Mental Health Central Access Point
If you need urgent NHS mental health support, you should call:
0808 800 3302
This is a 24/7 Freephone helpline for people of all ages in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, provided jointly by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and Turning Point
Using Turning Point’s established Freephone number, the mental health central access point is for people of all ages, offering round-the-clock access to urgent support and solution focused conversations, signposting and referral for yourself or on behalf of someone else.
Calls are handled by Turning Point’s skilled and experienced recovery workers who can access clinical advice from Leicestershire Partnership Trust specialist clinicians when needed. They will talk with you to agree the best support for your urgent mental health needs.
5 Ways to Wellbeing
The five ways to wellbeing have been researched and developed by the New Economics Foundation and adopted by leading mental health organisations in the UK, such as the NHS and Mind. They are a set of evidence-based public mental health messages aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of the whole population. Click here to see a useful guide to the 5 ways of wellbeing.
Free 24-hour Listening Support
When life is tough, Samaritans are here to listen at any time of the day or night. You can talk to them about anything that is troubling you, no matter how difficult. Call free on 116 123 or visit the Samaritans website.
Shout offers confidential 24/7 crisis text support for times when you need immediate assistance. Text “SHOUT” to 85258.
Vita Health Group
Vita Health Group celebrates life. Improving lives physically and mentally drives everything they do. They work in partnership with the NHS to provide mental and physical health services, which patients over the age of 16 can self-refer to. Visit the website below for more information and to self-refer to the service, or call 0330 094 5595.
Visit the Vita Health Group website
Rutland Community Wellbeing Service
Our Advisers can provide information, support, and signposting to overcome some of the factors which may have a negative impact on your emotional wellbeing, such as poor housing, economic disadvantage, serious illness, bullying, abuse, bereavement, or isolation. We can help with volunteering opportunities in a wide range of settings that could assist you to build self-esteem, confidence, and combat isolation.
Complete the online referral form now or call us on 01572 725805 to see if we can help – remember, all of our services are free and confidential.
Visit the Rutland Community Wellbeing Service website
Peppers Café is a safe place and there is no charge, no agenda and no pressure. Just an opportunity to meet a friendly face, take some time out to improve your mental health and look after your mind. They offer a range of activities from just sitting, talking and listening whilst enjoying a coffee or a bowl of home-made soup, to cookery and art classes, tai chi sessions for calming relaxation, music making, first-aid training and film nights. It is all there to help you meet new people, regain your confidence and get you back into the swing of things. Their centre on the High Street in Oakham is bright and airy with lots of comfy chairs on which to rest and talk, a kitchen where you can make yourself a drink and a computer on which to browse and catch up on the news.
Visit the Peppers Cafe website
Menstrual Cycles and Mental Health
There is a link between menstrual cycles and mental health – mood, sleep, and energy levels are affected during periods. Understanding premenstrual syndrome and its more severe form premenstrual dysphoric disorder (their physical and emotional effects, what to look out for, and how PMS and PMDD symptoms mimic other mental health conditions) can help you to tackle it. The below website has this information plus useful self-care tips and wellbeing advice for during your cycle. It explains how the right diet, exercise, emotional and stress management practices help, and provides other useful advice and resources for women.
Visit Yoppie for more support