Top mental health charities in the UK

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Mental health charities provide advice and resources to empower the lives of those with mental health problems. They provide valuable guidance, improve services and increase general awareness and understanding around mental illness.

These charities help to ease the burden that public services cannot always meet.

To give you an idea of the type of mental health charities out there and the great work they do, we’ve compiled a list of mental health charities across the UK and local to us in Leicestershire.


Mind Charity provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

They provide professional training to bring real change and end discrimination as well as develop national and local support networks for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Contact details: 0330 123 3393 /


Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools. Their tried and tested model is backed by research. They provide support early to spot mental health problems before they develop and help children cope with challenges throughout their lives.

They use an effective therapeutic approach which is backed by research and combines several ways of working. They offer a menu of different services, including advice and support for families and school staff, to build resilience and raise awareness of mental health across the whole school community.

Contact details: 020 7923 5500 /


Rethink Mental Illness aim to meet each person’s individual needs and make sure everyone living with a mental illness is treated with dignity and respect. They support tens of thousands of people every year through their diverse range of mental health services and life-changing support groups.

They deliver tailored courses to help people better understand mental health and how they can provide the best support to someone living with mental illness. They have set up Rethink Trust Corporation, which can give loved ones, and carers of people with mental illness, a secure financial future and peace of mind.

Contact details: 0300 5000 927


YoungMinds are leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges.

They aim to foster innovation to meet the needs of vulnerable and excluded children and young people and promote good mental health to more children and young people than ever before. They champion the voices of young people and parents to influence mental health policy and practice and inspire excellence to achieve transformed, integrated services.

Contact details: 0808 802 5544

Top mental health charities in Leicestershire

LAMP (Leicestershire Action for Mental Heath Project)

LAMP provides independent advocacy that helps people with mental health issues and their carers. Working on developing their confidence to speak out, so their voices are heard, enables individuals to make a real difference in the quality of the support and care they receive.

They provide information and support, as well as organise and attend community events, to help challenge stigma, increase awareness and help those whose lives are affected by mental health.

Contact details: 0116 255 6286 /

Norton Housing & Support

Norton Housing & Support provides accommodation to adults with mental health needs and/or learning disabilities in Leicester and Leicestershire through a shared home setting.

Each of their schemes provides a high standard of accommodation, enhancing quality of living through a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. They also provide three supported flat schemes which benefit from Warden support and if required, one-to-one support.

Contact details: 0116 253 8541 /

Life Links (operated by Richmond Fellowship)

Life Links provides a wellness and mental health recovery service. They provide a wide range of services including residential support, supported housing, employment services, community support and crisis support. Their information, advice and navigation services can help individuals find community and digital resources to help them achieve recovery outcomes, making their independence more sustainable and support them in developing their own support networks. Contact details: 0800 0234 575 / Click here to email

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