Getting support for your mental health
It is important to let you know that there is mental health support for you at this time.
There are a number of mental health services based in Derby and Derbyshire that are there to offer you support at this time:
- Life Links
- 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.
- Out-of-hours mental health support is now available to Derbyshire residents of all ages through a new mental health support line. Call 0300 790 0596 between the hours of 9am and midnight, seven days a week.
- Relate Derby has been commissioned by NHS England to provide counselling services free to residents of Derby and Derbyshire and these can be accessed immediately. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, services are being delivered remotely via webcam and telephone. The services available are:
- IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) counselling for couples and young people (16-18 years).
- Support for children and young people’s (age 5-18) emotional health and wellbeing.
- Counselling for people affected by Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).
- The free Relate telephone helpline (0808 178 9363) has also been extended and is now running on Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am -1pm. Thanks to Foundation Derbyshire for their financial support. The helpline gives people the opportunity to speak directly to an experienced Relate trained counsellor without having to make an appointment. Contact 01332 349177 or 07741 193484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also access national helplines and online support chat services at this time: