If you need help now
Getting help now
If problems with your mental health aren’t going away and are affecting your daily life or causing you distress, call NHS 111 or talk to your GP. In Leicester you can also get support from a number of helplines:
Call, email or contact someone for help.
Mental health central access point (Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust)
Call the Central Access Point (CAP) on 0116 295 3060 24 hours a day
The service links callers with call handlers and clinicians who can assess their needs and advise, support, signpost or refer them directly to the appropriate service. It offers an alternative to NHS 111, the emergency department and other urgent and non-urgent services for people with urgent mental health needs.
The CAP is for people of all ages across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – including existing and previous service users and people who have never used mental health services before. It also support carers, stakeholders and health and social care professionals looking for information and advice.
Whatever you’re going through contact the Samaritans.
Confidential, mental health support.
0808 800 3302 – Free crisis helpline open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
firstname.lastname@example.org – Replies via email may take longer than a phone call.
Turning Point – Wellbeing cloud
Papyrus – HopeLine UK
For children and young people who are worried about how they’re feeling and for anyone concerned about a young person.
Night line (for university students)
A student-run, listening, support and information service
- Leicester Universities Nightline
- Loughborough University Nightline
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
A charity dedicated to preventing male suicide.
A charity dedicated to supporting children and young people under the age of 19 in the UK with any issue they are facing