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.

Mental Health Central Access Point

If you are in need of 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 re-named 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's specialist clinicians when needed. They will talk with you to agree the best support for your urgent mental health needs.


If you have feelings of distress or despair:


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.


Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust - Helpful documents for your mental health and wellbeing

Pregnant women or new parents

If you’re feeling down before or after the birth of a child:

Taking care of babies and young children

Children and young people

You can access services especially for children and young people experiencing emotional difficulties.