Building your wellbeing and helping you cope

If you or someone you know is struggling with this very challenging situation we are all in, please click on the website link for ways to feel a bit calmer and ideas to help you cope.
This website, co-funded by NHS England, has been designed by a group of people who want to help anyone who is struggling with the very challenging situation we are all in, to feel a bit calmer and find new ways to help them cope.

We hope that 1000s of people will look at this website and together we can use the resources it offers, so that even though we are not physically with each other, we can feel connected ‘virtually’. Even if at the moment you’re facing things on your own, or feel like you’re alone, we hope you can still feel supported and connected to others in some way.

Things may be especially hard for you if you are a young carer, or a carer.

If you are self-isolating right now, we still want to help you find ways to feel more connected.

Buidling your wellbeing

New Mental Health Support Line

Mental health support is now available to Derbyshire residents of all ages through a new mental health support line.

Call 0800 028 0077 between the hours of 9am and midnight, seven days a week. This is a freephone number and calls from landlines or mobiles should be free. Click on the link for more information.

Help in a crisis

If you feel unsafe or that you cannot cope, you need to seek help and assistance immediately.

Find out how you can receive help from our Trust and a range of local support services and national organisations.

Mental Health Crisis

Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus

The coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak is going to have an impact on everyone’s daily lives, as the government and the NHS take necessary steps to manage the outbreak, reduce transmission and treat those who need medical attention.

It may be difficult, but by following guidance on social distancing, or staying at home, you are helping to protect yourself, your family, the NHS and your community.

During this time, you may be bored, frustrated or lonely. You may also feel low, worried, anxious, or be concerned about your health or that of those close to you. Everyone reacts differently to events and changes in the way that we think, feel and behave vary between different people and over time. It’s important that you take care of your mind as well as your body and to get further support if you need it.

This guide provides advice on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Guide


The apps are assessed against a range of NHS standards

NHS apps for mental health and wellbeing

Trent PTS Psychological Therapies


For those in need of emotional and psychological support at this difficult and challenging time, Trent PTS is continuing to provide a service for all patients registered with a Derby GP (This service is NHS funded). If you would like psychological support and are aged 16 years or over you can self-refer. Please go to our website to complete a referral and we will be in contact to arrange your first appointment.

As we continue to accept new referrals, we are now offering our services by phone, webcam, using online text-based therapies or through online support packages so as to maintain social distancing.

You can also call the telephone number below, to talk to a member of our team about the services we offer.  or 01332 411 260

VitaMinds - Derby and Derbyshire

If you are suffering from anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, low mood or excessive worry, VitaMinds can provide you with advice, guidance and support. We take the time to understand and listen to what you need to get back on track.  We provide a range of evidence-based talking therapies as well as guidance and advice on community services that can support you in your local area.

To refer yourself or someone on their behalf click here

NHS Derby and Derbyshire: 0333 0153 496

Relate is the UK's largest provider of relationship support.

Relate Derby and Southern Derbyshire’s dedicated team have been supporting local people for over 70 years.  Our specially trained counsellors are experienced in working with adults, children and young people.  We work closely with Relate Chesterfield, delivering services across Derbyshire and East Staffordshire.

NHS Talking Therapies

Insight Healthcare is a not-for-profit organisation providing free NHS talking therapy services across the UK.

Are you feeling low, anxious, or stressed? We can help. We provide free NHS talking therapy services across the country, delivered by therapists with a broad range of specialist skills, allowing us to provide the best support for your particular needs.

Services near you

Derwent Rural Counselling Service

We’re a charity committed to providing professional, confidential and empathetic therapy to anyone who asks


Relationship counselling helps you to make the most of your relationships, past, present or future. Relate can help you even if you are not currently in a relationship.

We can help when people face the major crises in their relationships like divorce or separation; affairs or major conflict, but we are also here for the worries that might seem trivial or minor. We can help you to find the support that is best for you and at a time to fit in with your life.

Family /personal bereavement counselling in cases of personal loss

Cruse via 0808 808 1677, or email
Treetops via 0115 949 6944 or

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