Homeless Mental Health Service

The team offer engagement, mental health assessment and referral to mainstream NHS mental health and support services – for people age 16+ who are homeless (rough sleeping / hostels) or staying in temporary accommodation (sofa surfing etc).

Service Information

Service Overview

The team is made up of three mental health nurses, one part-time psychiatrist, one psychologist and one part-time team secretary.

They offer a:

Daily nurse lead “drop-in” service at the Dawn Centre, Conduit street, Leicester, LE2 0JN (9-12 for self referral)

Mental health assessment

Access to mainstream mental health services.

Supportive counselling

Brief Psychological Therapies

Direction to other support services

Who Is This Service For?

Anyone age 16+ who are homeless (rough sleeping / hostels) or staying in temporary accommodation (sofa surfing etc) who need support around their mental health.

Contact Details

Opening Times

Monday9am - 12midday
Tuesday9am - 12midday
Wednesday9am - 12midday
Thursday9am - 12midday
Friday9am - 12midday
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Referral Procedure

Referral Procedure

The team run a nurse led ‘drop-in’ service at the Dawn Centre, this is an ‘open door’ service to anyone who is homeless, who can self refer.

If you cannot make the drop in then speak to your GP or any other healthcare professional or anyone involved in your care who will be able to make contact with us.

EMERGENCY AND OUT OF HOURS

General advice and support with issues related to homelessness and mental health available from the Y – Project, Dawn Centre, Conduit street, Leicester, LE2 0JN tel: 0116 2212787

In an emergency, If you are worried about your safety and feel at risk of harming yourself contact your own GP or;

Ring 111 or Visit LRI Urgent Care. (This will link to Urgent Care info)

If you are in immediate danger ring 999 or go to Accident and Emergency at Leicester Royal Infirmary (This will link to A&E Info)

If you need to talk you can always visit the Samaritans at:

1a Elmfield Avenue
Leicester, LE2 1RB, UK

In person between the hours of 9.30am and 9.30pm or phone 0116 270 0007 (24 hours).