The NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) together with the local authorities in the City, County and Rutland are joining forces to launch the newly recommissioned Mental Health Wellbeing and Recovery Support Service today (Monday 10 October) on World Mental Health Day.

The Mental Health Wellbeing Recovery Service (MHWRS) will see £1 million per annum invested across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland over the next five years to provide advice, guidance and support for people experiencing difficulty with their emotional and mental health. The service is open access, meaning that there is no need for an appointment and people can refer themselves to the service.

What does the service provide people?
The service is aimed at providing a first point of access for people who need mental health support. It is designed to be easy to access – people can contact the service direct without the need of seeing their GP – and it provides more than medical support, recognising that mental health issues are often caused by other stresses.

After an initial assessment, support is tailored to what people need and to the outcomes they want to work towards.   For example, it can be one-off advice or can be ongoing, face to face support lasting several sessions (about 8-12). Recovery workers are trained to support the person to manage their mental health and the impact it has on different elements of their life. Support covers topics such as finances, home and daily living needs, engaging in the community, employment and developing self-help and coping strategies.

Who is providing the service?

There are four providers and each one is covering a part of the city and/or county. They will be based in their patch meaning that there is someone to work with people needing support at a convenient location.

For details of who covers where – Mental Health Wellbeing and Recovery Support Service (MHWRSS)

For more information on the other types of support for mental health such as the Crisis Cafes and the 24/7 helpline. 0808 800 3302Mental health support – Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (

Northwest Leicestershire, Hinckley & Bosworth
“This year’s theme for World Mental Health Day is to ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority.’ We know that locally, as we head into the winter months, many people will be experiencing financial adversity which challenges their mental health and wellbeing. We will be doing all we can to make sure that our service in North West Leicestershire, Hinckley & Bosworth is tailored to what local people need and is joined up with other services is key to ensuring that people can maintain their mental wellbeing and resilience.”
Dan Reynolds, the area manager for MHM

Melton and Charnwood

“With over 30 years’ experience in care and support we have a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer the people of Charnwood and Melton. We will provide an individually tailored service, offering advice and guidance on mental health and wellbeing. Our recovery focused one-to-one support and group sessions will encourage people to improve their mental health and achieve their personal goals.
Tracey Ward, Head of Care & Support at NCHA

Charnwood and Melton Mental Health Wellbeing Service will be attending Mental Health Mile on Monday 10 October from 10 – 2pm at Loughborough Wellbeing Centre.
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Leicester City and Rutland

“P3 are delighted to launch our Mental health Wellbeing and Recovery Support Service in Leicester City and Rutland. We will be offering a recovery service for people aged 18 and above and living in Leicester/ Rutland.  The service will provide information, advice, and guidance to empower people to improve and maintain their mental health and wellbeing. Whatever their circumstances – whether it be the need for a one-off piece of advice, or support over a longer period – we’re here to help.”
Alison Marjoram, P3

Blaby, Oadby & Wigston, Harborough

“Here at Leicester Life Links, we recognise that with the rise of living costs we are currently experiencing, people’s mental health will be significantly impacted. We are here to support individuals with their mental health, wellbeing and recovery, so we urge people to get in touch, we are here to help! We offer person-centred and recovery focussed support, where individuals will be able to set personal goals that they would like to work towards, with the help of a trained Recovery Worker. Whether it’s information, advice & navigation, 1:1 support, accessing peer support groups or recovery education workshops, no door is a wrong door here at Leicester Life Links, so please contact us if you need support!”
Ellie Green, Service Manager, Life Links