Monday, 13 June 2016


Local Hubs - Initial Community Meeting
Following on from the success of our county-wide conference at St Peter’s Derby on 17th May 2016, we are pleased to offer these exciting morning meetings across Derbyshire for us to explore how we may become even more proactive and effective in our local contexts in developing understanding and provision for mental wellbeing.  Any interested party is welcome to attend the initial meeting in their area.  The aim of the initial meeting and any subsequent meetings is to discuss, gain vision and implement plans around the following themes:

A hub or resource centre
A place to go to...
·         patients, service user, carers
·         befriending
·         counselling
·         volunteering
·         coffee mornings, food bank, art and craft, chair based exercises, luncheon club etc.

A clear signposting and networking service
      Information of available services. Who can I contact?
      Input from the Trust, developing a key link and networking with faith communities
      Mental health professional advice

Initial and ongoing education for faith and community leaders
      Learning to listen, understand and support
      Addressing stigma and common misconceptions
      Person centred working
      Befriending workshops
      Understanding recovery model
      What helps and what harms (internal and external beliefs)
      Identifying boundaries in the provision of care


9.30     Welcome – Andrew Hope
            Mindfulness – Susanna Morris
9.45     A place to go – Susanna Morris
10.00   Networking and signposting – Lyn Dunham/Wendy Slater
10.30   Break
10.45   Holistic perspectives on mental wellbeing and introductory skills – Susanna Morris
            Where do we go from here in our community? – Susanna Morris
12.25   Closing thoughts – Andrew Hope/Local representative
12.30   Depart

Dates of initial hub meetings

All hubs will run from 9.30am – 12.30pm with a mid-morning break.

Derby – 23rd June, St Peters Church, St Peters Street, Derby, DE1 15N
Ilkeston – 28th June, St Johns the Evangelist, Nottingham Road, Ilkeston, DE7 5AJ
Aston on Trent – 30th June, All Saints Heritage Centre, Rectory Gardens, Aston on Trent, Derby, DE72 2AZ
Ashbourne – 4th July, St Oswald’s Parish Church, School Lane, Ashbourne, DE6 1AN
Matlock – 5th July, All Saints Anglican Church, Smedley Street, Matlock Bank, Derbyshire, DE4 3JG
Belper – 6th July, Baptist Church, Bridge Street, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1AZ
Chesterfield – 7th July, Chesterfield Parish Church/Crooked Spire, Church Way, Chesterfield, S4O 1XJ

These morning sessions will include a brief overview of understanding mental wellbeing from practical and holistic perspectives.  Training is delivered by Susanna Morris who is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and Behavioural Therapist.  Her work now centres on providing training to faith groups and charities about mental health.  

As a follow up, there will be a day conference on 9th July at Hope centre in Derby exploring these issues at greater depth, with a particular focus on the Christian faith and church ministry, however, all are welcome.  Booking in advance is essential!  Please see attached poster for details.
An Introduction to Mental Wellbeing     Derby – Saturday 9th July