A Place To Grow is a free to use sustainable Community Garden with the purpose to support positive Health and Wellbeing. This will be done by encouraging people to learn new things by producing and eating healthy food, being physically active, getting involved in the community and meeting new people in a friendly, informal and safe environment.
The site is aimed at anyone with a health related problem who wants to improve their Health and Wellbeing.
To access the project the following criteria must be met;
Able to follow instructions
Able to use gardening tools safely
Respectful towards other site users
Able to communicate with other site users
Able to work without 1-2-1 supervision
What will the site provide?
Induction Programme- For new referrals (available 3 days per week).
Community Garden sessions – Existing users & those progressing from the induction programme (available 3 days per week).
Volunteering – For people who want to help out on site with tasks and support those using the site.
Dedicated sessions – For residents with more complex needs.
The Carers Health and Wellbeing Service is a free and confidential service for carers throughout Leicestershire. Our aim is to help carers look after their own health and wellbeing, as we know your caring responsibilities can sometimes leave you feeling tired, overwhelmed or frustrated, which can lead to physical, mental or emotional ill-health. The service is run by VASL, a community based organisation with a long and very successful history of supporting carers.
What is Kooth.com?
In Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland children and young people aged 11-18 can now access counselling online through our Kooth website.
Kooth.com is an award winning FREE online counselling and wellbeing service, providing emotional and psychological support and advice for children and young people.
Kooth.com is Anonymous, Confidential, Safe and Easy to use – Young people can make up their username when they sign up and chat privately with a trainer counsellor, or get involved in our magazine and online community or through our forums.
Available when young people need it – 24 hours. Messaging and chat rooms open till 10pm – 365 days per year to drop in and talk to someone. Counsellors are available from 12 noon till 10pm, Monday to Friday and from 6pm-10pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Professional and personal – Young people can read about and choose which counsellor to contact. All our online counsellors are qualified, experienced and have enhanced DBS checks.
Flexible – Young people have the choice to drop in when they want, or if preferred can arrange a booked time to talk with a counsellor.
A joined up service –We link with schools, community based services and health services to make sure young people get the best help they need at the time they need it.
Confidential counselling service offering long-term counselling for up to 2 years to adults in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The centre works with individuals who are suffering from depression, anxiety or stress, relationship issues, past or present abuse, family problems, bereavement, money problems, work related problems and many other things. Clients are asked to make a financial donation towards counselling sessions on a self assessed basis. This is negotiable upon circumstances.
We have developed a Recovery College. The college provides a range of recovery focused courses, seminars and workshops for people accessing adult mental health services and for their relatives, friends and loved ones – and for our own Trust staff.
The courses are free and aimed at supporting people to recognise and develop their personal resourcefulness, resilience and talents in order to become experts in their own self care, make informed choices and help them achieve their aspirations and goals in life.
The Leicestershire Recovery College has been co-produced and co-developed with people who use mental health services and with a range of external organisations and services. We offer a range of courses and our Spring 2016 Prospectus is available to download now!
A great new partnership formed with Phoenix Therapies who will be delivering a couple of new courses for us at a satellite venue – The Mett Centre. Also – courses now more accessible for people living in the Narborough/Enderby areas as satellite venues at Blaby District Council Offices and A Place To Grow in Enderby.
There are no entry requirements to enrol. We have an online enrolment form or you can can complete a paper form, to post to the college, alternatively you can enrol by phone on 0116 295 1196. The college is based on the Glenfield Hospital site (see map) for more information. The college is normally open 9.30am-3.00pm (although some courses may run past this time).
If you’re struggling with how you feel and need a talk, we are hear to listen. We aim to provide a safe & supportive environment for young people to meet up. The group is facilitated by understanding staff who can support you with problems, signposting, activities reduce social isolation & help to improve confidence.
REMIT is a community education project for adults in Leicester and Leicestershire who experience severe and enduring mental health problems.
Further information Our courses
a range of courses every week, approximately 2 hours
most courses are non-accredited but learners can progress from REMIT onto mainstream to work towards qualifications.
these courses are available on referral basis only.
Where are we located?
Our main base is at the Leicester Adult Education College in the city centre. We also have some courses in other venues.
Free parking is available at the following community settings:
The BRITE Centre – Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, LE3 1LE
Fosse Community Centre – Mantle Road, Leicester, LE3 5HG
Aylestone Leisure Centre – 2 Knighton Lane East, Leicester, LE2 6LU.
Need someone to enrol on your behalf?
If you experience mental health difficulties and would like to be considered for REMIT, please ask your mental health worker to ring us on 0116 454 1900.
Have a look at our Summer 2016 brochure.