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To mark British Science Week, girls urged to consider picking STEM careers by Derbyshire chemicals company

A Derbyshire chemicals company has been helping girls get stuck into science with the aim of boosting numbers of women working in the sector.


Dr Trish Kilsby, a chemist who works at Lubrizol - an additives company with a UK headquarters in Hazelwood near Belper - said while attitudes to women in science have undoubtedly improved over the years, there is still a long way to go to achieve equal representation.


Upcoming Feature Film Project by Orchestra Live


Orchestra Live presents Breathe

A powerful meditation on what it means to be together.

                                                                               Daniel Kidane

Platinum Jubilee opportunity for choirs

Choirs are invited to take part in Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacons Song for the Commonwealth performances.

When beacons are lit across the country on 2 June 2022 to mark the Platinum Jubilee, to add to the occasion a new song will be sung by different choirs of all sizes and age groups at the different locations. The song was chosen by competition and is called A Life Lived with Grace by Vincent Atueyi Chinemelu and Lucy Kiely. 

Have your say in two consultations

We're launching two consultations because we want your views on both our support for people who are autistic and/or have learning disabilities, and how we support older people to live independently.

Learning disability support

You'll be able to have your say on our proposals to change some day services so that people with learning disabilities and/or who are autistic can lead the lives they choose to.

Sing Viva Carers Choirs are free for all carers in Derby and Chesterfield

Part time, fulltime and sandwich carers are encouraged to join, although no one would be turned away that wanted to take part.

People wanting to attend can attend in person or online via Zoom (with televisions ensuring people are comfortable, but also feel part of the sessions and in the room). The sessions are also a great excuse for drinking tea, eating cake and having a chat and this super friendly social aspect is just as important to health and wellbeing benefits.


Have you completed Mental Health First Aid Training and live/work in Derbyshire or Derby City? 


Why not come and join our new Mental Health First Aid Network. This is the opportunity to have a safe space to discuss challenges, problem solving and share best practice.


As a Mental Health First Aider, you get to use your skills to support your community, but we want to give you a space for peer support around being your role as a Mental Health First Aider.



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