Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Information and advice on looking after your mental health and wellbeing

1 in 4 people in the UK will experience problems with their mental health each year.  Mental health illness can have a huge impact, whether you are experiencing issues yourself, or you are supporting someone who is.

There is a range of support to help with mental health issues -from speaking to your GP, taking part in a mindfulness session (in Hinckley and Charnwood areas) and discussing your issues with a trained practitioner.


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At First Contact Plus we work with the Mental Health Reablement Team (MHRT), the NHS’s Vita Minds service and the Mental Health Wellbeing and Recovery Services. The MHRT works with people across Leicestershire who need help and encouragement to be part of their community.  Poor mental health can reduce a person’s confidence to take part in things and live a normal everyday life.  The MHRT works with residents to build their confidence back up and work towards a positive recovery over 12 weeks.

Vita Minds provides psychological assessment and treatment for what are known as mild to moderate common mental health problems. It is normal to experience changes in your mood and behavior at times of stress and emotional upset. Your physical health may also affect your mood and stress levels. If these changes continue to affect you, then the Vita Minds service could help.

Vita Minds provides specialised skilled and accredited practitioners who are able to provide psychological therapies (talking therapies) for people experiencing common difficulties including depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma and stress.

The Mental Health Wellbeing and Recovery Services support people to access information and advice about mental health and local support. They also provide one to one and group personalised recovery support for those people with a mental health condition.

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