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Get mental health aware this September!

Workshop

We are inviting service users, carers and members of the public to a range of informative and interactive talks across Derby and Derbyshire. Learn more about some of the world's most common mental health conditions and find out what support is out there. Or find out how mindfulness and compassion can help support people into recovery. Free refreshments will be available.

To book your place at one of the talks, please email membership@derbyshcft.nhs.uk or call 01332 623700 ext 3302.

Let’s get mental health aware (depression and dementia)

Date: Tuesday 9 September 2014

Time: 6.30pm - 8pm

VenueErewash CVS, Granville Centre Granville Avenue, Long Eaton NG10 4HD

A specialist nurse from the Trust will speak to members of the public about depression and dementia – what the early signs and symptoms are that we should be looking out for, what the conditions are exactly, how they affect many people on a daily basis and how the conditions progress. The nurse will also be available to provide answers to any questions that people in attendance may have and speak about what support is available in the local area to help anyone who may need it. 

 

Let's chat about dementia

Date: Tuesday 9 September 2014

Time: 6.30pm - 8pm

VenueWingerworth Church Centre, Longedge Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield S42 6PU

With around 800,000 people in the UK being affected by dementia, and this figure expected to rise over the coming years, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is encouraging local people to attend the talk where leading consultant psychiatrist for dementia care, Dr Ed Komocki, will speak to members of the public about the condition – what the early signs and symptoms are that we should be looking out for, what dementia is and the different types of dementia, how they affect many people on a daily basis and how the condition progresses. Dr Komocki will also be available to provide answers to any questions that people in attendance may have and speak about what support is available in the local area to help anyone who may need it. 

 

The importance of mindfulness and compassion

Date: Wednesday 10 September 2014

Time: 5.30pm - 7pm

Venue: Hasland Village Hall, Eastwood Park/Hasland Road, Chesterfield S41 0AY

Mindfulness - a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and meditation - has become an important concept in healthcare in recent years. Learn why it's important to pay more attention to your own thoughts and feelings and the world around you, and how Derbyshire Healthcare is trying to use mindfulness-focused therapy and a compassionate approach to help patients and service users.

 

Mental health services: an overview from the Chief Executive

Date: Thursday 11 September 2014

Time: 6pm - 8pm

VenueSt James Centre (Thornton Room), Malcolm Street, Derby DE23 8LU

Our Chief Executive, Steve Trenchard, will be giving an overview of mental health services, including what local support is available and examples of how these services are making a difference to the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve. 


At each event there will be information available regarding the Trust’s current governor vacancies and the election process, which will be taking place throughout September. Vacancies are available in North Erewash, South Erewash, Chesterfield South, North East Derbyshire, Derby City West and Surrounding Areas. For more information about becoming a governor for Derbyshire Healthcare, please see our governors section.

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