Trade Sexual Health

Free, confidential health advice, information,
services & support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual
and trans communities of Leicester,
Leicestershire & Rutland

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Emotional wellbeing

Emotional Wellbeing

Often people go through stages where they feel unable to cope with particular situations, have an increase in negative thoughts or feelings, become concerned about their level of self-esteem, or worried about their performance or productivity at work.

There is a variety of support services available within Leicester that may help.

Trade Counselling Service

Trade runs a fully qualified counselling service. Counsellors are trained to listen sympathetically and can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings; you can find more details about our service here.

A group of other organisations also offer support, advice and help:

Open Mind LGB&T Service (For Leicester City residents only)

A talking therapy service for LGB&T people living in Leicester City who are feeling stressed, troubled, anxious or depressed, delivered in a safe and confidential LGB&T friendly space.

Referral: Self-referral by emailing for a referral form, or ringing 0116 295 2151 direct.

Address: Gwendolen House, Leicester General Hospital Site, Gwendolen Road, Leicester, LE5 4PW

Tel: 0116 295 2151

LGB&T or Q Peer Support Group (Network for Change)

A peer-led support group for anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning and has mental health issues or diagnosed mental illness, to meet others with similar experiences.

Referral: Self-referral

Address: Leicester LGBT Centre/Network For Change, 15 Wellington Street, Leicester, LE1 6HH

Times: Fridays - 10:30am-12:30pm (Level 1 Lounge)

Tel: 0116 247 0335


Recovery - Independent advocacy and impartial guidance

Recovery is an independent charity set up by survivors of mental health problems.

They offer a range of creative therapy sessions (art, jewelry making, centring therapy and creative writing). Recovery workers also visit individuals to assist with regular needs such as cooking, cleaning, shopping and budgeting.

Referral: Self-referral

Address: Vulcan House, Unit 36, Vulcan Road, Leicester, LE5 3EF

Tel: 07581282899 or 0116 253 2073


Rethink - Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Focusline

A charity offering a telephone helpline service providing confidential support, information and emotional help to the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland areas. This service is available to any adult who has a mental health problem, carers and professional agencies.

Referral: Self-referral
Tel: 0300 5000 927

Opening Times: Mon - Fri: 10am - 1pm



Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record - about whatever's getting to you. You don't have to be suicidal.
Find out why our service works and what you can expect when you contact us.

If you have concerns about our service before you try it, hear from others about how we've helped them. Please don't suffer alone.

Tel: 0116 2700 007 or 08457 90 90 90

Address: 1a Elmfield Ave, Leicester, LE2 1RB
Drop-in 9.30am - 9.30pm every day


This project offers support to adults with mental health difficulties, young carers aged 8 - 18, young and adult carers of adults with learning disabilities, and families and carers of people experiencing complex mental health difficulties.

Address: 79 St. Peters Road, Leicester, LE2 1DH

Tel: 0116 220 0070

Leicester City Social Inclusion Team

A mental health team providing 1:1 support for people with severe and enduring mental ill health.

Support is aimed at helping people to engage in community opportunities by focusing on skills, strengths and aspirations. Inclusion workers support people into areas such as education, volunteering, employment, social, sports, arts, culture and faith using a person centred approach.

Referral: Referral by health or social care professional. To be eligible, you need to be under the care of a psychiatrist or eligible for social care.

Tel: 0116 2953195

Opening Times: 8-5pm, support in the evenings can be arranged.