Adult Services

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Website –

Derbyshire Autism Services

Derbyshire Autism Services is a small charity, working across Derbyshire. They offer information, advice, guidance and support to children, young people and adults affected by autism, with or without a diagnosis, and their families.

Website –
Phone – 01773 741 221


Samaritans is a national charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. Samaritans operate a free helpline, email service, and branches designed to provide support 24/7.

Samaritans has also produced resources providing information about the emotional health of young people aged 16-24, covering the latter stages of Secondary School and after. Information can be found here.

Website –
Phone – 116 123
Email – [email protected]


Papyrus is a national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They exist to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.

Papyrus provide a confidential support and advice service for young people (Primary, Secondary or otherwise) who are struggling with thoughts of suicide, or for anyone worried about a young person. Papyrus also engage communities and volunteers in suicide prevention projects and deliver training programmes to individuals and groups. This includes equipping local councils, healthcare professionals and school staff (teachers, school managers/leaders) with suicide prevention skills.

Website –
Phone – 0800 068 41 41 (Text – 0778 620 9697)
Email – [email protected]

First Steps

First Steps is a Derbyshire eating disorder charity. They support people all over Derbyshire and the surrounding areas who are affected by eating difficulties and disorders; this includes parents, partners and families. The majority of staff and volunteers have personal experience of an eating disorder either as a sufferer or as a parent/carer or friend and can understand the difficulties that eating disorders cause.

Website –
Email – [email protected]
Phone – 01332 367571


Harmless was established at the beginning of October 2007 to respond to the needs of people who do or are at risk of self-harm and suicide. It is a national voluntary organisation for people who self harm, their friends, families and professionals.

Harmless offer a number of different resources available for download, coping strategies, workbooks and questionnaires.

Website –
Email – [email protected]


Mind is a mental health charity which provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. 

They can have a wide range of resources, tools, contacts and guides to support parents, carers, teachers or other staff with any mental health concerns they have, as well as a full range of information available for children and young people themselves.

Mind primarily support secondary age children and young people aged 11-19.

Telephone: 020 8519 2122
Email: [email protected]

Mental Health UK

Mental Health UK provides a range of support for employees experiencing mental and emotional health difficulties including local volunteer-led support groups. Their “On the Inside” information packs, which they estimate have a reach of around 5.4 million people, are now complemented by an online digital platform found on their website.

Mental Health UK also provide a range of training and consultancy services for organisations and staff, covering topics such as:

  • Mental Health first Aid
  • Mental Health in the Workplace for managers
  • Mental Health awareness
  • Mental Health Champions
  • Wellbeing, Mindfulness & Resilience

Website –
Email – [email protected]
Phone – 0207 840 3008


Qwell is a free online Mental Health and Wellbeing resource for parents and carers of young people under the age of 18 that requires no formal referral, instead only requiring the user to set up an account on the website. Available 365 days of the year via mobile, tablet and desktop devices from 12 noon to 10pm Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm at weekends, the service provides access to accredited counselling support, peer support via online forums and relevant articles detailing a variety of topics.  

Adults accessing Qwell can do so without the waiting lists or thresholds often associated with traditional services. They can join online peer support communities, access self-help materials or engage in drop-in or booked one-to-one online chat sessions with our experienced counselors.

Qwell works in partnership with traditional community health providers and provides links and pathways to traditional and specialist face-to-face services.

Website –

Sleep Council

The Sleep Council exists to help everyone get a better nights sleep. For 25 years they have been sharing information and resources about what to do, what not to do and where to go to get further help for restorative rest.

They offer:
– Practical advice and support to help you adopt healthier sleep habits
– Raising awareness of a good night’s sleep to health and wellbeing through key awareness events
– Campaign for change so that everyone has access to sleep support – whether that’s through health services, employment or education.

Email: [email protected]