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Your mental health

We aim to create a culture of positive mental wellbeing though awareness raising, support, training and risk assessment.

It is okay to not be okay. There is support for you, if you need it.

You'll have your own ways of coping with difficult things that happen at work, or away from work. Do what works for you. There's no 'right' way to cope with difficult situations, we're all different.

Information and self-care tips

If you need support or just someone to talk to, you can contact:

There's also a wide range of information and advice on our mental health and wellbeing pages.

Let’s Chat Derbyshire Podcast

Have a listen to the Let’s Chat Derbyshire Podcast. Hosted by Derbyshire's mental health and suicide prevention team. Join us for discussions with a range of people about mental health, suicide prevention and neurodiversity. Episodes live on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Follow @DCCMHSP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date on a whole range of information, posts and videos focused on mental health, suicide prevention and neurodiversity. 


We recommend that everyone completes a minimum level of wellbeing training. A number of e-learning courses are available on the Derbyshire Learning Pool including mental health awareness and stress awareness. Look for the health, safety and wellbeing section under core skills and knowledge. If you're having difficulties logging in or accessing information online, please email:

We encourage employees to develop a Wellness Action Plan (WAP), attached to this page, which can help you to actively support your own mental health by reflecting on the causes of stress and poor mental health, and by taking ownership of practical steps to help address these triggers.

Information for managers

As a manager, it's important that you open up dialogue with your team members to understand their needs and experiences and ultimately better support their mental health.

An e-learning course is available on the learning pool for managers to raise awareness of mental health issues and provide advice on supporting your team.

You should also make yourself familiar with the management of stress policy and guidance.