DDCIL Wellbeing Support Groups –

Formerly the Depression and Anxiety Support Group

Every month DDCIL hosts a wellbeing support group in Ripley.

These are peer support groups which means they are run by people who themselves are going through, or at some point in their lives have been through, depression and/or anxiety.

The groups’ aims are to provide a supportive and empathic environment – a safe place to come and be with other people. Each meeting we have a guest speaker or activity that can offer strategies in coping with depression and anxiety. It is a warm and welcoming environment where you will be greeted by friendly faces and offered a cup of tea or coffee!

The group asks for a £2 donation on the day if you can afford it, to go towards the running costs.

The groups are not restricted to residents of Amber Valley or the Derbyshire Dales, we will be very pleased to welcome you from anywhere in the county. If you would like more information please phone us on 01773 740 246 or email info@dcil.org.uk. If you do plan to attend we recommend you call up on the day to confirm the meeting is going ahead.

Please note that the group does not provide therapy or counselling, however DDCIL has a separate professional counselling service. If you are interested in counselling please contact us on the above details. Alternatively there will be someone you can speak about it with at the group.


Ripley Group dates for 2017:

The group is normally held on the last Tuesday of every month, 10:30 – 12:30.

31st January

28th February (1 hour longer than usual)

28th March

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23rd May

27th June

25th July

22nd August

26th September

31st October

28th November

19th December


The meetings are held at:

Field Terrace Community Room
off Slack Lane (opposite the co op entrance)


You can download a copy of our leaflets with all the dates here: Ripley Wellbeing Support Group