NHS Health For Teens Guide

Making sense of coronavirus and facing the uncertainty of when life will return to normal can be difficult to think about and deal with. If you’re struggling to cope, feeling down or more worried than usual, help is at hand. Click here to download a guide featuring a number of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutalnd services who can provide information, advice and support on your feelings and mental health.
 

Local Organisations

 

Counselling Services

Please pop over to Student Services and we can refer you

 

Let’s Talk Wellbeing

Let’s Talk – Wellbeing is available in Nottingham City, NottinghamshireLeicester City and Leicestershire and Rutland, offering a talking therapy service.

01509 561 100

 

Mental Health Matters

Provide mental health support services, ranging from helplines and ‘talking therapies’ to supported housing and safe havens, and all based on the principle of supporting every person, as an individual, towards their own goals and aspirations

www.mhm.org.uk/

0300 3230187

 

LGBT

 

LGBT Melton

Regular confidential youth groups in Melton Mowbray. One-to-one confidential support and information. Support with coming out. Support with issues at school, college or at home.

  • Youth Session Opening Times: Monday 7:00pm to 9:00pm (Melton Mowbray)
  • Available for meetings and in school/college support: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm

The Cove, Sysonby Street, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 OLP

07979031673

 

TRADE

Offer a range of free and confidential support and advice services around sexual health and HIV; one-to-one emotional and practical support; support in ‘coming out’, sexuality and relationships; rapid HIV testing; community-based men’s sexual health clinics; safer-sex packs for men and women; and a fully-qualified counselling service.

2nd Floor, 27 Bowling Green Street, Leicester, LE1 6AS

0116 254 1747

 

Drug and Alcohol Support

 

Turning Point

A drug and Alcohol service covering Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

wellbeing.turning-point.co.uk/leicestershire/

03303036000

LLreferrals@turning-point.co.uk

 

Sexual health Support

 

Leicestershire Sexual Health

Contraception, pregnancy testing, STI testing.

leicestersexualhealth.nhs.uk

03001240102

 

Death/Bereavement

 

The Laura Centre

Confidential support, advice and counselling based in Leicester.

Confidential support, advice and counselling based in Leicester.

thelauracentre.org.uk/

 

National Organisations

 

Kooth

Free, safe and anonymous online counselling support for young people.

www.kooth.com

 

Childline

Free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK.

childline.org.uk

0800 1111

 

The Mix

Online guide to life for 16-25 year olds. Straight-talking emotional support is available 24 hours a day. Chat about any issue on their moderated discussion boards and live chat room.

themix.org.uk

 

NSPCC

Specialises in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.

nspcc.org.uk

0800 1111

help@nspcc.org.uk

 

Papyrus

Provides information and support for anyone under 35 who is struggling with suicidal feelings, or anyone concerned about a young person who might be struggling.

papyrus-uk.org

0800 068 41 41

 

Samaritans

Emotional support for anyone feeling down, experiencing distress or struggling to cope.
www.samaritans.org

24-hour helpline: 116 123 (freephone)

jo@samaritans.org

 

Youth Access

Operates a network of membership organisations who provide local information, advice and counselling services. The Youth Access website and helpline can direct you to services in your area.

youthaccess.org.uk

020 8772 9900

 

Young Minds

National charity committed to improving the mental health of all babies, children and young people. Provides information for both parents and young people.

youngminds.org.uk

020 7089 5050 (general enquiries)

 

Grief Encounter

Support for young people who are experiencing a bereavement.

www.griefencounter.org.uk