Derbyshire Mental Health



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 2022





Forum News

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.

Derby and Derbyshire Community Groups Network

This is an informal space we have created to help and develop those smaller mental health groups in the community, mostly led by volunteers. This is a joint project with Derbyshire Voluntary Action

Our upcoming meetings are:

  • Wednesday 6th April 1.30-3pm via zoom

  • Wednesday 15th June 1.30-3pm via zoom

  • Wednesday 14th September 1.30-3pm via zoom

  • Wednesday 9th November 1.30-3pm via zoom

To become part of this group and added to the mailing list please email

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Date of Meeting                       Lead                                                             Venue

Tuesday 28th June 2022          Derbyshire Mental Health Forum                  Online via Zoom
1.30pm - 3.30pm                      

Tuesday 27th Sept 2022           Joint County Wide Mental Health Forum     Online via Zoom

1pm - 3pm                                 

Tuesday 29th Nov 2022            Derbyshire Mental Health Forum                 Online via Zoom
1.30pm - 3.30pm                       

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

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