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Derbyshire Mental Health Forum


We are a project that provides support to voluntary sector organisations working to improve the mental health of people in Derby City & Derbyshire.


DMHF's key aims and activities are to:

  • Enable the voluntary sector to become an equal and effective partner in the design and delivery of local services

  • Support the mental health voluntary sector to share and promote good practice

  • Inspire confidence in mental health provision across voluntary and statutory sectors

  • Build and develop the sector to meet new challenges and opportunities

  • Provide a support network for organisations and individual workers

  • Support commisioners to communicate with the sector - through meetings, focus groups, consultation and task and finish groups

Forum Meetings

We run regular Forum Meetings – up to six per year. Twice a year we come together with Derbyshire Voluntary Action for a Joint Countywide meeting which is attended by commissioners. The Forum Meetings are an opportunity for people within the sector to talk to the commissioners, to network and to make new contacts. The meetings are also well attended by representatives from our membership, commissioners, other public/ voluntary sector partners and wider stakeholders.


The meetings are open to all mental health providers and have a voluntary sector focus. We invite speakers of interest to come along to discuss new projects being launched and provide updates to the sector on current projects etc. There are also discussions that take place on local mental health policy.

Forum Meetings 2024

Derbyshire Mental Health Forum Meetings for 2024 will be held on:

DATES:-             TBC 


Subscribe to our Forum News (below) to be the first to hear when Forum Meetings are announced.

If you are interested in attending our forum meetings, please contact for more information including meeting links and agendas.

Forum News

We send out regular email information via our Forum News e-bulletins.

These are on a variety of different topics relating to the Derby and Derbyshire mental health voluntary sector such as funding opportunities, training courses, events, news and lots more.

Forum Network

Take a look at the range of organisations, groups and social enterprises that are subscribers to the Derbyshire Mental Health Forum News and part of our network.

Please let us know if you would like to contact an organisation named on the list and we will do our best to make an introduction.

Derbyshire Mental Health Jargon Buster

Check out our glossary of terms to help you navigate some of the language, jargon and acronyms used in the Derby and Derbyshire mental health sector.

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