Other Sources of Support

where we areUrgent Support

If you are in urgent need of support, or needing support whilst waiting for an appointment with the Counselling and Wellbeing service, you can contact the following:


Contact your own GP, or if you are registered with the Victoria Park Health Centre contact them on 0116 2151105.


Provides 24-hour medical advice and information by calling 111, or on line http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx

Urgent Care Centre, Walk-in Centres and Minor Injuries Units

These offer a range of treatment for minor illnesses and injuries including, lacerations, stomach upsets, burns and strains. You will be seen by an experienced nurse, without an appointment. X-ray is available at some locations.

Leicester Royal Infirmary
Infirmary Square, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 5WW 
Tel: 0300 303 1573
Opening times 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Oadby & Wigston Walk-In Medical Centre
18 The Parade, Oadby, Leics, LE2 5BJ 
Tel: 0116 271 1360


Open 8am-8pm, 7 days a week

The Merlyn Vaz Health & Social Care Centre
1 Spinney Hill Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 3GH 
Tel: 0116 242 9450 
Open 8am-8pm, 7 days a week

24 Hour local NHS line for Support for Urgent Mental Health needs

Available to people of all ages in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland. Tel. 0116 295 3060



Tel: 116 123

Text: jo@samaritans.org


A 24 hour anonymous telephone counselling line, or you can see someone in person between 9.30am and 9.30pm. You can talk to them about any issue troubling you.


Tel: 0116 223 1230                      8pm–8am Term time



A confidential and anonymous telephone listening, support and information service. It is run by students, providing emotional support to students in distress. Phones are manned throughout the night during term time.


HeadSpace run by Turning Point which is a confidential space for you to get support with mental health, led by trained staff from Turning Point. Monday to Fridays during term time. Bookable telephone appointments 10:00-16:00, Please book through the Advice service: email advice@le.ac.uk or call: 0116 223 1132. Term-time only.

Vita Health Group

In partnership with the NHS,  Vita Health Group offer a range of short-term psychological therapies to adults 16-years and over, who live and are registered with a GP in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Anyone who would like to access their services is able to self-refer or be referred by a health, social care or other appropriate professional by completing an online form found here: https://www.vitahealthgroup.co.uk/make-a-referral/self-referral/nhs-mental-health-self-referral/leicester-leicestershire-rutland-nhs-mental-health-self-referral/

General information about their service can also be found on our website here:




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