Derbyshire Mental Health Forum

Derbyshire Mental Health Forum
We are a project that provides support to voluntary sector organisations working to improve the mental health of people in 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


Forum News

We send out regular email information – Forum News ebulletins. These are on a variety of different topics relating to mental health and running an organisation or group within Southern 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.

We also know that our emails are forwarded on to many people who aren’t on our direct mailing list, which further cascades important information about the mental health voluntary sector to a wider audience.

If you aren’t already subscribed to Forum News and want to find out more then please contact Natalie at


Forum Meetings
We run regular Forum Meetings – 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.



Telephone: 01773 5999995