Tinnitus Week

Monday 3rd February 2020

There will be an opportunity to meet the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) and here about what the BTA is funding in terms of research into Tinnitus.  It will also be an opportunity to join the BTA campaign in raising awareness about the need for Tinnitus research with MPs and of course to meet our members. 

Staying Warm & Healthy

Wednesday 29th January 2019

11.00 – 13.00

The Badger

81 Brockwell Lane


S40 4ED

This month at The Badger we will be joined by Helen Carter from National Energy Efficiency (NEA) and she will be speaking to us about how we can take steps to affordable warmth. You will find this very interesting and informative as she gives lots of tips and advice and a pack of helpful information. 

We will, of course, be having soup, sandwiches and chips and this is £6.00 which is payable on the day.

Booking is essential so please give us a ring or email

01246 380415

Wellbeing Walk – December

Friday 20th December 2019

Commencing at 10.30am

Hollingwood Hub

Works Road, Hollingwood


S43 2PF

(Parking Available)

You are invited to join us on our walk along the Chesterfield Canal. We will meet outside Katey’s Coffee Shop which is inside Hollingwood Hub and hope that you will join us for a hot drink at the end of the walk. The walk is flat and suitable for most walking abilities. Walking outside can lead to more awareness as we see so much more than when we are rushing from one place to another. It is also wonderful and beneficial to share the         experience with others. If you need to contact us on the day for directions etc you can phone Joanne on 07805382312. We realise that some of you do not drive, but don’t let that put you off, let us know and we will try and arrange for someone to give you a lift. Contact us by email or telephone with your details to book your place.               01246 380415

Members Poetry Books for sale

The Poetry Buzz book has arrived! A compilation of poems written by group members, with the theme of wellbeing and mindfulness, has now been printed thanks to the support of Thompsons Solicitors. We will be selling the books at future events at the bargain price of £2 – all proceeds will go to the support group. If you can’t make it to an event but would like us to post one, please send a cheque for £2.50 (the extra 50p to cover postage) payable to Chesterfield Tinnitus Support to 34 Glumangate, Chesterfield, S40 1TX. Alternatively, you can call in at the office and pick one up – call 01246 380415 to check that we are here.

Christmas Concert

Join us for our Christmas Concert Friday 13th December 2019 at Whittington Moor Methodist Church, Scarsdale Road, Chesterfield S41 8NA at 7.30pm

Tickets cost £7.00 each.  Tickets are available by contacting Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Tinnitus Support Group on 01246 380415 or No payment can be made over the phone.  However, tickets will be available on the door.

Peak Performance Musical Theatre Company will be performing songs from the Shows.  They are well known in Chesterfield for their fabulous theatrical performances having performed at the Pomegranate Theatre.  To find out more visit their website

Stress and Tinnitus

Can you be involved with a research study?

Tinnitus and stress Stress is known to have an impact on health, and is linked to tinnitus. For example, people who have more severe tinnitus report a higher level of stress and more stress symptoms than those who had milder tinnitus. Some people also link the start of their tinnitus with the occurrence of a stressful event. But it is not clear whether tinnitus acts as a stressor, or stress leads to or makes tinnitus worse. At the NIHR Nottingham BRC (University of Nottingham), PhD student Asma Elarbed is conducting research to answer this question. She is measuring “cortisol” which is an important human hormone that is released by the “adrenal gland” in response to stress. She is comparing the level of cortisol (from hair sample) in people who have tinnitus with those who do not have tinnitus, and before and after tinnitus starts. This will tell us more about the biology of tinnitus. She is also looking at issues that relate to stress and tinnitus, namely depression, anxiety, memory, and attention, to determine how all these factors relate to each other. If you would like to participate or to know more, contact Asma Elarbed at this email:

Wellbeing Walks

In conjunction with Walking for Health we are organising a series of Wellbeing Walks.  The walks will last 30 – 90 minutes and are suitable for most walking abilities. 

Look out for our next wellbeing walk coming in December

The walks are open for anyone who needs to walk for health and not just people diagnosed with Tinnitus.   The Walks are a great way to meet new people, have a chat, laugh and help to get fit.     Sponsored by the Community Fund.

Coffee and Chat

Join us for a Coffee and Chat at Monkey Park Community Cafe, 128a Chester Street, Brampton, Chesterfield, S40 1DN on Tuesday 22nd October 2019 10.30am – 12.30pm

The Cafe is not open to the public and so if you have recently been diagnosed with Tinnitus or suffering from ringing in the ears or head, this is a great meeting to come along meet our members, in a relaxed and friendly environment.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions, share experiences or concerns as well as chat to people who understand the condition.  Please feel free to bring along a partner, relative or friend.  Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served.    Parking is on the road.


The Poetry Buzz

Thanks to money from Five Ways to Wellbeing we were able to introduce our Poetry Buzz workshops.  These were fun and interactive and everyone was brave enough to share their work and supportive and encouraging to each other.  Many were surprised at their poetic achievements.  The project won most innovative project at the Voluntary Sector Awards in 2018

Thanks to the People’s Postcode Lottery we were able to secure money to continue these workshops.

We meet every month at Loundsley Green Community Centre, Cuttholme Road, Loundsley Green, Chesterfield S40 4QU from 1.30pm – 4.00pm.

October – Wednesday 30th – Halloween

November – Wednesday 27th – Garden birds

The feedback was all very positive.

The following question was asked “Three words that sum up how the Poetry Buzz has made you feel”

“Happy, Uplifted, Relaxed”

“Inspired, Happy, Joyful”

“Positive, Fun, Encouraged.”