Getting help in a crisis see http://derbyshirehealthcareft.nhs.uk/getting-help/mental-health-crisis/
Mental health helpline
Focusline is a helpline for people experiencing mental health difficulties. It is open 5pm to 1am daily. Tel 08000 27 21 27 or text 07537 404695. It is run through Rethink. It closes 30 November.
East Midlands Suicide Awareness Project:
Offers half day awareness training http://www.ruralactionderbyshire.org.uk/ or search Eventbrite for ‘Suicide awareness seminar’. This project is located at Rural Action Derbyshire (formerly Derbyshire Rural Community Council).
National Dementia Helpline: 0845 300 0336. On line support: Talking point www.alzheimers.org.uk/talkingpoint
Alzheimers Society offer a course 'Dementia friends' which is recommended. contact 01332 208845 web: www.alzheimers.org.uk
- A group of Diocesan clergy and laity, service users and carers have developed Christian quiet days aimed at improving wellbeing. It came from a discussion about our own health and wellbeing. Our next quiet day 'Just be' is aimed at laity (lay people not those ordained as clergy) and is to be on Saturday 2 December. You are welcome to come especially if you are new to Quiet Days, if you are christian, or if not, to simply make space from the busy pace of life. Details click here.
- If you cannot take a day why not take a moment to slow down, be still, notice how you are feeling, listen to your breathing, take a moment to shut off the 'to do' list, sense with your spirit, find a prayer-like space without words, remain for a few moments, then sense the presence of God. You may choose to pray with us today click here
We pray today for those who are living with a diagnosis of mental illness
we pray that they may feel well today
and that they may find work or benefit from having work.
We ask that stigma and prejudice is overcome
so that mental illness is seen like physical illness.
And we pray that those in crisis will find the support and help they need
and in straightened times that charities and support organisations will persist and be sustained.