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Update from DDCVS

This week we held our Annual General Meeting via Zoom combined with a Networking Event.

Thanks to those who joined us, we hope you found it useful and with any luck we will be back in one of the Derbyshire Dales’ welcoming community venues next year – with a tasty array of sandwiches and cakes!

As well as the formal business of accounts and nominating Trustees, our AGM is a chance to present our Annual Award in memory of our very first chairperson, Jim Heslop. This year the award went to Ossie’s Kitchen based at St Oswald’s Church Centre in Ashbourne.

Vulnerability Fund from the Police and Crime Commissioner

As detailed in our bulletin of 23.10.20 there is a new small grants programme for Derbyshire from the Police and Crime Commissioner, whereby community groups can apply for funding if they are doing something that will help communities to develop practical solutions to the problems occurring in their areas. This might be anti-social behaviour or crime, or it might be support for a neighbourhood or community.

Latest Vacancies

Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Awareness Project Officer

To work on a new project to raise mental health awareness with a range of sports organisations and workplaces across Derby and Derbyshire. 37 hours, including some weekend and evening working

Salary: £24,050 15 month contract

We need a new Project Officer who will engage with a range of identified organisations and enable their workers and volunteers to understand the need to promote mental health across their contacts, access training, develop mental health policies and action plans and signpost to ongoing advice and support.

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Programme

The project has been created thanks to suicide prevention trailblazer funding. A key outcome of the project is to test what works. To begin with the project aims to:
• Help organisations to access existing mental health and suicide prevention awareness training commissioned by Derbyshire County Council.
• Support organisations and clubs to create mental health policies and action plans to raise awareness and embed a positive wellbeing culture.
• Encourage organisations to sign up to national mental health charters and accreditations such as Sport and Recreation Mental Health Charter.
• Signpost organisations to existing local and national mental health toolkits.