Mental Health

Insight Healthcare: Insight IAPT Service (Improving access to psychological therapies)

Insight Healthcare provide access to NHS recognised talking therapies across Derby City and Derbyshire for people aged 18 and above. This includes the treatment of anxiety, depression, phobias, stress related mental health issues, carer burn out, struggles to adapt to a long-term health condition, trauma and bereavement. We use various cognitive behavioural approaches as well as counselling and guided self-help.

They provide this service to people with long term health conditions (including long Covid) and who are off sick or at risk of going off sick due to mental health issues such as anxiety, low mood or stress.

They provide treatment for fatigue and adjustment following a COVID-19 infection or the loss of a loved one.

The service is Free to access to all those living in Derby City and Derbyshire. Online webinars, workshops as well as one to one therapy, agreed following a telephone assessment can also be accessed.

Telephone: 0300 555 5580


Talking Mental Health Derbyshire

Feeling down or finding it an effort to cope with day-to-day life? Having trouble getting over things from your past? Struggling with unwanted thoughts or fears?

Talking Mental Health Derbyshire are here to help.

They are a Derbyshire NHS IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) provider. They provide Free talking therapies to anyone over the age of 16 who is registered with a GP in Derbyshire.

Talking therapies are a way to explore your concerns with a trained professional. They will help you to sort through your thoughts and get some relief from tension, in a safe place to explore how you feel. Then they will help you to gain a new understanding of your problems and plan what you want to do to overcome them. There is a large body of evidence to support the effectiveness of talking therapies for a range of mental health issues.

Telephone: 0300 123 0542


Self Referral Form: Contact us / refer yourself page

Build Sound Minds Derby and Derbyshire

Build Sound Minds Derby and Derbyshire is a service aimed at improving young people’s emotional wellbeing. We offer advice on how to support your child and look after yourself.

  • Specialist support for children and young people aged 0-17, experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties.
  • Provided by Action for Children and Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health via one to one support for children and young people, group work for young people and parents, telephone support and a digital offer.
  • Referrals only for children and young people, registered with a Derbyshire and Derby City GP Surgery.
  • Support for parents and carers also available:



A recovery-focused charity which provides evidence-based information, advice and support to those affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Telephone: 03332 127 890



Kooth provides free online counselling, support and advice to children and young people aged 11 to 19 across Derby City and County. Their qualified therapists are online 365 days a year. Monday to Friday, from midday until 22:00 and weekends 18:00 until 22:00. Children and young people can access support for any issues they may be experiencing.


Mental Health Foundation

Dedicated to finding and addressing the sources of mental health problems.


Trent Psychological Therapies Service: Improving Access to Psychological Services (IAPT)

Feeling anxious, low, depressed because of the current situation or after suffering a life event?

Trent PTS offers a free psychological therapies service via telephone, online or face to face. Some of the problems we can help with:

  • Stress
  • Low self-esteem
  • Sleep problems
  • Panic attacks
  • Eating problems
  • Low mood
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Bereavement
  • Post traumatic disorder.

The therapies they provide have been shown by research to be the most effective forms of psychological therapy for the problems we work with.

Their therapists can also help you manage the psychological impact of long term physical health conditions. If you also need help with finding work, returning to work from sickness or are having any problems within the workplace, their Employment Advisors are here to help during your treatment and beyond.

To get help and to start your journey, complete the Self Referral form. Alternatively, you can ask your GP to make a referral on your behalf.

Vita Minds

Vita Minds are new NHS providers within the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Services) community. The service offers a range of talking therapies for depression, generalised anxiety disorder, mixed depression and anxiety and a range of other conditions.

Vita’s new service further increases the options and accessibility for patients being referred into the service and in the current circumstances offers a service that does not require face to face appointments.

Telephone: 0333 0153 496


Self Referral form: Vita Health Group Self Referral Form

Derbyshire Mind

Derbyshire Mind, established as a local mental health group in 1967, is an independent local association affiliated to the national charity Mind. As part of the affiliation agreement they maintain a quality management system in order to ensure rigorous standards across the network of Local Mind Associations



Together we can #StopStigma

And change mental health for good.

Telephone: 020 3805 1790



Turning Point

Mental health and wellbeing varies for everyone. So whatever your situation and needs, the charity can work with you to set and achieve your own goals, manage your mental health and emotions, and develop skills where needed to live a full and rewarding life.