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
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 2022
We send out regular email information – Forum News e-bulletins.
These are on a variety of different topics relating to mental health and
running an organisation or group. We work across
Southern Derbyshire - Amber Valley, Erewash, South Derbyshire and
Derby City. They are usually focused around the voluntary sector, but we
are happy to share information with and from our statutory and private partners.
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