Mental health support

This page has information, advice and resources to help protect your mental health during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

If you're in need of urgent NHS mental health support, contact the Leicester Partnership NHS Trust's central access point

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Every Mind Matters


It's important that you take care of your mind as well as your body and to get further support if you need it.

Public Health England's Every Mind Matters website has tips and advice to help you look after your mental health during the pandemic. 

We’ll all be experiencing highs and lows and it’s perfectly normal to miss loved ones, get frustrated, feel anxious or stressed. 

Every Mind Matters can help get you started with your NHS online plan, showing you simple steps to help deal with stress, boost your mood and feel on top of things.

Visit the Every Mind Matters website 

Mental health central access point


Everyone in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland now have free telephone access to round-the-clock urgent mental health telephone support through the NHS locally

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) has merged its 24-hour all-age central access point service with Turning Point’s freephone crisis helpline for adults, which has been commissioned by LPT since 2017.

Using Turning Point’s established Freephone number, the re-named mental health central access point will give people of all ages free round-the-clock ‘phone access to urgent support, advice, signposting and referral  for themselves or on behalf of others.

Call: 0808 800 3302

Adhar Mental health charity


A Leicester based mental health charity for the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups. Adhar Project is committed to helping people with these conditions as well as their families, carers and health professionals. We have 30 years of experience in helping Adults and Families live healthier, happier, and productive lives.

They are offering support with

Advocacy Services - Information and advice to make informed decisions
Recovery Project - Help with recovering from a Mental illness
Employment, health and wellbeing support
Support groups

Visit the Adhar website


Adults and older people

These organisations offer mental health information, advice and support:

Mental Health Matters (local)


Open: 7 days a week, 9am to 9pm


Call: 0300 3230 189 

Age UK Leicestershire 

A helpline for people aged over 70.

Open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm 
T: 0116 299 2239

Anxiety UK


T: 03444 775 774 
Text service: 07537 416 905

NHS stress, anxiety and depression

Visit the NHS website for information, advice and support

Public Health England COVID-19 mental health and wellbeing website: 

Visit the Public Health England website

Mental health crisis support


If you are having a mental health crisis, please contact one of these services for help:


Open: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

T: 0116 123 (freephone)

E: – R(email replies may take longer than a call)


Turning Point

Open: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

T: 0808 800 3302   

E: (email replies may take longer than a call)



Where you can find Mental Health Support

Getting the right Mental Health Support


Children and young people's mental health

This government advice aims to help adults with caring responsibilities look after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people, including those with additional needs and disabilities.

You can find Mental health resources for children, parents, carers and school/ college staff on the Government website here.

You can also find support especially for children and young people experiencing emotional difficulties.

Find mental health support and information for young people

Support organisations offering help to parents who are worried about their child's mental health:


Open: Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (excluding bank holidays)

T: 07520 615 382

You’ll receive an automated message back to confirm they have received your text, and then you’ll receive a response within 24 hours.

Mum’s Mind 

A text messaging service providing support for mothers who struggle with mental health issues during pregnancy and baby’s first year.

Open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm

T: 07507 330 026 

NHS England - Young people and their mental health

The NHS has published two blogs by Dr Prathiba Chitsabesan which are now available on their website

What to do if you are a young person and its all getting too much

Advice for parents/guardians on how to support a child or young person with mental ill health

Rutland Information Service (RIS)


Find mental health support services in our RIS directory.

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