Mental Health

Mental health challenges are on the rise and you will have either have had, or know someone who has struggled with their mental health. Being physically active is by no means the answer but it can certainly help and in given situations, it’s been proven to be significantly beneficial. The research into physical activity and mental health is growing but the common themes are that being active can have a positive effect on anxiety and depression, especially activity that takes place outdoors and in green spaces, such as running, walking and cycling. There is an increasing body of services and resources to support people with poor mental health and some of which we have linked in with below.

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Mind LLR Active Monitoring

Active Monitoring is a 6-session early intervention programme for anyone who is starting to experience symptoms of worsening mental health.

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Active Mums Club

The Active Mums Club is the go to place in Leicestershire for anything relating to pregnancy and post-baby physical activity. We want local mums to know about the importance of physical activity during pregnancy - and how to go about doing it safely.

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Pride of the Borough (PoTB)

The group is made up of individuals, Friends of Parks, Civic Societies, Community Action groups, neighbourhood groups, Councillors and council officers who all work together to encourage people to take a pride in our Oadby & Wigston Borough.

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Every Mind Matters

Make the first move for your mental health No matter how much you do, physical activity can make a big difference to how you feel – boosting our mood and helping to reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress.

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Turning Point

Anyone from any background can experience problems with their mental health. Much like physical health, everyone has mental health. Mental health problems affect around one in four of us each year. We provide reliable support from experienced professionals when facing depression, anxieties, relationship issues, PTSD, and other mental health conditions. The community services we provide are free and based in your local area.

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LAMP – Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project

Our mission is to navigate people through the complexities of mental health support and empower them to rebuild their lives.

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Young Minds

We’re the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. We want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what. Find out more about who we are, the work we're doing and what we're trying to achieve.

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Shout 85258

Shout is the UK's first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. We launched publicly in May 2019 and we’ve had more than 1.7 million conversations with people who are anxious, stressed, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and who need in-the-moment support. As a digital service, Shout has become increasingly critical since Covid-19, being one of the few mental health support services able to operate as normal at this time.

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Leicester Life Links

Life Links provides a wellness recovery service tailored to meet your needs. ​Our information, advice and navigation services can help you find community and digital resources that will help you to achieve your recovery outcomes, make your independence more sustainable and support you in developing your own support networks.

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Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a moving meditation in the form of a series of gentle exercises that create harmony between the mind and body. Regular practise will improve your wellbeing.

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Waterways Wellbeing

JN took part in the canoeing and paddleboarding courses as part of South Leicester Green Social prescribing programme.

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Bambi on Ice to Paddle boarding Pro – My Experience of Blue Social Prescribing

Part of our Active Blaby service is to signpost people to activities that would best suit and benefit them. As a team, we recognise that starting your journey into an...

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We Are Undefeatable

When you’re managing a long term health condition, being active is about finding what works for you. Want help with starting to move more? We’re here to help. Click through for ideas and resources to help you start your journey to being active.

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Physical Activity and your Mental Health

Information about how physical activity can help your mental health, and tips for choosing an activity that works for you, and how to overcome anything that might stop you from becoming more active.

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7 Ways To Look After Your Mental Wellbeing At Home

Are you feeling anxious, lonely or down being at home due to Coronavirus restrictions? We have put together a selection of ways to look after your mental wellbeing during this turbulent time

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