Are you in crisis now?

If you are the victim of a crime, or need urgent assistance of any kind, call 999 immediately. 

Mental health support
 Organisation Support available

Mental Health Central Access Point                                                                                                                
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.

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.

NHS 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 or go to A&E at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Samaritans If you’re having a difficult time and want to reach out.

Phone: (+44) 116 123

This is a free to contact number, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Shout 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 Turning point is a service offered to anyone who is affected by drugs or alcohol and wants support to make change. They offer a variety of treatment options and will support you to find the right treatment for you. Regardless of your age, they have a service which will meet your needs. For young people up to 24, the dedicated young people’s team will work with you in any location that is suitable.


If you are worried about the behaviour of someone else towards you, support is also available through the following services:

Domestic and sexual violence support
Organisation Support available

The 24 Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline            

Call 0808 2000247 for specialist help and practical support if you are a woman experiencing domestic abuse or violence.


Galop provide support to LGBT+ people who are affected by domestic violence and other forms of abuse. Call 0800 9995428 to speak to an adviser. 

Karma Nirvana

If you are experiencing Honour Based Abuse, are being controlled by your family or are facing a forced marriage, Karma Nirvana can help. Call their helpline on 0800 5999247 Monday to Friday 9-5. In an emergency, always call 999.  

24/7 Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Line

The 24/7 Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Line is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. If something sexual happened to you without consent, you can talk to an adviser via webchat, or by calling 0808 500 2222.

Respect (men’s advice line)

If you are a man experiencing domestic abuse and want to talk to someone, you can access specialist support by calling 0808 8010327.