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Self-Referrals and Support

The self-referral services available in Leicester are listed in the categories below. Contact information can be seen next to the service and you can click on the name to take you to their website and/or self-referral form.

Physical Wellbeing

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Live Well Leicester – 0116 454 4000 –
Helping with managing your weight and healthy eating, With access and signposting into various programmes that can support you to increase your levels of physical activity including walking programmes across the City.

Diabetes prevention programme – 0333 577 3010
Providing tailored, personalised support to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. You’ll have the chance to learn about healthy eating, losing weight and exercising. This combination of lifestyle changes is proven to help prevent the disease.

Podiatry – 0116 225 5118
Podiatrists are highly trained specialists in the foot and lower limb, who treat a range of conditions. These may include: skin and nail problems, pain and musculoskeletal problems or foot problems arising due to some long-term health conditions.

MSK Physiotherapy Service – 0300 300 0046
The MSK (Musculoskeletal) Physiotherapy Service provides outpatient clinics in community hospitals and health centres across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and aims to help those who are affected by pain relating to muscles or joints or have limited function or pain following an injury, both for acute and chronic issues. 

Sexual Health Services

Midwife – 0116 258 4834

Midwives are key to your pregnancy care. Providing a wide range of specialist services here in Leicester delivering around 10,000 babies each year, at hospital and at home. 

SHACC (Sexual Health & Contraception in the community) – 0333 332 4625

GP practices providing sexual health testing, contraception and treatment from local surgeries to preserve confidentiality and ease of access. You do not need to be registered at the practices to get an appointment.

Leicester Sexual Health – 0300 124 0102

Providing a range of free sexual health services in Leicester, from contraceptives to STI screening and testing.

British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) – 0345 730 4030

Leading specialists of abortion advice and treatment in the UK, taking care of almost 100,000 women each year in over 55 reproductive healthcare clinics nationwide.

MSI Reproductive Choices – 0345 300 8090

A global charity working in 37 countries to make reproductive choice possible, with abortion and contraceptive services.

The Orchid Clinic – 0116 258 5939 / 07867 528791

The Orchid Clinic based at Leicester Royal Infirmary has been set up to provide access for women considering / requesting a termination (abortion) of pregnancy.

Addiction Help

Turning point – 0330 303 6000

Providing drug and alcohol support, from detox and residential rehab to supported living and aftercare support.

Live Well Leicester – 0116 454 4000 –

Live Well Leicester is fully committed to supporting out local communities in Leicester to become, happier, healthier and fitter by offering support for stopping smoking and manage your alcohol intake. 

East Midlands Gambling Harm Service – 0300 013 2330

Providing specialist therapies, treatment and recovery to those affected by gambling addiction and gambling problems.

Care Support

Early Help – 0116 454 1004 –

Early help services are for children and young people of any age and can be supported from all kinds of services and organisations who work together to support the family.


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Mental Health Wellbeing 

A range of mental health support and help can be found in this leaflet

The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Triage & Navigation Service – 0300 1000 409 –

A service for young people under 18 who want help for their mental health, based in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Relate – 0116 254 3011

Relate Leicestershire is an independent charitable company with overy 80 years of experience and builds on the reputation of  National Relate to deliver high quality relationship counselling services to adults, children and families at their time of need. 

VitaMinds – 0330 094 5595

In partnership with the NHS, Vita provides talking therapies to local residents in various districts throughout the UK. It is a free service and you can self-refer to get help, no need to see a GP.

Harmless – 0116 309 0171 – 

The centre of excellence for self-harm and suicide prevention.

Community Family Therapy Service – 0116 295 2909

Family therapy offers families the opportunity to discuss their difficulties and work together to find new solutions, enabling them to rebuild and reclaim their relationships.

LOROS Bereavement Hubs –

The LOROS Bereavement Hubs offer drop-in sessions that aim to provide those who are bereaved with a place where they can access information, talk to others and share their thoughts and feelings.

Central Access Point – 0808 800 3302

Anyone needing mental health support for themselves or others can call this service on, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

OpCOURAGE – 0300 323 0137 –

Mental health and wellbeing services available in the NHS for Reservists, Service Leavers, Veterans, and families.