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.



Contact: 0808 800 3302


Samaritans: 116 123


Local Branch:


Text SHOUT to 85258



National Organisations

Action for Elder Abuse

Contact: 0808 808 8141


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:

Anxiety UK:

No Panic:

Social Anxiety UK:


Beat – Beating Eating Disorder

Contact:0300 123 3355


Supports people affected by eating disorders.


Bipolar UK:

Birth Trauma Association:


Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN):

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


Black minds matter:


CALM (Campaign Against Men Living Miserably)

Contact:0800 585858 (5pm-12am)

A charity dedicated to preventing male suicide.


Chasing the stigma:

And the hub of hope providing mental health services near you


Combat Stress

Contact: 0800 138 1619

Mental health support for veterans and their families.


Compassionate Friends

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

Support and friendship for bereaved parents and their families.


Cruse Bereavement Support

Bereavement support and information



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



Contact: 0808 8020 133

Information, advice or support for anyone affected by gambling.


LGBT Foundation

Contact: 0345 3 30 30 30


Advice and support in relation to LGBT issues.


Men’s Advice Line

Contact: 0808 8010 327

Helpline for male victims of domestic abuse.


Men’s Health Forum:


Mental Health Foundation:


Mind Info Line

Contact: 0300 123 3393

Text: 86463

General mental health advice and information.



Contact: 0800 980 1958

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


National Self Harm Network

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

Provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD.



A national PND mental health charity.


Rape Crisis

Contact: 0808 802 9999

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.



Relationship support.


Rethink Mental Illness:


SOBS – Survivors of Bereavement of Suicide

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

Support for survivors of bereavement of suicide.



A one stop listening service for LGBT+ people.


Women’s Aid

Contact: 0808 2000 247

Support for women and children exposed to domestic violence.



Local Organisations

Zephyrs Charity –

Contact: or call 07915 995532

Provide support in many ways for bereaved families after the loss of a baby or child.


VASL (Volunteer Action South Leicestershire)

Providing support for family carers, older people who are lonely and isolated, providing volunteer transport to get people out and about, and activities and information to increase mental well-being.


RoSA – rape, sexual abuse and sexual violence

Contact: 01788 551151

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

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

Counselling service for children, low-cost counselling


The Acorn Centre

Contact: 02476 381878

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


First Contact Plus

Contact: 0116 3054286

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