BRIGHT SIDE COURSES – Taking steps to feeling more positive through learning new skills

06 August 2018

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Derbyshire Carers Association was founded by Gerry Fryer in 1988 following circumstances which found him in the caring position as described by himself here.

Once he realised how little support there was for Carers Gerry aimed for and met his aspiration for Carer support provision.

With the help of some other Carers, Derbyshire Carers Association gained it’s first paid employee in 1989, this has now grown to over 30 dedicated and passionate employees as well as a large number of volunteers.



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BRIGHT SIDE COURSES – Taking steps to feeling more positive through learning new skills

The Autumn courses are now available from the Bright Side project, which is offered free by Derbyshire County Council Adult Education Service, to anyone who is experiencing mental health issues, emotional or psychological distress or those feeling socially isolated.

One in four of us will experience mental health issues in a year. The courses are normally 12 hours long, spread over several weeks.

They deliver a rich variety of practical and hands on skills, including dancing, singing, cookery, gardening, dry stone walling, relaxation and arts and crafts activities, all delivered in a small friendly and supportive group.

People with understanding and experience of mental health issues are helping us design the Bright Side project because they know how learning new skills can help.

Additional support will be provided to help you join in, enjoy yourself and move on.

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For more information please contact or call 01629 536 569


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