Mental Health Advice from The Uppingham Surgery

Urgent Mental Health Support

If you feel you might attempt suicide or harm yourself now, or are concerned about someone with these immediate thoughts, please call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E if you are able to.

If you can keep safe for now, but still need URGENT advice, please call the NHS Crisis number for urgent support: 

24/7 URGENT/CRISIS Mental Health support – Call the NHS Central Access Point on 0808 800 3302 

 What’s on your mind?

If you feel that you don’t need urgent support but life is getting tough and you’re not sure where to turn, please take a look at the relevant sections to see how the Uppingham Surgery is working with services in the local area to help you find your way back onto your feet.

Local Support is shown below:


Adult Mental Health Services

Specific Advice from the NHS

The NHS has a dedicated website with advice on specific conditions and some techniques for you to try. Take a look for some further information.

Visit Mental Health NHS

This includes the NHS 5 Ways to Wellbeing…

Connect… With the people around you. Connections support you and enrich daily life.

Be active… Exercising makes you feel good, improving mobility and fitness.

Take notice… Be curious. See and reflect on the beauty or new things around you. Gratitude

Keep learning… Try something new, rediscover interests. Challenges for fun and confidence.

Give… Do something nice for a friend or stranger. Be rewarded by giving.

Free NHS Talking Therapies

Refer yourself for NHS Talking Therapies. For those who live in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland and aged 16 or over. You do not need to see a GP first and can call directly. Please call VITA Health Group on 03300 945595. Or visit their website for more information or refer online.

Visit the Vita health website for more information

Get Out and About

Sometimes it’s a listening ear and knowing you’re not alone, Sometimes you might need a helping hand getting out and about, to get out enjoying the old things you used to love doing, or getting into something new. Check out the local area to see what’s about.

Visit the Joy App website for Services

Pepper’s and the Neighbourhood Mental Health Cafe

On the High Street in Oakham, drop in sessions for people struggling with their mental health, for a chat and a cuppa. Several welcoming activities throughout the month to get confidence and support.

Visit the Peppers Cafe Website

There are particular drop in times for anyone struggling with their mental health and needing immediate support, and transport could also be provided.

Visit the Peppers Cafe Service Page

Extra Support for you

These pages are designed to help you get back to feeling you again.

If in doubt – make a note of the NHS crisis telephone number, and get in touch with the Surgery for review. You may be offered an appointment with our dedicated Mental Health Practitioner to decide what other support you may need. In some cases, medication may be needed to support your mental health and aid your recovery.

Mental health services for Children and Young People, and their Parents/Carers/Guardians

Health For Teens

Young people can use the free and confidential text messaging service on to contact their local school nurse for help and support. Text 07520 615 387 for a response within 24 hours, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).

Visit the Health for Teens website

Kooth

Join Kooth for access to an online support community, free articles and tools about mental health, or to chat to their team for help.

Shout

24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text 85258.

Childline

Childline is a free, private and confidential service that you can access online and on the phone. They can provide help and support for people up to their 19th birthday. Call 0800 1111.

Visit the Childline website

OK Rehab

Learn about how we assist people in rebuilding their lives. Addiction treatment should not just be about attending meetings or seeing a ‘professional’. Instead, treatment needs to be accompanied by deep and lasting lifestyle changes, including a shift in what you feel you are capable of achieving.

Visit the OK Rehab website

Parents, guardians and Carers of Young People

If you are a parent/carer, a professional or an education provider in Leicestershire, you can speak to an Educational Psychologist via the Leicestershire Educational Psychology Service Helpline: 0116 305 5100 (Wednesdays 9am to 11.30am).

Parents, guardians and carers of children aged 0-19 can also contact chat health, a free text messaging service on 07520 615 382. They respond within 24 hours, 9 am to 5pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).

I am worried about someone else..

If someone you know says they are thinking about suicide or harming themselves now, please call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E if you are able to. 

If they feel they can keep safe for now, but still need URGENT advice, ask them to call the NHS Crisis number for urgent support… 

24/7 URGENT/CRISIS Mental Health support – Call the NHS Central Access Point on 0808 800 3302 

It’s hard when you know someone is struggling, but you have no idea about how you can help them. Sharing this site with them is a good starting point.

Local Support…

Share some of the advice and support pages on here if you think they apply, or work through them together.  It might be the bit of encouragement that they need, particularly knowing who they can contact in the local area.

Pepper’s and the Neighbourhood Mental Health Cafe – On the High Street in Oakham, drop in sessions for people struggling with their mental health, for a chat and a cuppa. Several welcoming activities throughout the month to get confidence and support. Have a think about going along with them? https://www.peppersasafeplace.co.uk/

There are particular drop in times for anyone struggling with their mental health and needing immediate support, and transport could also be provided. https://www.peppersasafeplace.co.uk/our-services/neighbourhood-mental-health-cafe/

Get Out and About – Sometimes it’s a listening ear and knowing you’re there. Sometimes they just need a helping hand getting out and about and enjoying the old things they used to love doing. Check out the local area to see what’s up and coming… https://services.thejoyapp.com/

Free NHS Talking Therapies – Advise them that they can refer themselves for NHS Talking Therapies. For those who live in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland and aged 16 or over. They do not need to see a GP first and can call directly. Please call VITA Health Group on 03300 945595. Or visit their website for more information or refer online… https://www.vitahealthgroup.co.uk/nhs-services/nhs-mental-health/leicester-leicestershire-rutland/

Keeping them Safe…

To keep them safe, you may wish to come up with a ‘safe plan’ or suggest they take a look. If you both feel comfortable doing it, consider working through it together. It can be a great conversation starter and remind them of things they hadn’t thought about.

These websites can help keep people safe… https://theolliefoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/OLLIE-Safe-Plan.pdf 

www.stayingsafe.net

www.wellbeingandcoping.net

For support with self-harm

https://harmless.org.uk/people-that-self-harm/embed/#?secret=tWZMfpEswE#?secret=92TgiT47TK

https://www.startaconversation.co.uk/sac-resources

Other support by Phone or Online…

Consider passing on the number of some professional services so that they know where else to turn if and when they may be needed.

24/7 URGENT/Non urgent listening support – Call the Samaritans for free on 116 123, or visit their website: www.samaritans.org

24/7 CRISIS text support -Text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 

National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK – 0800 689 5652 – 6pm till Midnight 

They welcome callers of all languages. Supportive and confidential listening service to anyone aged 18 and over, with thoughts of suicide. https://www.spuk.org.uk/national-suicide-prevention-helpline-uk/ 

CALM – Suicide Prevention Helpline – 0800 585858 – 5pm till Midnight, 365 days a year 

or Webchat (https://www.thecalmzone.net/get-support)

A free, confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental support to those within the UK. 

Papyrus Hopeline UK – 0800 068 4141 – 9am till Midnight 

For children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide.https://www.papyrus-uk.org/ 

For NHS Staff only…

We need support now and again too! Look after yourselves and one another. This is for NHS Staff support…

Text FRONTLINE to 85258 for support 24/7

https://www.england.nhs.uk/supporting-our-nhs-people/support-now/

Further Support for you…

The following sites also provides some great advice on how you can give some support…

https://www.thecalmzone.net/guides/worried-about-someone

https://www.papyrus-uk.org/papyrus-hopelineuk/#

If in doubt – share with them the NHS crisis telephone number, and encourage them to get in touch with their GP practice for review.

24/7 URGENT/CRISIS Mental Health support – Call the NHS Central Access Point on 0808 800 3302 


Specific Advice and Support….