Mental Wellbeing

Some days are great and we feel like we can take on the world. Other days are more challenging and test our resilience. Sometimes, they are so challenging that it can be hard to see a way out. You never have to face life's challenges alone. Please reach out for support. 

On this page you will find information about where you can find support or what steps you can take if you are concerned for another person.

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Men's Mental Health Support

Mental Health can affect anyone of any gender. But men tend to not reach out for the support when they need it. Seeking support for mental health shouldn't be seen as a sign of weakness and you should not feel like you have to suffer in silence. Please look at our Men's Mental Health page for support for your mental health. 

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Children and Young Person Support

Growing up can be challenging and testing for a young person trying to navigate how they feel about themselves and the world around them. For mental health advice and support for children and young people; please look at our children and young person support page. 

Pre-natel, post-natel and Mental Health Support for Women

There is mental health support available for women at any stage in life. 

Active Mum's club wants to support women through pregnancy, beyond and all the bits in between. 

The Active Mum's Club Mental Health and Wellbeing Page details all the mental health support services in Leicestershire

As well as supporting women's wellbeing by promoting physical activity and social engagement; Active Mums Club offers support for woman's mental health too. Whether you are looking for advice, things to do in your local area or people to meet.image of a pregnant mother

Carer's Support

Whilst caring for someone else, it can be easy to forget to check-in with yourself to reflect on your own mental wellbeing. For mental health support and practical support for carer's look below.

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Cost of Living

The current challenges facing us all as a result of increased cost of living can impact mental wellbeing, see our Cost of Living page for further support.

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Mental Health Network

At North West Leicestershire, we have a network of services that are dedicated to providing support for resident's mental health. Please visit our Mental Health Network Page to look at the support available to you.

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Start a Conversation

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Start a Conversation is the mental health and suicide prevention campaign for Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland. It is delivered by Public Health at Leicestershire County Council for everyone to use. The campaign, including website, aims to use the power of our communities to support people with their mental health. A big part of this includes increasing the number of open and honest conversations that happen about mental health and suicide.

By sharing reliable information and promoting talking more and openly about mental health and suicide, we hope people will become more aware, face less stigma and discrimination, and be supported to help themselves or seek help from around them, ultimately saving lives.

The website provides: 

  • Reliable information
  • Advice on challenging stigma
  • Signposting to self and local help
  • Resources to support conversations and raise awareness
  • Training to upskill
  • Ways to get involved

The website acts as a hub of information and can spring board you off to other key websites and organisations across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland including Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, First Contact Plus, JOY, Live Well etc. 

If you have found yourself looking for support for yourself, or for somebody else, there is help available. Remember you are not alone.

For more information, advice and support take a look at the Start a Conversation Website.

5 ways to wellbeing

The charity Mind have created some steps to help you look after your wellbeing. These are the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing';

  • Connect
  • Be Active
  • Take Notice
  • Learn
  • Give

Visit our 5 ways to wellbeing page now for further information. 

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Help and support Services and helplines

There are services and support that is available to anyone struggling with mental health across North West Leicestershire and the wider county. For support, please visit our support helplines page to see the support available to you. 

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More support and information

One-in-four adults and one-in-ten children experience mental illness during their lifetime, and many more of us know and care for people who do. 

St John's ambulance have created a great wellbeing self-assessment tool. On this tool you will go through 4 sections of questions around your personal mental wellbeing, including current wellbeing, stress factors, physical and mental health, and self-care. After each section you receive a tips and resources page and at the end of the tool a score for your overall wellbeing is provided. 

Download the Mental Health booklets from the British Heart Foundation and you will find all the information you need around common mental health problems, including: the early warning signs of stress and mental health problems, mental health awareness training, and managing someone with a mental health problem.

Why not try the NHS Mood self-assessment here.

Or look at NHS Resources of Mental Health.

Your mind plan is another great support tool from every mind matters. Take your time to answer the 5 questions in the interactive quiz and receive some top tips and advice for you.

Active Together have a wellbeing page including mental wellbieng. 

Last updated: Mon 15 April, 2024 @ 09:17