Please find below a list of local and national organisations that provide specialist support for specific health conditions to residents in Leicester and Leicestershire.


Mental health / suicidal thoughts 



Free national telephone helpline and support by email and text. All available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Call 116 123 or email



For adults and young people, providing information on bereavement, where to go for support, and suggestions for helping yourself and others through grief. Clear and accessible advice and on dealing with bereavement.


Confidential support and advice service for children and young people under the age of 35, experiencing thoughts of suicide and for anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide.

Call 0800 068 4141 or email


Let’s Talk - Wellbeing  

Provides help for people with anxiety, depression and other similar difficulties. Let’s Talk – Wellbeing is available in many different places in the community.


First Contact Plus 

Provides information and advice on looking after your mental health and wellbeing and where you can get help /


Mental health support from Leicester and Leicestershire councils



Providing physical, emotional and financial support to help you live life as fully as you can

Cancer Research UK

Advice for adults and children

Cancer Support UK

Providing telephone groups for advice and support and Cancer Kits to aid recovery when having treatment


Hollyhocks Cancer Support Group


Cancer Care Map

Local cancer information, including support groups.

Call 0116 258 6189 or email

University Hospital Leicester

Local cancer information, including support groups

Dimbleby Cancer Care Map 

Rutland and Melton Cancer Support Group



Dementia UK


Alzheimer's Society

Dementia Support Service, Age UK Leicester



Care Choices Dementia Friendly - Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 

A practical guide to living with dementia

Leicester memory cafes and activity groups 

Helps coordinate dementia friendly walking and swimming opportunities locally for people living with dementia and their carers, family and friends


Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland

0116 299 2233

113 Princess Road East, Leicester, LE1 7LA

Motor Neurone Disease 


MND Association Leicester

Providing information and support

Email Jenny Holmes-Shuttlewood at:

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's UK 

Provides information and support. To find local support groups visit


Kidney Disease

Kidney Care UK

Advice, support, information and financial assistance to people with kidney disease and their families

​Leicestershire Kidney Patients Association

Provides support and guidance via the telephone, website, newsletter and allocation of small grants for basic needs



Heart disease

British Heart Foundation

To find your local support group, please go to the British Heart Foundation website, local groups section:

​Take Heart Group 

Provides support to cardiac patients, their families and carers who live in and around Leicestershire



Stroke Association

Provides advice, information, support and a translation line to people who have had a stroke and their families

Chronic Lung Disease

British Lung Foundation

Call their helpline on 03000 030555

Lung Disease, Breathe Easy Support Group

Email Breathe Easy Singing 4 Breathing, Corby: