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A Place to Grow
A Place to Grow

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.


Local Authority
0116 272 7703
A Place to Grow, Mill Lane, Enderby,

Next to Enderby Leisure Centre
LE19 4LX
Tuesday – 10am – 1pm, Thursday – 10am – 1pm, Friday – 9.30am – 12.30pm.
Self-referral but call first for more information and registration
BrightSparks – Bradgate Writers Group

BrightSparks is a formally constituted arts in mental health group. It’s central principles are: to use the arts to promote positive images of mental health; social inclusion; and service user and carer involvement.

An informal writers group dedicated to creative writing and poetry. Open to in and out patients, and all levels of ability, including please who struggle to read and write. Feel free to drop in and check us out.

07795 475 806
The Recreational Hall, Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Leicester
Tuesdays 10.30 – 12.00
Self referral
Brightsparks: Arts Cafe

BrightSparks is a formally constituted arts in mental health group. It’s central principles are: to use the arts to promote positive images of mental health; social inclusion; and service user and carer involvement.

Come along to the Arts Cafe, do some artwork, have a game of pool or table tennis and view The Glenvale Gallery. Open to in-patients, out-patients, family and friends.


The Recreational Hall,
Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Leicester
Every Tuesday 1.00 – 3.00pm
Leicester Bipolar Self Help Group


An informal and friendly self help group for people that suffer with bipolar disorder, and also their friends and carers. The group is part of a MDF The BiPolar Organisation self help group. Provides a safe space for mutual support with others in a similar situation. New members are welcome to join and gain more confidence, make new friends, get practical advice and learn how to manage mood swings. Aims to help those who are needing to be heard, feeling isolated, or needing information or advice. Also aims to help those who are feeling angry about their diagnosis or unsure what to do and feel unable to to share their situation with friends or colleagues. Meets at The City Hall, Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1FZ.

07970 905634 / 0207 931 6480
The City Hall, Charles Street, Leicester
LE1 1FZ.
2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm
Telephone in first instance
Leicester Counselling Centre


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.

0116 255 8801
No 1 Lodge, Victoria Park, London Road, Leicester
Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm. Friday 9am-4pm
Self referral and via social care
Self assessessed donation
Leicestershire Recovery College

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).

NHS Service
0116 295 1196
Glenfield Hospital,
Groby Road Leicester
Online enrollment or paper form
Living With Psychiatric Medication

Who are we?
Free, informal and friendly meetings open to all who have an interest in discussing issues about psychiatric medication. This independent group offers a space to share and gain knowledge and experiences in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere. Speakers are invited (eg pharmacists) and time is spent on group projects. The group meets at Soft Touch Arts, 69 Wellington St, Leicester (opposite Leicester Crown Court buildings).

Soft Touch Arts
50 New Walk, Leicester