Patient/Carer Support Groups
Drinkline runs a free, confidential helpline for people who are concerned about their drinking, or someone else’s. The purpose of the Drinkline service is to offer free, confidential, accurate and consistent information and advice to callers who are concerned about their own or someone else’s drinking regardless of the caller’s age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity or spirituality.
Free helpline: 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am-8pm, weekends 11am-4pm
Leicester Leicestershire Rutland Focusline
Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Focusline offers confidential emotional support and signposting information to adults living in the area who may be affected by mental illness. We support people experiencing mental health problems, their carers, friends and family, and also professionals. When you call Focusline you will be listened to, given support to feel calmer, more positive, and to develop coping skills. You will also be signposted to other sources of useful information and services that might help.
You can contact Focusline by calling 0800 027 2127 from 5.00pm to 1.00am, 7 days a week. You can also send us a text to 07537 404 695. When you call us you can expect to be listened to and treated with dignity and respect. We aim to answer your call within 3 rings and reply to your text message within 15 minutes (during opening hours). Calls to our service from landlines and mobiles are free. Texts are charged at your standard network rate.
Leicestershire Ethnic Elders Advocacy Project (LEEAP) Ltd
Telephone: 0116 275 5515
Independent mental health advocates (IMHAs) and independent mental capacity advocates are provided by POhWER
You can access information and referral forms here (please click on the relevant area for where you live): https://www.pohwer.net/east-midlands