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In this section you will find information on various Mental Health Services, Support and Information which may be able to help you find the support you need and tell you where that support can be found.


Leicester City Open Mind Service

From 1 April 2016 Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust began to provide the Open Mind service across Leicester City. 

What is the Open Mind Service? 

Open Mind is a service that provides psychological assessment and treatment for what are known as mild to moderate common mental health problems, which 1 in 4 of us will suffer with at some stage in our lives. 

It is normal to experience changes in your mood and behaviour at times of stress and emotional upset. Your physical health may also affect your mood and stress levels. If these changes continue to affect you, then the Open Mind Service could help.

They provide specialised skilled and accredited practitioners who are able to provide psychological therapies (talking therapies) for people experiencing common difficulties including depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma and stress.

Therapies are based on guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence  They include courses in:-

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling for Depression
  • Mindfulness Based CBT (MBCT) groups
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Guided Self-Help Education and Group therapies.

How to Refer 

You may be eligible for help if you are aged 16 or over and registered with a GP practice in Leicester City. You can contact your GP who may arrange a referral to Open Mind, alternatively you can self-refer by one of the options below:

Please note that if you are suffering with ongoing suicidal feelings and attempts, self-harm or a major mental health conditions, a psychiatric referral must be sought instead via your GP. Also, where there is substance/alcohol abuse or problems with violence, other support services should be accessed. Anyone currently receiving psychiatric care must continue with their care programme and is unable to access this programme.

Complete an online self-referral form

  • Call us on 0116 2927010
  • Email: to contact someone who can take your details and arrange an appointment for you. We offer clinics in many places across the City, please state where you would prefer to be seen.

What will happen once I have been referred?

Once they receive your referral we will contact you with information about your first appointment.

The first appointment is generally completed on the phone, and your Open Mind therapist will work with you to understand what the problem is and to agree the next steps. Together, you and your therapist will plan a programme of support and self-help activities that match your individual need.

Where can I find more information about this service?

Further information can be found in their leaflets:

Open Mind Anxious Leaflet April 2016 [pdf] 407 KB

Open Mind Self Referral Leaflet April 2016 [pdf] 649KB

For Adults in Leicestershire and Rutland

Mental Health Crisis Support for all adults in Leicestershire and Rutland – LPT has commissioned Richmond Fellowship to offer urgent support
An appointment-based service operates at Box Tree Farm in Ratby from 8am – 8pm, seven days a week.

For more information please go to:




LAMP is an independent voluntary organisation working to promote good mental health for everyone living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

LAMP believes that if you use mental health services, you should have a say in how those services delivered.

LAMP believes that if you are caring for someone in mental distress, you should be listened to and have your needs met.

LAMP offers the following services:

For information please see the leaflet:


Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust – Adult Mental Health Community Team

The Adult Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) are made up of Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Psychologists providing a range of treatments, interventions and assistance to adults (people aged 16-65) suffering from difficulty with their mental health who have been referred by their GPs or other health professionals.

The types of illnesses people are referred with include bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, severe depression, personality disorder, dual diagnosis and aspergers/autistic spectrum disorder. People requiring ongoing treatment are seen in clinics, appointments made at CMHT bases and through home visits. There is also a developing group work programme.

To find out more about the services offered and how they work, please go to:


Richmond Fellowship | Mental Health Charity | Recovery

Leicestershire Crisis Services

New services have opened in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to give people easier access to support and guidance when they experience a mental health crisis. If you’re in crisis then you can now get help by calling or emailing our new helpline, visiting one of our face-to-face services or staying in our crisis house.

Our new helpline provides telephone support, guidance and signposting to other services. If needed, our team can also arrange access to face-to-face support.

Our helpline is open in the following hours:
Monday – Friday: 2pm-9am
Saturday, Sundays and bank holidays: 24hrs

Just call our Freephone tariff number* : 0808 8003302. All calls to our helpline are completely confidential and won’t appear on itemised bills. Alternatively you can contact the helpline by emailing:<