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.
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
Location: Library Ground Floor
The Headspace clinic runs during term-time only.
For free, confidential mental health and wellbeing support out of term, please get in touch with Turning Point.
Phone: 0808 800 3302
Further information about Turning Point can be found here .
Mental Health Awareness and Support (MHAS) Society
Nightline is a listening and support service run by students for students, which provides listening, support and information services.
Their Instant Messaging service is open Monday and Thursday nights 8pm-2am. You can find the IM link on their website.
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
Online contact form: Self-referral form
Location: Student Services Centre, Charles Wilson Building
Student Minds (Support Group for students experiencing low mood)
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
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
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
LAMP is an independent voluntary organisation working to promote good mental health for everyone living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Phone: 0116 255 6286
Leicester Counselling Centre
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
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
They also have a free online chat on Tuesdays and Thursday from 10am to 4pm which can be accessed via their website here.
Confidential, emotional, mental health support helpline for people who identify as Transgender, Agender, Gender Fluid, Non-binary.
National Helpline (open 2 evenings a week, Mondays and Fridays from 8pm to midnight): 0300 330 5468
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
A listening service you can talk to about your concerns, worries and troubles.
Phone (Local): 0116 270 0007
Phone (National): 116 123
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.
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.
Support after Suicide
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
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.
VitaMinds (formerly known as Let's Talk Wellbeing)
VitaMinds works in partnership with the NHS to provide talking therapy services and counselling in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).
If you are experiencing excessive worry, low mood, depression, anxiety or a lack of motivation then VitaMinds can help.
For more information or to self-refer, please visit their website