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Are you, your friend, your child or someone you know in need of advice and a source of support?


If you are suffering emotionally in some way, you may find a support service that can help you by scrolling through the lists below. Depending on your age or need click on CHILD, YOUNG PERSON, ADULT, or PARENT for more detailed listings.. 

LOCAL SERVICES Latham House medical Centre Melton Mowbray.  Call to make an appointment to see your DOCTOR (GP) if you feel you need to discuss any issue causing you stress remember that your GP is there to provide free advice and refer you to the most suitable help service. Doctors are there to support your mental health as well as your physical health. Tel: 01664 503000

If you don’t know who your doctor is Call NHS Choices on 0845 4647 to find your local doctor or check online: Open door is a local counselling service for young people and has a small service in Melton. Tel: 0116 223 2397 email: This is the Leicestershire County Council website offering excellent information about Family Support for all issues from teenage pregnancy, sexual health clinics, counselling services, to supporting a family with a partner in prison. All contact numbers and links are provided on the site under the FAMILY SUPPORT page.


NATIONAL INFORMATION & SUPPORT WEBSITES- MENTAL HEALTH  ISSUES SAMARITANS – need someone to talk to? Samaritans provides confidential emotional support 24/7 to people experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings.  Tel: 08457 90 90 90 and Saneline 08457 767 8000 Young minds is UKs leading Charity committed to improving the emotional well-being and Mental health of children and young people. They offer information to children and young people about emotional well-being and Mental health. There is a helpline and on line service offering confidential support  and information. Mind is the leading mental health charity for England and Wales. Mind provides information to help promote understanding of mental health and campaign to promote and protect good mental health for everyone. Tel: 0300 123 3393 RECOVER YOUR LIFE.  This is the place to come to get articles, chat forum and other types of help on a variety of topics surrounding self-harming, including self injury, eating disorders, mental health issues, abuse and bullying, as well as drugs and alcohol and first aid. SORT-OUT-STRESS London based Website run by a team of clinical psychologists and aims to help young men who are stressed, anxious, down or have any other personal problems. Excellent links to confidential, emotional support websites, blogs and good information on all issues including anger, panic, sexuality, being a man, mental health, drugs and alcohol. Support Line 020 8554 9004 5pm – 8pm BBC EMOTIONAL HEALTH. Find out and understand more about emotional health issues such as dealing with emotional loss, bereavement, suicide, mental health and terminal illness.


FAMILY LIFE The Family Lives Charity supports families to improve outcomes for children. They provide free, professional, non-judgemental support and advice in a way all members of the family can access. This is available via a 24/7 telephone helpline - 0808 800 2222 email and a live chat line. Information and support the midlands under the title page FAMILY SUPPORT providing an excellent list of all services relating to pregnancy, divorce and separation, domestic abuse, lone parenting, behaviour management, mediation services, social services, grandparents, teenagers, contraception, smoking and more.  This is the place to look if you have any family difficulties. Parenting website with help and advice on all kinds of issues related to bringing up children. Tips, resources and parent blog to offer parental support.


HELP FOR CHILDREN IN NEED ChildLine is a counselling and information service for children and young people.  It offers a 24/7 phone helpline 0800 11 11 and an email/web information page. Get help and advice about a wide range of issues including bullying, alcohol, parents and abuse. Talk to a counsellor online in total confidence. Send Childline an email or post on the message boards. Tel: 0800 11 11 Are you worried about a child? The NSPCC Helpline provides advice and support to adults who are concerned about the safety or welfare of a child. We're here 24/7 by phone and online. It's free and you don't have to say who you are. We provide services in several languages, and also for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. Tel: 0808 800 5000


BEREAVEMENT & GRIEF THROUGH  LOSS OF A LOVED ONE CRUSE. National charity set up to offer free, confidential help to bereaved people. Cruse produces booklets on coping with grief which you can buy on-line.   Tel: 0844 477 9400 RD4U is a website designed for young people by young people. It is part of Cruse Bereavement Care's Youth Involvement Project and is available to support any child/ young person after the death of someone close. THE LAURA CENTRE- for when a child dies or is bereaved.  The Laura centre can provide therapeutic support to anyone bereaved of a child or young person and/or support for children bereaved of a parent or carer. TEL: 0116 254 4341


COPING WITH LOSS THROUGH SUICIDE & COPING WITH AND/OR UNDERSTANDING SUICIDAL FEELINGS SURVIVORSOF BEREAVEMENT BY SUICIDE (previously known as SOBS) exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.  Tel: 0844 561 6855 The campaign against living miserably (CALM) seeks to reduce the high suicide rate amongst men under 35. It is a campaign and charity targeting young men with a helpline, magazine and online community, but CALM listens to anyone who needs help or support. If you are thinking about suicide, read this first.  Another way to view your emotions and a very insightful guide to help you understand how to view your emotional state of mind. Papyrus is a national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. Papyrus aims to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues and suicide by …

  • Increasing awareness of young suicides and how to help prevent it
  • Provide services. A phone helpline is available - 0800 0684141
  • Support and disseminate research and knowledge
  • Contribute to local and national suicide prevention and awareness programmes.

Need to talk? Call the Samaritans T: 08457 909090  |  Childline: 0800 11 11

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