Mental Health

First Step Leicester

First Step is an organisation run for male survivors and their supporters of sexual abuse and rape.

They provide free confidential services to male survivors of sexual abuse and their supporters living in the city of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to enable survivors to make the “First Step” towards feeling less isolated through increased personal power to makes choices.

Telephone: 0116 254 8535



Changing the way you look about suicide. Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Telephone: 116 123


Active Monitoring

Active Monitoring is an early intervention service which uses guided self-help tools to support your mental wellbeing. Please see the leaflet below for more information.

Active monitoring leaflet

Start a Conversation

Start a Conversation is a suicide prevention campaign that aims to build a community that is committed to the mental health and wellbeing of its residents.



Free during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis

ThinkNinja is a mental health app designed for 10 to 18 year olds. Using a variety of content and tools, it allows young people to learn about mental health and emotional wellbeing, and develop skills they can use to build resilience and stay well.

Available through the NHS Apps library, Healios is making its ThinkNinja app available to download free of charge to all 10-18 year olds for the next four months.

Download it on the App Store:
Download it on Google Play:

Mental Health Support during COVID-19

During this time of social distancing and isolation, please remember, you are not alone. The right support for you or your loved ones is just a click or a phone call away.
For further support on where to turn if you’re struggling, feeling lonely
or worried about drug or alcohol use please see
If you are concerned for your mental or emotional health and wellbeing, or that of a loved one, here is a list of advice and support services available to those living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicester Counselling Centre

The Leicester Counselling Centre is a charitable organisation founded in 1981 to provide affordable, long-term, counselling to adults who are experiencing mental health, social and emotional distress that disrupts their daily living.

Telephone: 0116 255 8801


Mental Health and Wellbeing Guide

A new guide targeting children, young people and families with emotional, mental health and wellbeing needs is now available online. The directory provides information on a range of general and specialist NHS mental health services for young people, including online and telephone support, together with top tips for children and families and details of youth groups as well as support available from local councils. Produced by Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups (LLR CCGs), the directory is intended to encourage and support young people to get the help they need. The directory complements the existing award-winning local NHS health promotion websites for children and young people, which host a range of information and advice around physical and mental health, including details of local services and organisations for support.

You can find these on and

The directory is available online at

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

We’re the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and we’re taking a stand against suicide. That means standing against feeling terrible, standing up to stereotypes, and standing together to show life is always worth living.

125 lives are lost every week to suicide. And 75% of all UK suicides are male. We exist to change this.

We do it by provoking conversation, running life-saving services, and bringing people together so they reject living miserably, get help when they need it and don’t die by suicide.

Telephone: 0300585858




MHCAP for emotional support and self-referral for mental health problems.

Telephone: 08088003302


Kooth is your online mental wellbeing community. Access free, safe and anonymous support.


New Better Health Every Mind Matters Campaign Coming Soon

All Health Partners are able to view the PHE new launch of mental health campaign to support children and young people.

Full details with communications with pack to download. We would encourage all partners to promote on their communication channels and link with their local services.

5 Ways to Wellbeing

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a great place to start keeping mentally and physically well. The Five Ways are daily acts that can benefit your mental health and wellbeing. They can be adapted to your circumstances, even if you’re self-isolating.


Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Telephone: 0300 123 3393


The Bower House

Our Service provides people in the Market Harborough region with the opportunity to talk to our trained counsellors.

Our service is available to all, irrespective of race, disability, gender, class, religion or culture.

Telephone: 01858 469257


Vita Health Group

If you are experiencing excessive worry, low mood, depression, anxiety or a lack of motivation then VitaMinds can help. VitaMinds works in partnership with the NHS to provide talking therapy services, known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and we can provide advice and guidance on the best options for you.

Telephone: 03300945595