Face to Face Service

The Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health (DFMH), along with Rethink Mental Illness and People, Potential, Possibilities (P3), are delivering a Recovery and Peer Support Service to help people improve and maintain their mental health and wellbeing and reconnect with their local community.

This service is open to anyone over the age of 18 living in Derbyshire who is experiencing mental ill health, and will offer access to targeted face to face support from staff, telephone support and community groups.

The DFMH provide targeted mental health support through the provision of an individual support worker (ISW) and covers the areas of Derbyshire Dales and High Peak (other areas covered by the other providers).

The face to face support service is carried out by an ISW in a local safe space by appointment.  All support staff are initially trained to meet Care Certificate standards and then Diploma level 3 in Health and Social Care.  Specialist training is also provided such as alcohol awareness, dementia, suicide awareness, eating disorders and hate crime. It can provide:

  • Emotional support, which recognises the individuals particular mental health condition.
  • Support in learning and relearning skills such as social skills, everyday life and domestic skills, budgeting, health, safety and security.
  • Liaise with other agencies – which can become difficult during or when recovering from mental ill health.
  • Support to access informal learning or community activities, volunteering or employment

If you would like to access this free service, you will need to contact 01773 734989 (Single Point of Access) to speak to a member of the team.

Alternatively face to face services, tailor made to the individual, can be purchased either via Direct Payments/Personal Budgets or Private Contracts.  Please contact the DFMH main office on 01629 733915 for further details.