About the Trust

We are a provider of mental health, learning disabilities, eating disorders and substance misuse services in Derby city and Derbyshire county. We also provide a wide range of children’s services in Derby and southern Derbyshire. We employ over 2,400 staff based in over 60 locations across the whole of Derbyshire. Across the county and the city, we serve a combined population of approximately one million people.

What's special about your Trust?


What’s special about your services?

We are proud of our services, which have been rated 'good' for caring by the CQC.

Mental health

Working in our mental health services, you will have opportunities to support people of all ages – starting with our award-winning perinatal service (an inpatient and community service) and our ‘outstanding’ CAMHS service.

Our adult and older adult service offers opportunities in:

  • Forensic care – including at our low-secure unit, the Kedleston Unit
  • Psychiatric liaison – we have RAID teams based within both Derbyshire’s major accident and emergency departments
  • Acute inpatient care – our three inpatient campuses have gained international recognition for their promotion of the Safewards philosophy
  • Community mental health – our CMHTs seek to tailor their support to the needs of local people and collaborate with local organisations to promote resilience and recovery

Our organic mental health services are driven by the latest research, supported by our dementia and delirium research team at our Centre for Research & Development

Children's services

Working in our children's services, you will have opportunities to work with children from 0 to 19 in a range of services including health visiting, school nursing, CAMHS or complex services like specialist nursing or paediatric occupational therapy and physiotherapy.

Substance misuse

Working in our substance misuse services, you can be part of one of our innovative partnerships in Derbyshire county or Derby city, using a range of techniques to help people in their recovery.

Learning disabilities

Working in our learning disability services, you can be part of one of our community teams - or our Strategic Health Facilitation Team. In May 2019 members of the Strategic Health Facilitation team were invited to meet with Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, to talk about their innovative work.

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