I am feeling Stressed

Feeling overwhelmed or stressed can be triggered by various things, including difficulties at home or at work. If you are feeling low, or anxious, often getting to the root cause can help. Look at those sections for further advice and support. The following specific sections may also help. 

Mind –  National charity for advice and support. https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/stress/what-is-stress/ 

Refer yourself for counselling…

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… https://www.vitahealthgroup.co.uk/nhs-services/nhs-mental-health/leicester-leicestershire-rutland/

Relate – Further counselling options (may be chargeable). They also offer children’s, family, and relationship counselling. https://www.relate.org.uk/get-help

Work-Related Stress

Talk to your employer, if you can, about how things are affecting you. They may be able to change your duties or hours, even for a short while until you get back on your feet. You may also get in touch with your work’s Occupational Health team if they have one.  

Citizen’s Advice Bureau – Can advise on many employment issues. https://citizensadvicerutland.org.uk/ 

Home-Related Stress

Rutland Information Service – As a parent or carer of a child or young person struggling with their mental health, you may benefit from getting support from others. See the directory of local services starting from the ‘Rutland Family Hub’. https://www.rutland.gov.uk/rutland-information-service/family-hub The visions Children’s Centre also provide courses on how you can support your child. https://www.visionsccc.co.uk/

Heads Up Leicester – Local charity for support. ‘We can help young people and their parents with challenging behaviour and conflict, low mood and depression, worry and anxiety, low self confidence and low self-esteem.’ https://www.headsupleicester.org.uk/

Early Help – Access a range of child and family support services. https://www.rutland.gov.uk/children-young-people-families/family-support-early-help-services 

Chat Health – Free text messaging support service for parents, guardians and carers of children aged 0-19.

07520 615 382 (9am to 5pm, they respond within 24hours).

Relate – For children’s and family counselling counselling. https://www.relate.org.uk/about-relate 

Freeva – If there are any concerns that involve any abuse or challenging behaviours, break the cycle and keep safe by getting specific advice. https://www.freeva.org.uk/

Family Action – Free support for adults with parenting queries and guidance around more complex issues. They have a ‘Family Line’ – Call 0808 802 6666, Text 07537 404 282, Email [email protected] or Web Chat https://www.family-action.org.uk/ Mon-Fri 9am-9pm 

Sendiass Leicester – Local support for those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) or for those caring for SEND – https://sendiassleicester.org.uk/ 

Support as a carer 

Here are a couple of supports available, buy you may find the dedicated support section offers more advice and detailed options.

Age UK – Information, advice and support for those over 50 years old. Call 0116 299 2233 or visit https://www.ageuk.org.uk/leics/ or see a summary of what they can offer https://www.ageuk.org.uk/leics/our-services/overview-of-services/

Admiral Nurses – Specialist Dementia nurses who offer practical and emotional support to the carer of those not just with Dementia, but memory issues too. Details of your local team are found here…

https://www.rutland.gov.uk/rutland-information-service/directory/xammwe2pumy

Call 01572 720959 for your local nurse team, or call the national helpline on 0800 888 6678.

Visit for further information – https://www.dementiauk.org/get-support/what-is-an-admiral-nurse/ https://www.rutland.gov.uk/rutland-information-service/directory/xammwe2pumy 

Extra support…

Take a look at the other mental health pages if there are some specific symptoms or things you may need some extra support with. If you are still struggling, please contact the surgery to book a 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.