Mental Health & Wellbeing
This is the name of the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland, previously named school nursing service and health visiting service.
Tel. 0300 3000 007
Local NHS text messaging service providing confidential advice.
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Leicester City text: 07520 615 386
Leicestershire and Rutland text: 07520 615 387
This service is available Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm (except bank holidays). During these times we aim to respond to all messages within 24 hours.
Online counselling, webchats, self-help resources available
Monday - Friday: 12noon - 10pm
Weekends: 6pm - 10pm
Range of services provided for CYP with emotional and/or behavioural issues that require specialist support.
Referrals are via health professionals.
National charity for children and young people's mental health
Parents Helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri, 9:30-4:00)
Young People looking for urgent help text YM to 85258
National charity providing online & telephone support to young people under 25
Young People call 0808 808 4994 (Every day, 4:00pm - 11:00pm)
National charity for eating disorders
School staff, or any concerned adult, Tel: 0808 801 677
Young People under 18, Tel: 0808 801 0711
Helplines 12pm - 8pm weekdays, 4pm - 8pm weekend and bank holidays
Specialist counselling for bereaved children or parents whose child has died
Tel: 0116 254 4341
National Helpline, Tel: 0808 808 1677
Freephone Helpine: 08088 020 021
The NHS Website (Formerly NHS Choices)
Features comprehensive advice on a huge range of conditions and treatments, including what to do and when to get help.
The NHS 'Moodzone' is specifically focussed on mental health:
Mental health and wellbeing support for all education staff
National Helpline, Tel: 08000 562 561 (24/7 all year)
MindEd for Families has advice and information from trusted experts and will help you to understand what problems occur, what you can do to best support your family, and how to take care of yourself. MindEd for Families is written by a team of specialists and parents, working together.