National Stress Awareness Day is on Wednesday 6th November.

Stress is sometimes hard to avoid, but there are things you can do to help minimise the effects and even reduce the impact on your mental health. Exercise is a great way to boost your mood and cognitive function, enabling you cope with daily stresses.

The Trust deliver physical and social sessions to improve confidence, self-esteem, mood and social connections. These sessions are a great way to meet like-minded people and create a positive network.

Active Minds – Active Minds take place every Monday, 10am – 11am at Whitecross House Community Room, DE1 3PL. The sessions introduces different types of exercise to woman who suffer with mild anxiety/depression to get them more confident about fitness.

Fitness Yoga – Fitness Yoga links the calming benefits of yoga with a full body workout, ensuring you work on elements of strength, flexibility, endurance and balance. The class is offered in a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere to release stress and tension. Running every Monday, 6-7pm at Derby Arena for £3 for each class – book five classes to get one of them free!

Team Talk – Team Talk is a men’s mental health initiative designed to get men talking about their state of mind in relaxed, weekly sessions. There are four hubs currently taking place in Derbyshire:

Every Monday, starting 14th October, 1:30pm – 3:00pm, at the Sports Centre, University of Derby, Kedleston Rd, Derby DE22 1GB.

Every Monday 6pm – 8pm, at Derby County Community Trust, 14 Pride Point Drive, Derby DE24 8BX.

Every Tuesday 1:30pm – 3:00pm, at The Royal British Legion, 18 St Peter’s Street, Derby, DE1 1SH.

Every Thursday 1:30pm – 3:00pm, at Derwent Family Youth and Community Centre, Monmouth Street, Derby, DE21 6BD.

If you have any questions about any of the sessions above, please email [email protected]


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