It's well known that regular exercise is good for our bodies – and there's good evidence that it can help improve our mental wellbeing too.
Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance our wellbeing. It also plays a role in preventing the development of mental health problems and in improving the quality of life of people experiencing mental health problems.
Deciding what's safe for you, how hard you should push yourself and finding the right sport or activity can be difficult when you've got a mental health problem. And we can all struggle finding the motivation to be active.
Quick tips for being more active - Watch the video for five ways to get moving and feel better.
NHS Mind Plan Quiz
By answering five simple questions in the Mind Plan quiz below, you will get a personalised mental health action plan with simple, practical tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety, boost your mood, sleep better and show 'there are little things we can all do to look after our mental health'.
Free, safe and confidential mental health support for children & young people created by NHS Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland.
NHS - Adult Community Mental Health Teams
There are eight community mental health teams providing a secondary care planned assessment and treatment service. T
Carlton Hayes Mental Health Charity
The Carlton Hayes Mental Health Charity has endeavoured to support individuals of limited means suffering from mental health problems.
This guide explains what mental health crisis services are available, how they can help and when to access them. It also explains how you can plan for a crisis. If you're feeling in crisis right now, see our emergency advice.
Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales..
There are small things we can all do to help be kind to your mind, and these can make a big difference to how we feel.
Health for Teens - Leicestershire & Rutland
Mental health services for teens based in Leicestershire and Rutland
Health for Teens - Leicester City
Mental health services for teens based in Leicester City
Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project
Mental Health Advocacy in Leicestershire.
The North West Leicester, Hinckley & Bosworth Mental Health Wellbeing & Recovery Service
An NHS self-referral service that provides support to people with mild anxiety, depression and other illnesses.
Find information and support for your mental health.
MIND - Physical activity and your mental health
Information about how physical activity can help your mental health
A network based around mental health support
High quality mental health and supported housing services across Leicester and Leicestershire.
Stress is something everyone feels at times, and there are all kinds of stressful situations that can be a part of daily life. Click here for top tips to deal with stress and burnout.
A national mental health charity supporting people along their recovery journeys for over 60 years.
Good mental health for all
Being worried, low or out of sorts aren't just part and parcel of getting older - they're important signs that you're not feeling as well as you should be.Age UK provide resources which can advise you on health and wellbeing.
Look after your Mental Wellbeing
Here are things you can do now to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing.
Mental Health and Wellbeing First Contact Plus
An online tool which helps adults in Leicestershire find information about a range of services all in one place.
You don't have to struggle alone. Talk to someone. Get some help.
We Are Undefeatable aims to support people living with long-term health conditions to build physical activity into their lives, in a way that their condition allows.
Raising awareness for mens mental health.
Mental Health Services for CYP (PDF, 2.8 Mb)