Resources for help and support

 

Crisis and urgent support

In an emergency call 999 or go to your local A&E department.

Call NHS 111 if you need help but are not in immediate danger.

Contact your GP and ask for an emergency appointment.

 

Email: Leicestershire.helpline@turning-point.co.uk

Contact: 0808 800 3302

 

Samaritans: 116 123

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Local Branch: https://www.samaritans.org/branches/leicester/

 

Text SHOUT to 85258

Email: https://giveusashout.org/

 

National Organisations

Action for Elder Abuse

Contact: 0808 808 8141

Email: www.elderabuse.org.uk

Provide a helpline (Elder Abuse Response) offering information, advice, and support for those who suspect that an older person is being abused or for older people who are being abused.

 

Anxiety Alliance: www.anxietyalliance.org.uk

Anxiety UK: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

No Panic: www.nopanic.org.uk

Social Anxiety UK: www.social-anxiety.org.uk

 

Beat – Beating Eating Disorder

Contact:0300 123 3355

Email: www.b-eat.org.uk

Supports people affected by eating disorders.

 

Bipolar UK: www.bipolar.org.uk

Birth Trauma Association: www.birthtraumaassociation.org

 

Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN): www.baatn.org.uk

Ensures people of Black, African, South Asian, Caribbean and People of Colour have support and resources.

 

Black minds matter: www.blackminsmatteruk.com

 

CALM (Campaign Against Men Living Miserably)

Contact:0800 585858 (5pm-12am)

www.thecalmzone.net/

A charity dedicated to preventing male suicide.

 

Chasing the stigma: www.chasingthestigma.co.uk

And the hub of hope providing mental health services near you www.hubofhope.co.uk

 

Combat Stress

Contact: 0800 138 1619

www.combatstress.org.uk

Mental health support for veterans and their families.

 

Compassionate Friends

Contact: 0345 123 2304 (Daily 10am–4pm & 7pm–10pm)

www.tcf.org.uk

Support and friendship for bereaved parents and their families.

 

Cruse Bereavement Support

www.cruse.org.uk

Bereavement support and information

 

Depend

www.depend.org.uk

An organisation offering free, confidential and non-judgmental advice, information and support to all family members, spouses, partners and friends of transsexual people in the UK.

 

Depression Alliance

www.depressionalliance.org

 

GamCare

Contact: 0808 8020 133

www.gamcare.org.uk

Information, advice or support for anyone affected by gambling.

 

LGBT Foundation

Contact: 0345 3 30 30 30

Email: helpline@lgbt.foundation

Advice and support in relation to LGBT issues.

 

Men’s Advice Line

Contact: 0808 8010 327

www.mensadviceline.org.uk

Helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.

 

Men’s Health Forum: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

 

Mental Health Foundation: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

 

Mind Info Line

Contact: 0300 123 3393

Text: 86463

www.mind.org.uk

General mental health advice and information.

 

Mosac

Contact: 0800 980 1958

www.mosac.org.uk

Supporting all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused.

 

National Self Harm Network

www.nshn.co.uk

Support individuals who self-harm to reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life and to support and provide information for family and carers of individuals who self-harm.

 

OCD Action

Contact: 0845 390 6232

www.ocdaction.org.uk

Provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD.

 

Pandas: www.pandasfoundation.org.uk

A national PND mental health charity.

 

Rape Crisis

Contact: 0808 802 9999

www.rapecrisis.org.uk

Umbrella body for a network of independent Rape Crisis Centre’s who provide specialist support and services for victims and survivors of sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse.

 

Relate: www.relate.org.uk

Relationship support.

 

Rethink Mental Illness: www.rethink.org

 

SOBS – Survivors of Bereavement of Suicide

Contact: 0300 111 5065 (Monday to Friday 9am–9pm)

www.uksobs.org

Support for survivors of bereavement of suicide.

 

Switchboard: www.switchboard.lgbt

A one stop listening service for LGBT+ people.

 

Women’s Aid

Contact: 0808 2000 247

www.womensaid.org.uk

Support for women and children exposed to domestic violence.

 

 

Local Organisations

 

RoSA – rape, sexual abuse and sexual violence

Contact: 01788 551151

https://rosasupport.org/

Provide support for survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual violence. Support is also offered to family members, partners and carers. Men/women/YP/Children

 

The Laura Centre
Contact: 0116 2182140

https://thelauracentre.org.uk

Offers a range of free open-ended therapeutic support for anyone who has lost a child of any age. The loss could be recent or could have happened many years ago.

Children and young people up to the age of 24 who have lost a parent /carer or other significant adult in their lives.

 

Sycamore Counselling Service

Contact: 02476 744544

http://sycamorecounselling.org.uk/

Counselling service for children, low-cost counselling

 

The Acorn Centre

Contact: 02476 381878

www.acorncentrewarks.org.uk

Counselling for pregnancy issues, still birth, miscarriage, fertility issues, for men and women.

 

First Contact Plus

Contact: 0116 3054286

https://www.firstcontactplus.org.uk/

Information and resources on housing, health, living independently, money advice, work, security and other topics.