Leicestershire County Council, NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) and the local authorities in the city and Rutland have joined forces to relaunch the newly commissioned Mental Health Wellbeing and Recovery Support Service.
The service will see £1 million per year invested across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland over the next five years to provide advice, guidance and support for people’s emotional and mental health.
The service is aimed at providing a first point of access for those who need mental health support. It is designed to be easy to access – people can contact the service direct without the need of seeing their GP – and it provides more than medical support, recognising that mental health issues are often caused by other stresses.
After an initial assessment, support is tailored to what people need and to the outcomes they want to work towards. For example, it can be one-off advice or can be ongoing, face to face support lasting several sessions. Recovery workers are trained to support the person to manage their mental health and the impact it has on different elements of their life. Support covers topics such as finances, home and daily living needs, engaging in the community, employment and developing self-help and coping strategies.
Four providers will cover different parts of the city and county:
- Leicester City and Rutland – People, Potential, Possibilities
- North West Leicestershire, Hinckley and Bosworth – Mental Health Matters
- Melton and Charnwood – Nottinghamshire Community Housing Association
- Blaby, Oadby and Wigston, Harborough – Life Links
As they will be based in their patch, people needing support will be able to get help at a convenient location.
More information is available on our help page.