COVID-19: Mental Health Support

Age UK Leicestershire and Rutland 

Age UK has a new helpline dedicated providing practical and emotional support to those over 70, especially those who are self-isolating and live alone. 
Phone: 0166 299 2239


Alzheimers Society

Alzheimers Society have a Dementia Connect support line for those worried about themselves or a loved during this time. 
Phone: 0333 150 3456


Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK is a charity working to relieve and support those living with anxiety by offering information, support and understanding.

Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon-Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm)
Text: 07537 416 905



CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) is a support line for men experiencing mental health issues.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight)
Online web chat (5pm -midnight)



Childline a confidential line for children to call if they need help or advice about any topic.

Phone: 0800 1111
1-2-1 virtual counselling:


Family Action

Family Action aims to support adult family members to deal with the pressures of family life. They can provide a listening ear, answer particular parenting questions or help with guidance around more complex family issues. They can also provide longer-term support through regular sessions with their Befrienders and Counsellors. All support takes place via telephone, text message, web chat or email and is free.

Phone: 0808 802 6666
Text: 07537 404 282


Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online support for young people. They provide an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.



Mental Health Matters Leicestershire and Rutland

MHM helps anyone aged 18+ who is experiencing emotional and mental health problems, providing information and support to empower people.

Phone: 0300 3230 189 (Mon-Sun 9am to 9pm)



Mind aims to support individuals with their mental health 

Phone0300 123 3393 ( Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm except bank holidays)


Mum’s Mind

A text messaging service providing expert advice and information for mothers who struggle with mental health issues during pregnancy and the baby’s first year.

Text: 07507 330 026 (Monday - Friday 9am – 4.30pm)


No Panic

No Panic offers support and information for those who suffer from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders.

Phone: 0844 967 4848 (10.00am - 10.00pm. NOTE: calls cost 5p a minute + your access charge)
Youth Helpline: 0330 606 1174 (13-20 year-olds 10.00am - 10.00pm)

Papyrus UK

Papyrus UK is a charity working towards the prevention of young suicide.

Phone: 0800 0684141 (9am – 10pm weekdays, 2pm – 10pm weekends, 2pm – 10pm bank holidays)
Text: 07860039967



Refuge is an organisation that helps women and children suffering from domestic abuse. They provide a freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline. 

Phone: 0808 2000 247


Respect offers a helpline for men suffering from domestic abuse. 

Phone0808 8010327


Samaritans offers emotional support to all ages.

Phone: 116 123 

The Silver Line

The Silver Line is a helpline for those over the age of 55. The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Phone: 0800 4708 090 (24/7).

Stop it now!

Stop It Now! aims to prevent child sexual abuse, the helpline is available for anyone with concerns about child sexual abuse.

Phone: 0808 1000 900
Secure messaging service:


Switchboard is a line for LGBT+ support.

Phone: 0300 330 0630 (10am -10pm)
Chat Online: 


Turning Point

A confidential mental health support free crisis helpline open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Phone: 0808 800 3302 (24/7)



Voluntary Action South Leicestershire- Harborough

Have a dedicated telephone line for anyone with a mental health concern to call for advice, information and guidance. You do not need to have a mental health diagnosis to use the service, you may be concerned about a friend, neighbour or relative and need some general advice about what to do.

Phone: 01858 411383 (Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm, Fridays 9am-4.30pm).  


Young Minds

Young Minds is a charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people.

Phone: 0808 802 5544 (Parents Helpline - Monday to Friday 9.30am)
Text: text YM to 85258 (If you need urgent help)

See Also

COVID-19: Where Can I Get Help and Support?

Rutland and Melton

1.MADMAC is there for anyone needing financial advice during this period and are experts in working out all the Government support you may be entitled to. 

T: 07775 942046