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Health & Wellbeing - Services & Resources


 School Nursing Service (weekdays only).

 How to access:

  • GP
  • Child’s teacher, parent officer or school staff.
  • Healthcare professional involved in your family care.
  • Families can contact directly and self-refer.
  • Tel: 0300 3000 007

 Local NHS text messaging service (9am-5pm, Monday-   Friday, response within 24 hours). 

 For young people aged 11-19 years.

  • Tel: 07520 615 386 (Leicester City)
  • Tel: 07520 615 387 (Leicestershire County & Rutland

 For travelling families:

  • Tel: 07520 615 384

 For parents of young children and young people age 0-19   years:

  • Tel: 07520 615 381 (Leicester City)
  • Tel: 07520 615 382 (Leicestershire County & Rutland)

  • Online counselling, webchats and self-help resources available.
  • For young people age 11-25 years from Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
  • Counsellors available.
  • Monday - Friday: 12:00pm- 8pm
  • Weekends: 6pm - 10pm

  • UK charity committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
  • Helpline for parents - Tel: 0808 802 5544

  • Confidential support for young people under 25.
  • Online, social and mobile resources, information, films and discussion boards.
  • Free phone - Tel: 0800 808 4994

  • Eating disorder charity.
  • Support with emotional overeating, difficulties with food, weight and shape.
  • Helpline Tel: 0800 801 0677, Youthline Tel: 0800 801 0711, Studentline Tel: 0808 801 0811
  • Message boards, information and resources.

  • Rainbows is the East Midland's only hospice for children and is a place where life limited children and their families can find care and support. They also provide support and counselling for families and training to professionals. There is a section on the website showing useful links to organisations and resources.

  • The Laura Centre offers specialist bereavement counselling to parents whose child has died and to children or young people who have been bereaved of a parent or significant person. The centre offers a wide range of individual and group support as well as a variety of alternative therapies. They offer training programmes on supporting children with bereavement and loss.

  • Charity offering advice, support and information for bereaved people.
  • National helpline: 0800 808 1677
  • Website for children and young people.

  • Multichannel service for everyone engaging with NHS and Social Care.
  • Health information.
  • 'Moodzone' (tips and advice to boost mental health, self-help and treatment).
  • Where to go for additional help.
  • Local NHS website that brings together interactive and informative content for primary school children, their parents and teachers, including content on health and wellbeing.

  • An award winning website with content produced by school nurses, health and wellbeing experts and young people. This website is for young people aged 11-19.

  • The website has an area for families with resources on children and young people's mental health. You will need to register (for free) to access the resources.

  • Tackling the stigma of mental health problems.
  • Resources, videos, information etc.
  • Covers all age ranges, including adults.
  • 'Time to Change' is lead by 'Mind' and 'ReThink Mental Illness'.