Mental health

If you find yourself feeling low, tearful, angry or unable to cope for a long period of time, you may be suffering from stress, anxiety or depression. Find out about the support available.

Further information

Advice and support

If you feel your mental health is suffering and you are struggling to deal with everyday situations it may be worth talking to your GP, family or friends.

Life Links provides a mental health wellbeing and recovery support service within local communities. Through the provision of information, advice, navigation and community recovery services, working in partnership with other providers and mainstream resources. They are commissioned by Leicester City Council.

Open Mind is a service that provides talking therapies for what are known as mild to moderate, common mental health problems.

Help and advice can also be found at LAMPMINDHealth for Teens and Time to Change. There are also a range of NHS-endorsed digital applications that can help treat depression and anxiety and improve access to psychological therapies.

Samaritans are available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. Find your nearest branch on the Samaritans website.

Start a Conversation: suicide is preventable provides information about where to find support in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland for people experiencing feelings of suicide ideation, and those worried about them.

Time to change

We are campaigning to change attitudes and end stigma associated with mental health issues. We are also granting funds to community programmes that help raise awareness of mental health issues as part of Time to Change.


Improve your mental wellbeing

Improve your mental wellbeing

Download our booklet on improving your mental wellbeing, and ending the stigma around mental health problems.
Download the booklet (PDF)

Five steps to wellbeing

Five steps to wellbeing

Find out how being active can help maintain good mental health.
Download the 'Five steps to wellbeing' leaflet (PDF)