Patient/Carer Support Groups

For urgent and emergency support

The Central Access Point is a 24/7 phone line which is free to call on 0808 800 3302
I Need Help Now – Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (

The Crisis Café network is expanding and there are a number open across LLR.  View all the cafes here – I Need Help Now – Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (

999 if there is a physical threat to life

Other mental health support

VitaMinds works in partnership with the NHS to provide talking therapy services and counselling in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and we can provide advice and guidance on the best options for you. It is a FREE service and you don’t need to visit a GP to get help. Call 0330 094 5595

GP Practice. You can contact your GP practice in the usual way

NHS 111 –
phone for physical, medical and mental health issues

Every Mind Matters is a website that provides expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing, so discover what works for you. Every Mind Matters – NHS (

Support in Rutland is available through Pepper’s – a Safe Place. Pepper’s offers a safe and welcoming space to anyone in our community who is struggling with their mental health. 2A High Street, Oakham. Rutland. LE15 6AL. 07714503556

Support across Leicestershire and Rutland is summarised on the main website. Information can be found online, by phone or on an app.  From local area coordinators to help with substance misuse, there are people ready to help. Mental health: information, advice and support | Leicestershire County Council for further information.

Start a conversation – suicide is preventable provides information on where to get help for you, or for somebody you’re worried about: Home – Start a Conversation, Suicide is Preventable

Support in Leicester City is summarised on the main website. If you find yourself feeling low, tearful, angry or unable to cope, you may be suffering from stress, anxiety or depression. Find out about the support available: Mental health (

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