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: https://www.samaritans.org/branches/leicester/
Text SHOUT to 85258
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: 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
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)
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
Contact: 0800 138 1619
Mental health support for veterans and their families.
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.
Contact: 0808 8020 133
Information, advice or support for anyone affected by gambling.
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: www.menshealthforum.org.uk
Mental Health Foundation: www.mentalhealth.org.uk
Mind Info Line
Contact: 0300 123 3393
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.
Contact: 0845 390 6232
Provide support and information to anybody affected by OCD.
A national PND mental health charity.
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.
Rethink Mental Illness: www.rethink.org
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.
Contact: 0808 2000 247
Support for women and children exposed to domestic violence.
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.