Homeless & worried about your mental health? Want someone to talk to? Need help?
There is a mental health service for people in Leicester who are homeless (e.g. rough sleeping, hostel/refuge/B&B, temp staying with friends / family) or are within three months of commencing a new tenancy from being homeless.
Come and talk to the Homeless Mental Health Service.
In a mental health emergency you can access support from your GP or Accident & Emergency Department at the Leicester Royal Infirmary or by calling the LPT Central Access Point on; 0808 800 3302
Who are we?
We are small team consisting of mental health nurses, an occupational therapist, support worker, a psychologist & psychiatrist
What do we offer?
A mental health assessment
Access to mainstream mental health services
Brief psychological therapies
Direction to other support services
What happens next?
The first meeting is for an assessment to find out about your problems and needs.
With one of the MH practitioners
Will usually last about an hour
Will be aimed at your needs
Allow you time to talk about your problems
Identify clear achievable goals
Refer to other services (if required)
Make arrangements for follow up
Advise on where to access emergency support
If you need on-going help, we then discuss with you and decide the best course of action to help you with either ‘Informal’ or ‘Formal’ support.
You can see any member of the MH practitioner team covering the ‘drop-in’ sessions; this is usually for short term mental health problems such as: anxiety,
low mood or stresses relating to your circumstances
Members of the team share your care; it will usually be because you have a long term mental illness such as Psychosis, Clinical Depression or Personality disorder.
In this case we may arrange an appointment with our psychiatrist or psychologist for further assessment /treatment.
You may require further help; we can refer you on to other care / support services;
Talking therapies (counselling)
Mainstream mental health services
Crisis Resolution Team
Drug & Alcohol services
Housing Outreach / advice services
Who Is This Service For?
Anyone age 16+ who is experiencing homelessness (e.g. rough sleeping, hostel/refuge/B&B, temp staying with friends / family) or are within three months of commencing a new tenancy from being homeless.
|Monday||8.30am - 4.30pm|
|Tuesday||8.30am - 4.30pm|
|Wednesday||8.30am - 4.30pm|
|Thursday||8.30am - 4.30pm|
|Friday||8.30am - 4.30pm|
|Closed on bank holidays|
Who can refer?
Self referral by anyone who is homeless
Any person in contact with someone who
Where to find us?
During this COVID-19 crisis we are offering a limited service;
Contact us by phone directly, or present to the ‘drop-in’ service within the No 5 daycentre, Hill Street, Humberstone Gate,Leicester, LE1 3PT.
This is an ‘open door’ service to anyone who is homeless or temporarily accommodated to self-refer. If however you are already seeing someone from an LPT mental health
team or a drug or alcohol worker, please discuss your needs with them first, as they will be in a better position to help you. At the No 5 centre people can ask support
project staff to contact us. In this “drop-in” service, priority will be given to people presenting for the first time,otherwise it is on a ‘first come first served’ basis.
If we are unable to see you the same day, arrangements can be made to meet on another day. We also can see people face to face at the Maidstone Centre, (St Peters Health Centre) for urgent appointments. Appointments at other venues in Leicester can be arranged as required.