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Shelter Housing Aid & Research Project (SHARP)
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Provides information, advice and practical help to people who have a housing problem whether they have somewhere to live or are homeless. A case worker can help and may be able to offer representation at court in certain circumstances. The service is free, confidential and impartial. For emergencies in the case of homelessness telephone Shelterline on free phone 0808 800 4444.

VCS
0808 800 4444
13 Welford Road,
Leicester
LE2 7AD
Monday – Wednesday, 10 – 4 and Friday 10 – 3.30
Self referral
Free
Strides!
Strides!

Strides! is a user-lead organisation, based in Leicester. It consists of people who have suffered, are suffering or are recovery from mental health problems. Strides! has the following aims:

to encourage members to build social confidence, develop capacity, work as a group and take independent decision;
to promote social inclusion and participation in the wider community; and
to confront stigma and challenge negative perceptions of mental health.

We run a programme of education, social and recreational activities which is planned and carrier out by the members.

Strides leaflet: click me

Strides 2016 summer programme: click me

VCS
0116 236 2444; 07804 273230
14 Appleton Avenue, Leicester
LE4 2GA
Varies
Self-referral
Free mostly
Tariki Trust
Tariki Trust
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Offers counselling and psychotherapy for a broad range of psychological, spiritual and emotional issues. Aims to help clients find new ways to heal, grow and learn through the therapy process. Fees are on a sliding scale up to £45 per session. Clients must be able to travel to Narborough. Day and evening appointments available. Counselling room and toilet are on first floor with stairs.

* A supportive, reality-based approach
* Mindfulness and awareness work
* Flexible times
* No waiting list
* Sliding scale, affordable rates
* Independence and choice
* A pleasant environment in a homely setting

Not-for-Profit
0116 286 7476
12 Coverntry Road, Narborough, Leics
LE19 2GR
By appointment only
Self referral, GP and via agencies
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The Haven Counselling Centre
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We aim to offer clients the space and time to explore and clarify any difficulties they may be facing. This includes bereavement, redundancy, illness, stress, depression, sexual or other abuse. Work is confidential except in certain circumstances which will be discussed. Therapists are from a variety of backgrounds and therapeutic styles and are committed to working to those of of any or no faith. All work is professionally managed and supervised. Apointments are available throughout the week in Ashby and Loughborough, though first contact is via our Ashby contact details. A confidential telephone answer phone is available to leave a message – calls are returned as soon as we are able if a name and number is left. We are accredited by ACC. Therapists/counsellers are accredited by BACP and UKCP (or are working toward accreditation). Couples counselling is available. Supervision is also available for other professionals, groups and ministers of religion. There is a £15 cost to cover the registration form and assessment appointment. The cost of further sessions will be negotiated.

Not-for-Profit
01530 560921
The Haven
Park View 2, South Street
Ashby de la Zouch
Leicestershire
LE65 1BP
Appointments available Monday-Friday
Self referral
varies
The Involvement Centre
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The Involvement Centre is an information, IT and social resource for patients, services users, carers, family, friends and staff. It is based within the Bradgate Unit, just off the main reception. It is open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm (except bank holiday’s) and offers a relaxing, friendly, non-clinical environment.

No referrals or bookings are needed to access the centre. Individuals can drop in to use a computer (all of which have internet access); pick up some information leaflets or simply relax, watch television and socialise.

A small number of both information giving and activity sessions (eg employment advice and art groups) are run from the centre. A weekly programme is produced detailing the week’s activities. All sessions are on a drop in basis.

The centre has a small coffee shop where hot / cold drinks and snacks can be purchased.

NHS Service
0116 2252719
Bradgate Unit,
Groby Rd, Leicester
LE3 9QP
Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm
Self-referral
Free
The Mett Centre
The Mett Centre

The Mett Centre provides short, medium and long-term recovery-focused interventions and activities for people with complex and serious mental ill health who have difficulty accessing and attending mainstream services without ongoing intensive support.

This service is provided for adults who are open to a consultant psychiatrist within Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

Our team of occupational therapists and nurses works closely with them in a safe environment, and offers individualised assessments and activities/skills training designed to aid people in moving on to education, work and/or independent living.

The service has a purpose-built city centre base with a range of facilities. These include a large open-plan drop-in area, coffee lounge, therapeutic kitchen, computer area, and art area.

The Mett aims to be a safe haven, reducing social isolation and acting as a stepping stone into the community and supporting people to build on their strengths and resources to lead a fulfilling life after discharge. It sets out to provide people with opportunities to develop and take a lead in their own services via a service user forum.

NHS Service
0116 2953190
The Mett Centre,
Lee Street,
Leicester
LE1 3RF
Mon-Thurs 9.30am-noon; 1pm – 3pm Friday 9.30am – noon
Via a care co-ordinator or lead professional – must be open to a consultant psychiatrist within Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.
Free
The Way of The Horse
The Way of The Horse
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We teach positive mindset skills for every day life. Learn about emotions and how to feel them. We teach children/teenagers to be authentic and proud of who they are. What we do at The Way of The Horse We have established an Equine facilitated learning programme that will provide self-help treatment for children and adults who have suffered emotional trauma. The programme provides a process of learning that can assist people with mental health problems when other conventional medical pathways have failed. The underlying principle is that horses can awaken intuition and unspoken feelings and fears that can be released via simple engagements with horses. What is Equine facilitated Learning? EFL helps people cope with the daily issues and pressures of day to day life . We use natural horsemanship and Medicine Horse Way techniques to reflect back to students how their actions affect people around them. We have a quiet and tranquil setting which aids learning. We have found these methods to be particularly successful with children and adults that have Autism and ADHD. We have studied theories that the horse’s movement can aid and stimulate the neurological brain of children and young people who have delayed speech issues.

Not-for-Profit
07714269218
Lodge Farm Earl Shilton Road Thurlaston
LE9 7TQ
9am – 5.30PM
Email/call
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