View Layout: Newsletter 134 Newsletter 1 Jul 2017

Date: 29 Jun 2017     

News: Small Group Project Summer Newsletter

View from the Peak, the newsletter of the Small Group Project, is now out:

SGP View from the Peak 39 Summer 2017


  • Community Organising Green Space (COGS) Furness Vale
  • Friends of Conduit Street Playing Fields
  • Buxton and Beyond Macular Support
  • Share memories of Whaley Bridge
  • Glossop Men’s Gang
  • High Peak Single Parent Network
  • 5 ways to wellbeing small grants scheme
  • Good mental health in Glossop
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News: 5 Ways to Wellbeing Small Grants

High Peak CVS are administering this small grants scheme which has £12,900 to award in small grants in the financial year 2017/18.

This is funding from Derbyshire County Council Public Health.

There are two opportunities to apply: in July and November 2017. 

First deadline is July 14 2017

Who can apply to this fund? - Small to medium High Peak organisations with an annual turnover of £50,000 or less.

You can apply for a maximum of £2,000 for any voluntary and community project that addresses the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’; particularly for people with a higher risk of experiencing mental health and wellbeing problems.

To get your application form and full criteria email: or telephone: 01663 735350 or download:

5 Ways to Wellbeing Information Guide

5 Ways to Wellbeing Application Form

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News: Orchestral Concert in Peak Cavern

Sunday 16th July, 6.00 - 7.30pm in Peak Cavern Road, Castleton S33 8WS

Popular orchestral arrangements including theme tunes from Star Trek, Pirates of the Caribbean, Super Mario Brothers, Apollo 13 and much more...

Young musicians perform this orchestral concert in one of UK’s biggest caves. Helping tackle homelessness - supporting work with rough sleepers in Sheffield.

Tickets from or at the door. Seated: £5 adults / £3 concessions.  Standing: £3 adults / £1 concessions

For information call 0115 947 6202 or visit

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News: Derbyshire Befriending Champions

Training, microgrant funding sessions and Dementia Friends information session in July 2017

Training sessions are taking place in:

  • Long Eaton on Wednesday 5 July
  • Bakewell on Tuesday 11 July
  • Bolsover on Wednesday 12 July
  • Ripley on Wednesday 19 July. 

Further sessions will run throughout 2017.

There are three sessions throughout the day:

•  Dementia Friends Information Session (9.30 to 10.15am) – learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities

•  Befriending Champions training session (10.30am to 1pm)– find out what it is to be a Befriending Champion, the skills needed and how to carry out the role

•  Microgrant funding information/workshop session (1.30 to 3.15pm) – support to develop project ideas that reduce isolation and loneliness in Derbyshire, how to apply for the microgrant, and help to access other sources of local funding

The day runs from 9.30am to 3.15pm. People can attend one, two or all three sessions. Lunch is provided.

To attend the training or for more information please contact Richard Murrell, Derbyshire Befriending Champion Co-ordinator, on 01283 219761 or email

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News: First Steps June Newsletter
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News: Learn More about a Career in Care

People on the hunt for a job or looking to change careers will have the chance to find out more about a rewarding career in care work as DCC take part in local recruitment events.

The events will take place in Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent and Chesterfield and will give people the opportunity to have a chat with our adult care staff and have any questions answered.

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News: Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service Rethink

This new service has been developed in partnership with the help of people who have experienced mental health issues.It aims to help clients improve and maintain their mental health and well-being; to access social networks and peer-support and to provide opportunities in their local community.

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News: Derbyshire Independent Community Advocacy Service

This service is available to Derbyshire residents aged 18 or above including people with learning disabilities, mental ill health, physical or sensory disabilities, people with Autism or Asperger’s and older people.

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News: Mental Health Enablement Service

The Enablement Service is a new service offered by Derbyshire County Council's Mental Health Direct Care Team. It aims to assist people with mental ill health to develop the skills they need in order to improve the quality of their lives.

People receiving the service are supported by an enablement worker, who will help them to develop confidence in daily living tasks, such as shopping, travelling, cooking, cleaning and managing their finances. People may also be supported to join education or training classes, to find suitable paid or voluntary employment or to join community social groups.


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News: Derbyshire Public Health Report

Public Health have published two reports which look at the scale and nature of alcohol hospital admissions, self-harm amongst children and young people in Derbyshire.

This report looks at hospital admissions as a result of self-harm for 10-24 year olds living in Derbyshire.

This report looks at alcohol specific hospital admissions amongst children under 18 years old living in Derbyshire. 

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