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Winter Wellbeing and Mental Health Support for People in Leicestershire and Rutland (from Leicester City Council)


We are emailing you to ask you to promote the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Mental Health Wellbeing and Recovery Service which works to support individuals and communities where there are people struggling with their mental health.  We recognise that winter and Christmas in particular can be a difficult time and even more so in 2020/21 with the Covid pandemic and restrictions – that is okay and a normal response to the situation that these can have a negative impact on people’s mental health


The Service is here to help people and has developed new resources and training which are now available online.  The training is aimed at people  who are supporting others and resources will help them and people who are aiming to improve and maintain their own good mental health   We encourage people to sign up to the training at and to access the information and support from one of the service provider organisations (see below).


We also hope that professional and community organisations will refer people to these services.


The Mental Health Wellbeing and Recovery Service works across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to support people and communities.  They provide training on mental health support to others and direct support to people including to individual and group support, information and signposting.  Anyone can access the services and they can also be referred. The Service is run by three voluntary sector organisations


  • The Richmond Fellowship (Life Links) in Leicester, Blaby and Oadby & Wigston – who can be contacted at 0800 0234 575


  • Mental Health Matters in Rutland, Charnwood, Melton, Hinckley & Bosworth and North West Leicestershire – who can be contacted at 0330 323 0189


  • Voluntary Action South Leicestershire (My Mind Matters) in Harborough district – who can be contacted at 01858 411383