Brilliant Derby - a wellbeing revolution for Derby
Brilliant Derby Session 8 - Creating Connections to Stay Well with Sanj Sandhu, Jamie Gratton and Lauren Jones (2pm Monday 10th April)

Brilliant Derby - a new well-being programme for Derby

2020 was a year that will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.

We want to help Derby rise stronger. In 2021, we’re asking you to join Brilliant Derby, a wellbeing revolution that raises the bar from mental health to mental wealth. Quite simply, we want you to sign up to be your best self, consistently. And while that might not change the world, it’ll certainly shape yours.

Nobody really knows what an uprising of wellbeing looks like. Nobody is ever described as ‘stark raving happy’. The news never reports on a mass outbreak of human flourishing. So, here’s our thinking. A city-wide outbreak of wellbeing has to start somewhere, and we’re suggesting the best place is in Derby. This revolution starts in the hearts and heads of the citizens of our magnificent city which shows up in our behaviours and ripples out into our communities and beyond.

Want to catch up on previous sessions?

Brilliant Derby Session 7

Brilliant Derby Session 7 - All the small things

Rev. Sharon Murphy from Chaddesden talks to Sanj Sandhu about her work in the community with Derwent Oak and how the small things can make a big difference.

Brilliant Derby Session 6

Brilliant Derby Session 6 - Down & Dirty in Derby

Jamie Quince-Starkey talks to Sanj Sandhu about his passion for nature, growing your own food and the positive impact it has on your health and wellbeing.

Brilliant Derby Session 5

Brilliant Derby Session 5 - SHINE!

Dr. Andy Cope is back to tell you about the science of happiness, 2%ers, ripple effect and how together we can put Derby at the heart of a UK wide happiness revolution!

Brilliant Derby Session 4

Brilliant Derby Session 4 - How to be AWESoMe with Sanj Sandhu & Martin Burder

AWESoMe is our little acronym to represent some simple hacks to boost your health and wellbeing and stands for Air, Water, Eat, Sleep, Move. You can go through life avoiding exercise and survive for a while without eating and sleeping, so in this session Martin focusses on those two essentials we take for granted, breathing and hydration.

Brilliant Derby Session 3

Brilliant Derby Session 3 - How to Find Your Brave with Sanj Sandhu & Suzie Lavington

‘Fear’ - a tiny word for a MASSIVE emotion - has sunk its teeth into far too many people. It's time to turn the tables, rise above the noise and fight back. This session will inspire you to smash through self-limiting beliefs, build your self-esteem and find your swagger.

Brilliant Derby Session 2

Brilliant Derby Session 2 - Lockdown Doesn't have to mean meltdown

After almost a year of pandemic pandemonium, mental health is wearing thin. But lockdown doesn’t have to mean meltdown. Dr Andy Cope introduces two top wellbeing tips from Japan.

Brilliant Derby Session 1

Brilliant Derby Session 1 - Welcome to the Revolution!

We want to help Derby rise stronger. In 2021, so we’re asking you to join Brilliant Derby, a wellbeing revolution that raises the bar from mental health to mental wealth. Quite simply, we want you to sign up to be your best self, consistently. And while that might not change the world, it’ll certainly shape yours.

A city-wide outbreak of wellbeing has to start somewhere, and we’re suggesting the best place is in Derby. This revolution starts in the hearts and heads of the citizens of our magnificent city which shows up in our behaviours and ripples out into our communities and beyond.

Upcoming sessions...

Coming Soon!

Brilliant Derby Session 9 - Relight your fire after lockdown

Monday 24th May - 2pm

Kul Mahay talks to Sanj Sandhu about his passion for positivity and his mission to make Derby a global centre for wellbeing and personal development.

Coming Soon!

Brilliant Derby Session 10 - Aspiring to be your best

Monday 7th June - 2pm

Rob Shade talks to Sanj Sandhu about his personal journey which led him to setting up Aspire Wrestling and their involvement in the community.

What is Brilliant Derby?

As a key part of the City’s Recovery from the Pandemic the Derby City Partnership is to team up with respected wellbeing and happiness expert, Dr Andy Cope, to launch a unique city-wide wellbeing programme called ‘Brilliant Derby’.

After a trial with staff from across the council and partners in the city which began on ‘Blue Monday’ Monday 18th January, the scheme will officially begin in the Spring with an introductory Wellbeing Workout beamed live on YouTube followed by the creation of a network of Wellbeing Champions, six further Derby wide webinars and the launch of a Wellbeing Workout schools project.

The idea is for those who take part in the sessions, volunteer champions and people from across the city to continue to develop Brilliant Derby to spread the word through our communities, businesses and schools.

The long-term aim of the project is to build individual and collective resilience , make a stand against the rising tide of mental ill-health and to introduce a series of simple principles that will help people take charge of their own wellbeing, supporting and complimenting the superb mental health professionals in the city.

In the same way that we might go to the gym to improve our physical fitness, Brilliant Derby is designed to look after our mental health. It will kick off with six simple webinars which introduces some basic principles, enabling people to build their resilience and raise their levels of wellbeing. Brilliant Derby is aimed at the majority who have been ground down by recent events, those who have muddled through and want to regain a spring in their step.

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