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Get support with mental health and wellbeing

Advice on how to take care of your or your child's mental health and wellbeing, as well as how to get urgent help in situations when someone is in danger.

Urgent help with mental health


Phone 999 if you think you or someone else might be in danger.

For urgent help, please contact your GP/doctor (you'll need to register with one if you don't have one) or telephone the Mental Health Central Access Point on 0808 800 3302.

If your GP's surgery isn't open:

  • telephone the surgery - the answerphone message will tell you the number for the out-of-hours service which is available 6.30pm to 8am on weekdays and all day at weekends
  • telephone the NHS 111 service (available 24 hours a day) to find out what other help is available for a mental health crisis
  • go to the Leicester Royal Infirmary Urgent Care Centre

Confidential helplines

Talk to someone confidentially over the phone, by email or visit a branch or drop-in centre.

If you find that you need extra support regarding substance misuse and issues with mental health, you can find information about local organisations that can help you on Mental Health - information, advice and support.


This set of resources is designed to help people find the right support to meet their mental health needs.

NHS Choices - Five steps to mental wellbeing takes you through ways to improve your mental health and resilience.