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Mental Health & Wellbeing

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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



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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.



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Online counselling, webchats, self-help resources available

Counsellors available

Monday - Friday: 12noon - 10pm

Weekends: 6pm - 10pm



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Range of services provided for CYP with emotional and/or behavioural issues that require specialist support.

Referrals are via health professionals.




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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



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National charity providing online & telephone support to young people under 25

Young People call 0808 808 4994 (Every day, 4:00pm - 11:00pm)



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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



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Specialist counselling for bereaved children or parents whose child has died

Tel: 0116 254 4341



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Bereavement support

National Helpline, Tel: 0808 808 1677



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Freephone Helpine: 08088 020 021



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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:



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Mental health and wellbeing support for all education staff

National Helpline, Tel: 08000 562 561 (24/7 all year)



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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.