Dear Volunteers and Members,
We are delighted to learn that out Big Lottery bid has been successful, this gives us funding for 3 years. Derbyshire Friend has worked with the LGBT Community for over 30 years and this gives us the chance to continue this support and to develop further.
These funds will allow us to improve the lives of LGBT people by delivering our services across the City and County. We will be focussing on improving their health and wellbeing, both physically and emotionally.
Chair of Trustees
Derbyshire Friend has extended its opening times to offer you more support at a time suitable to you.
The new drop-in times are;
Monday: 9:30 – 13:30
Tuesday: 9:30 – 13:30 and 14:30 – 18:30
Wednesday: 9:30 – 13:30 and 14:30 – 18:30
Thursday: 9:30 – 13:30 and 14:30 – 18:30
Friday: 9:30 – 13:30
DF is hosting a monthly LGBT Mental Health drop-in.
Would you like support for feelings such as loneliness, low mood, stress, anxiety or self harm? Derbyshire Friend working in partnership with Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust will be hosting a monthly Mental Health drop-in for people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans.
A mental healthcare professional will be here for you to talk to about any concerns you may have about your Mental Health and Well-being.
Drop-in at: Derbyshire Friend, 2-3 Friary Street, Derby, DE1 1JF on
12th December 4-6pm
9th January 4-6pm
13th February 4-6pm
The drop-in offers an opportunity to have an informal chat with a qualified mental health worker about any aspects of your emotional well-being in a safe, supportive and confidential environment. For more information call 01332 207704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Health and Wellbeing Survey for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Communities in Derby City and Derbyshire County
Derbyshire Friend has been commissioned by NHS Derby City and NHS Derbyshire County to carry out a survey of LGBT health and well-being. The aim of the survey is to gather reliable information about the health needs and experiences of LGBT people in Derby City and Derbyshire County to shape future healthcare provision and planning. For too long services have relied on assumptions and national data to try and guess the needs of local LGBT people, so now is your opportunity to say what it is you need and your thoughts and feelings in relation to healthcare services. This is the first time this has been done on this scale locally and is your key opportunity to effect change.
Please forward this message to your networks, groups, friends, family and colleagues as we hope to get as many responses as possible from a diverse range of people.
To complete the survey click on the link here
By completing the survey you are eligible to enter the prize draw for an Asus Nexus 7 tablet PC!
Starting Monday 30th July 2012, DF will be screening live Olympic events from 9:30am to 1:30pm every weekday in our drop-in areas!
So why not pop in to our friendly Pavilion Centre on Friary St for a brew, a chat and to watch all the latest action from the Olympics?
And while you’re here, you’ll have the chance to chat to our knowledgable and friendly staff and volunteer team. So whether you’re looking for some health and well-being advice, finding out about our volunteer opportunities or just looking for a friendly, supportive ear, it’s all here waiting for you!
Unfortunately, we regret to announce that this Saturday’s Derbyshire Pride celebrations have been postponed due to adverse weather conditions and subsequent flooding at Bass Recreation Ground.
We do not yet know the rescheduled date for Derbyshire Pride. But as soon as we know, we’ll let you know!