Mental Health Carers Support Groups

13 February 2018

About us

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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Mental Health Carers Support Groups

Here at DCA we are working with various mental health carer’s forums across the county.
See below for what is available for carers across the county.

North Derbyshire Mental Health Carers’ Forum
St Thomas’Centre
Chatsworth Road
S40 3AW
Last Weds of every month
Contact: Josephine Rodgers – 07486 389423 /

North Sub Groups

Chesterfield Carers Support Group
Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month
10:30am – 12-30pm upstairs
Saints Parish Rooms next to Crooked Spire 3 St Mary’s Gate CHESTERFIELD S41 7TD
Lunch & refreshments provided
Free Indian head massage, reflexology etc provided by therapist Francesca
Contact: Mick 07721505441 or Maureen 07887607136

Clay Cross Stressbusters/ Support Group Clay Cross Social Centre, Market Street. S45 9JE
Our meeting starts at 11am and finishes at 1-30 Pm.
Buffet around 12 mid day
Therapist 25 members
There is car parking available at the front of the centre 2 hours free parking (if full, parking is available at Iceland) free of charge all day.
1st Weds of every month
Bob – 01246 864661

Bolsover Mental Health Carers Support Group
Burnbridge House, Carr Vale.
3rd Friday of the month. 10.30am-12.30pm. Refreshments, Manicures, Pedicures, facials. Contact Sonia: 07878 863094

Mental Health Carers Art Group
Every Friday morning, 10.30am-12.30pm at the Labour Club on Saltergate. Refreshments, art materials. Contact: 01246 220686

High Peak Mental Health Carers Support Group
Meet the 1st Wednesday of every month at Buxton Methodist Church
11.30am to 1.30pm
Lunch provided
A support group for those who have a caring role for someone with a mental health condition
Contact: Helen Cochrane (07791 219 541)

South Derbyshire Mental Health Carers’ Forum
Oddfellows Hall
32 Charnwood Street
3rd Friday of every month
Contact: Sandra Austin – 07779 107087

South Sub Groups

The Croft Mental Health Carers Group
The Croft
Slack Lane
First Tuesday of the month
From 1.30 till 3.30 with tea/coffee and biscuits
Contact: Terry Earl 07721006100/01629822337

Long Eaton Mental Health Carers Support Group
Meets the last Tuesday of the month 12 till 2 at the Oasis Christian Centre 129-131 Derby Road long Eaton NG10 4LL contact Rob 07932685022 or Joyce 07931722977
Refreshments sandwiches mini pamper – suggest £5 donation


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