Emotional, Mental Health and Wellbeing

University can be stressful and difficult and it’s important to know where to turn if your mental health becomes affected. There is no need to suffer in silence. Mental health difficulties are a common problem but there are lots of resources and services that can help.


Campus Support
AccessAbility Service

Offering support to students with specific learning difficulties, mental health or mobility difficulties, deafness or visual impairment. 
This includes study support services, specialised study equipment, alternative exam arrangements, and more.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Phone: 0116 252 5002
Email: accessable@le.ac.uk
Location: Library Ground Floor

Headspace drop-in 

The Headspace Mental Health clinic is run by trained practitioners, who provide a confidential space for you to get support with any mental health issues you may be experiencing. Ideal for short-term support.
Opening hours: Monday & Wednesday, 11:00am to 3:00pm. (Term-time only)
Location: Advice Service, First Floor of the Students' Union (Percy Gee Building)

Matt's Meet Up

Matt's Meet Up is a mental health awareness group for men that gives guys the chance to talk about what's on their mind, in a non-judgemental environment.

Fortnightly every Tuesday at 7:30pm.
No need to book an appointment – just turn up.
Located on the First Floor of the Students’ Union (Percy Gee Building).

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MattsMeetUp/ 
Twitter: @MattsMeetUp
Instagram: MattsMeetUp

Mental Health Awareness and Support (MHAS) Society 

MHAS is a student-run, mental health focused group. It aims to raise awareness of, reduce stigma surrounding and campaign for mental health.
Email: su-mentalhealth@le.ac.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MHASLeicsUni/


Nightline is a student-run, anonymous phone service for students, which provides listening, support and information services.
Opening Hours: 8:00pm to 8:00am every night.
Website: www.leicester.nightline.ac.uk/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NightlineLeicester
Twitter: www.twitter.com/nightlineleic

Personal Tutor & Departmental Support 

Provide advice and support with your studies and on your university life generally and may know more specific information regarding your course.

Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service (Mental Health Services) 

The Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service offers appointments for emotional and mental wellbeing. They offer booked sessions with trained practitioners, ideal for short-term support.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm (some appointments may be available after 5pm).
Phone: 0116 223 1780
Email: wellbeing@le.ac.uk
Website: www2.le.ac.uk/offices/counselling 
Online contact form: Self-referral form
Location: Student Services Centre, Charles Wilson Building 

Student Minds (Support Group for students experiencing low mood) 

An informal support group that offers students the time and space to talk about their experiences with low mood in a safe environment. Weekly topic focuses include: Stress, sleep, positive social interaction and activities/exercise. 

Email: leicester@studentminds.org.uk
Website: www.studentminds.org.uk/
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/studentmindsleicester/

Community Support
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

A movement against male suicide, including a helpline and webchat for men looking for support.

Phone (5:00pm-Midnight): 0800 58 58 58
Website: www.thecalmzone.net/
Webchat (5pm-Midnight): www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat/

Counselling Directory

When you are going through a difficult time, it can be very easy to keep your worries to yourself and believe that you are the only one experiencing such painful feelings. While we all have our own ways of coping, information and support can make a huge difference.

Counselling Directory was set up by a team who know how difficult it can be to find the support and information you need. 
We know how important it is to find the right counsellor for you and we are dedicated to making that process as simple as possible.

Phone (Mon-Thurs 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 4pm): 0333 325 2500
Website: www.counselling-directory.org.uk 
Facebook: @CounsellingDirectory
Twitter: @Counselling_UK

Cruse (Bereavement Care)

Somewhere to turn when someone dies.
We offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.
Cruse offers face-to-face, telephone, email and website support. 

Phone (National number): 0808 808 1677
Phone (Leicestershire Area): 0116 288 4119
Email: leicester@cruse.org.uk
Website: www.cruse.org.uk/ 

Lamp Direct

LAMP is an independent voluntary organisation working to promote good mental health for everyone living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Phone: 0116 255 6286
Email: info@lampdirect.org.uk
Website: www.lampadvocacy.co.uk/

Leicester Counselling Centre

Leicester Counselling Centre is a non-profit charitable organization. Its ethos is to provide an affordable, long-term, confidential counselling service for individuals aged 18 and over.

Phone: 0116 255 8801
Email: admin@leicscounselling.co.uk
Website: www.leicestercounsellingcentre.co.uk

Leicester Women's Counselling Centre

Leicester Women's Counselling Centre "has worked to improve the lives of women and girls throughout Leicester and Leicestershire for almost 30 years, providing one-to-one and group support, education, training, advice, advocacy and counselling".

Phone: 03333 444 304
Email: admin@ndnd.org.uk
Website: www.counsellingforwomen.org.uk

Let's Talk Wellbeing

Let's Talk Wellbeing provides psychological assessment and treatment for what are known as mild to moderate common mental health problems.
It provides community support and access to resource programmes.
For more information or to make an appointment, please go to: www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/letstalkwellbeing 

ManKind Initiative

A confidential helpline which provides emotional support and practical information for all men across the UK suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner).

Phone: 01823 334244
You can find more information at their website, here

Men's Advice Line 

Men's Advice Line: confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner (or from other family members). We help by: giving you time to tell your story; offering emotional support; providing practical advice; signposting you to other services for specialist help. Are you being abused?

Helpline: 0808 801 0327
Email: info@mensadviceline.org.uk
They also have a free online chat on Tuesdays and Thursday from 10am to 4pm which can be accessed via their website here.

PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide)

National charity for the prevention of young suicide, offering confidential support and suicide intervention through HOPELineUK.

Contact opening hours are Weekdays 10:00am to 10:00pm, Weekends and Bank Holidays 2:00pm to 10:00pm.
Phone: 0800 068 41 41 (HOPELineUK)
Text: 07786 209 697
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org
Website: www.papyrus-uk.org/ 

Richmond Fellowship

Working towards a society that values everyone with mental health problems.

Website: www.richmondfellowship.org.uk/


A listening service you can talk to about your concerns, worries and troubles.

Phone (Local): 0116 270 0007
Phone (National): 116 123
Email: jo@samaritans.org
Website: www.samaritans.org
Location: 1a Elmfield Avenue, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 1RB

Start a Conversation

Start a Conversation is a suicide prevention campaign that aims to build a community that is committed to the mental health and wellbeing of its residents.

Website: www.startaconversation.co.uk/ 

Students Against Depression

Students Against Depression provides you with the resources you need to find a way forward from stress, low mood, depression or suicidal thinking.

Website: www.studentsagainstdepression.org/

Support after Suicide

Support after Suicide is a partnership of organisations that provide bereavement support in the UK. This includes emotional support, practical support, advice on what to say, and advice if you have witnessed something.

Online Contact Form: www.supportaftersuicide.org.uk/contact/ (reply within 48 hours)
Website: www.supportaftersuicide.org.uk/

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Support and help with overcoming the isolation experienced by people aged over 18, who have been bereaved by suicide.

Helpline opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 9:00pm.
Phone: 0300 111 5605
Email: sobs.support@hotmail.com
Website: www.uksobs.org

The SMILE Group (Supporting Mums in Living with Emotions)

This website has been put together by mums who have all supported post-natal depression. We understand how it feels and hope that you gain comfort from knowing you are not alone. As well as offering support we run local peer support sessions and have a full list of groups across the UK as well as other ways to get help.

Email: hello@thesmilegroup.org
Website: www.thesmilegroup.org/
Twitter: @TheSMILEGroup 

For self-help resources, please click here.