secure forum to ask us your questions about Domestic Abuse.

If you are concerned that your internet activity may be tracked then you can find out how to browse more safely here: » Less

Posted: Tue, 19 May 2020 17:57 by Website Team