#LeicsTalk Support

Here in the Students’ Union, and across the University and Community, there are plenty of services available for you to talk to if you need support.  Whether you’re looking for academic advice, someone to chat to about your wellbeing, welfare guidance or a specific support group, there’s something for everyone. 

We want you to feel comfortable and able to speak up about your problems before they get worse, so we’ve put together a list of where you can go for help.  Just click on the links in the sidebar for information on Union, University and Community support available. 

If you can’t find the service for you, email leicstalk@le.ac.uk and we’ll point you in the right direction.  We have a team of friendly, helpful staff waiting to hear from you, so don’t be a stranger.  Let’s talk – we’re here to help!

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Resources for Mental health

 

NHS has a set of online leaflets which provides self-help for various issues including anxiety and depression

Self-help leaflets

 

 

 

 

Mental Health Foundation provides a set of top tips in looking after your mental health through dealing with stress to using exercise to improve mental health

Resource      

Issue

Mental Health Foundation   

How to look after your mental health

 

How to overcome stress

 

How to sleep better

 

Stress Management

 

Using exercise to help with mental health

 

Using Mindfulness

 

 

Rethink Mental Health is a platform that provides excellent advice and support on how to deal with mental health issues and where to find the appropriate services. Below are the different links to various articles on Mental Health for Young People.

Resource

 

Issue

 

Rethink Mental Illness

 

Worries over mental health

 

 

 

Where to seek help

 

 

 

Supporting a friend

 

 

 

A Young Person’s guide to mental health

 

 

 

Anxiety

 

 

 

Depression

 

 

 

Eating Disorder

 

 

 

Self-Harm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staying Alive is a campaign originally founded by Grass Roots- Suicide Prevention. The app is totally free to users and offers help and support both to people with thoughts of suicide and to people concerned about someone else. The following table will provide links to Grass Roots website as well as link to both Google Play store and Apple Store to download the app!

Resource   

Platform

Link

#STAYINGALIVE  

Website

Grass Roots- Suicide Prevention

 

For IPhones

Apple Store

 

For Android

Google Play Store

 

Social Media

Twitter and Facebook  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mind has a series of booklets dealing with various mental health issues as well as stress or student life worries. Click on the following links below to see what advice they have to offer!

 

Resource      

Issue

Link

Mind         

Self-Harm

Understanding Self Harm

 

Depression

Understanding Depression

 

Eating Disorder

Understanding Eating Disorders

 

Stress and Anxiety

Understanding Anxiety

 

Seeking Help

How to seek help for mental health issues

 

Stress Management

How to deal with stress

 

Student Mental Health

Student Life