Mental health

  • NHS Mental health

    Find information and support for your mental health.

    NHS: Mental health

  • Kooth

    Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss their mental health issues.


  • Samaritans

    Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

    116 123



  • Rethink Mental Illness

    Rethink Mental Illness provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

    0121 522 7007

    Rethink Mental Illness


  • Mind

    Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

    0300 123 3393


  • OCD UK

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

    03332 127 890


  • Derwent Rural Counselling Service

    DRCS is a registered charity, working in partnership with the Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and IAPT. They have counsellors and CBT therapists providing treatment throughout the county.

    0800 047 6861



  • Harmless

    Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self harm and suicide prevention including support, information, training and consultancy to people who self harm, their friends and families and professionals and those at risk of suicide.



  • No More Panic

    Provides valuable information for sufferers and carers of people with Panic, Anxiety, Phobias and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD).


  • Talking Mental Health

    Talking Mental Health Derbyshire offers a range of therapies for people experiencing common psychological difficulties, such as those feeling anxious, low, or depressed.


  • Live Life Better Derbyshire

    Mental health is an important part of your life and good mental health and wellbeing is directly linked to good physical health.

    0800 085 2299



  • VitaMinds

    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. VitaMinds works in partnership with the NHS to provide talking therapy services, known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and we can provide advice and guidance on the best options for you.


  • Making Space

    Depression advice for family and friends. When a partner, family member or friend is living with depression, your support can play an important role in their recovery.


  • Trent PTS

    Trent PTS are commissioned by the NHS to provide free, flexible, responsive and accessible high quality psychological therapy services, so there is no cost to you.


  • Big White Wall

    Join the online mental health community. Accessible any time, anywhere.


  • Mental Health Foundation

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


  • SANE

    Together we can #StopStigma
    And change mental health for good.

    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.


  • 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. Free & confidential live chat with our parenting coaches.
    Mental health and wellbeing – Support for Parents from Action For Children

    Mental health and wellbeing – Support for Parents from Action For Children

  • 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.

    0300 123 0542

    Talking Mental Health Derbyshire

  • 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.

    0300 555 5580


  • 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.