Health and wellbeing services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Active Together are the local Active Partnership for Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland, and work collaboratively with a range of partners who share the ambition to reduce inequalities in physical activity and to help our communities realise the benefits of a more physically active life. Use the Active Together website to clubs, groups, parks and open spaces to be active in and around your local area.

Choose How You Move is a partnership project between Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council, funded by the Department for Transport.

Their website is a one-stop shop for travel information in Leicester & Leicestershire. Use the journey planner to help you explore the different travel options that are available in Leicestershire.

The Providing Care website has been designed to support care providers and carers in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR), by providing rapid access to a wide range of useful and practical information and resources. The Toolkit provides information on eating well, staying active, mental health, and workforce wellbeing.

Working in partnership with the NHS, Vita provides talking therapy services, known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and can provide advice and guidance on the best options for you. Talking Therapies offer a broad range of services to suit a variety of circumstances, including self-referral for a psychological assessment, so your journey with them will be unique to you.

Live Well Leicester are fully committed to supporting local communities in Leicester City to become, happier, healthier and fitter by offering access to a wide range of support services including access to stop smoking support, managing your alcohol intake, weight management and healthy eating, and physical activity referral and walking programmes. Their friendly team of hub advisors will help determine what FREE services are available to you, to find out more please call on 0116 454 4000 or visit the website.

Making Every Contact Count enables organisations and individuals to alter how they interact with people through learning how to recognise opportunities to talk to people about their wellbeing. It’s about ‘what matters to Sarah’ instead of ‘what is the matter with Sarah’. There are different levels of training available, including an eLearning package.

The webpage also provides guidance for supporting improvements in health and wellbeing, and resources to support the promotion and delivery of Making Every Contact Count.

To view services offering support to individuals in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland on a number of health and wellbeing matters visit the signposting and resources section where you will find useful information when considering healthy conversations.

First Contact Plus is an online tool which helps adults in Leicestershire find information about a range of services all in one place.

The initiative allows residents who require help with one or a number of issues to access a catalogue of information, advice, help and support. Information and resources on housing, health, living independently, money advice, work, security and other topics that assist the county’s residents can be found on this site.

First Contact Plus is delivered by Leicestershire County Council in partnership with GPs, the police, health organisations, voluntary groups and social care departments, district & borough councils who are helping adults across the county by working together to make access to services much easier.

The LLR Academy is a team of dedicated health and social care representatives working together across the Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland (LLR) system to improve outcomes and experiences for our patients and employees, creating ‘more good days’.

Start a Conversation is committed to building a community that supports the mental health and wellbeing of people across Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland.

Every life lost to suicide can affect the mental health of so many people within the community.

The campaign is led by Leicestershire County Council working in partnership with a number of organisations, from a variety of sectors from the community, that have come together with a commitment to prevent suicide.

The #StartAConversation campaign would like residents and communities across Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland to be more aware of the warning signs of suicidal behaviour and to have an open and honest approach to conversations about suicide. In this way we can work together to prevent suicide.

Menopause can affect people differently and for those who experience symptoms, it can be a huge relief to know their employer will support them.

The Henpicked website gives women a place to have their say, sparking discussion, promoting healthy debate and, hopefully, bringing about positive change.

There, you’ll find inspirational life stories, tips and advice for happiness, health and wealth, plus competitions and offers and recommended products and services.

Henpicked have created a comprehensive, best practice toolkit so that whether it’s overall planning, line manager training, colleague events, communication and engagement materials, ready-made and tailored for individual organisations, organisations are able to support the colleagues who need it most.

In LLR, we have a network of 15 ‘Menopause Advocates’, trained by Henpicked, who deliver menopause awareness raising sessions across the health and care system. To find out more, visit:

Leicestershire Partnership Trust

For staff working at Leicestershire Partnership Trust, see the full Health & Wellbeing offer here on Staff.Net: or email the team:

University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL)

Well-being at Work offer discounted and free activities and therapies to UHL staff to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle.

For details, please access the UHL intranet (“INsite”) and type “Well-being at Work” into the search bar or email

Freedom to Speak Up Guardians – There is a network of over 800 Freedom to Speak Up Guardians in England within NHS and independent sector organisations, national bodies and elsewhere that ensure workers can speak up about any issues impacting on their ability to do their job. To find your Freedom to Speak Up Guardian, visit:

Amica – Amica Staff Counselling and Psychological support services are an NHS-based staff counselling service. The service is open to those employed within a service who have an EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) contract with Amica. The service is free to the user and is completely confidential, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need support, phone 0116 254 4388 or visit

Occupational Health – occupational health services provide specialist advice on all aspects of the relationship between work and health. Contact your organisations occupational health service directly to find out more.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust Mental Health Support

Available all residents of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, find information and support for your mental health, including how to explore how you might be feeling, ways to prioritise self-care, and how to download helpful resources, as well as support if you need it right now.

Mental health support – Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (

Wellbeing Wednesdays

Wellbeing Wednesdays – YouTube

Wellbeing Wednesdays is a video series accessible via the link below for all staff across the LLR Health and Social Care System. We have now got a play list of all of the videos and colleagues can access all of the material produced so far and the material which will be produced in the future.

Public Health have put together a Self-Help Hub to help you find avenues of health and wellbeing support that are available in the area that you live. Visit