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Are you in crisis now?

If you are worried about your safety and feel at risk of harming yourself please access help immediately through one of the following services:


If you are registered with the DMU Health Service call +44 (0)116 222 7272 for daytime appointments and NHS 111 for a GP out of hours service.

If you are registered with another GP please contact them instead.

In an emergency you can call 999, visit a local NHS walk-in centre or go to A&E at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

NHS walk-in centres

The Merlyn Vaz Health and Social Centre (by appointment only)
1 Spinney Hill Road
Leicester, LE5 3GH, UK
T: +44 (0)116 242 9450 or +44 (0)116 242 9450

The Oadby Walk-in Centre (by appointment only)
18 The Parade
Leicester, LE2 5BJ, UK
T: +44 (0)116 271 1360 or +44 (0)116 271 1360

Loughborough Urgent Care Centre
Hospital Way
LE11 5JY
More information


NHS Central Access Point

Leicestershire Partnership Trust

Telephone: 0116 295 3060

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust has launched a dedicated mental health Central Access Point phone line so that people of all ages in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can access urgent NHS mental health support directly.


1a Elmfield Avenue
Leicester, LE2 1RB, UK
In person between the hours of 9.30am and 9.30pm - the location is close to Victoria Park


Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

Text SHOUT to 85258.

Turning Point

Helpline: A free 24/7 mental health crisis helpline for over 18's in the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland area. The helpline offers emotional support, discussion around options and information on services within the area.
The helpline number is 0808 800 3302 or, alternatively, you can email Please note that calls are not answered by medical staff, and they will not have access to your patient notes.

Outreach: Turning Point run a range of crisis cafés, face-to-face appointments, and peer support sessions, which are available across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland. More information on these outreach branches is available through the crisis helpline.