How can we help?

How the project works

Our team is made up of a diverse range of experienced volunteers who are ready to help.

If you would like someone to talk to each week, we can arrange for a volunteer to call you for 12 weeks. You can use these calls to explore goals to improve your wellbeing and work towards them with the support of the volunteer.

If you would like support going to a group or community activity, then we can arrange for a volunteer to meet you there and go along with you. Perhaps you have wanted to join a local craft group but are anxious about going on your own. A volunteer can meet you there and support you to get involved. They can go along with you a few times so that you have a chance to build your confidence.

If you would like to join our monthly wellbeing workshops, you are very welcome to come along. We deliver a range of activities each month based on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and shaped by the interests of the group participants. We currently host wellbeing workshops in Market Harborough and Great Glen. 

Who can access the support?

Support is available to those who:

  • Are aged 18+
  • Live in the Harborough District
  • Would like to improve their overall mental and emotional wellbeing

The support is free and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Please note that we are not funded to support people experiencing severe mental health challenges or those in crisis. If you would like to discuss your mental health or wellbeing challenges with us to see if our service is right for you, you are welcome to call or email us using the details below.    

How to get the help you need

If you would like to find out more, you can telephone 01858 456 042, email, or use our Community Wellbeing referral form 

Other sources of support.

It is important to note that although our volunteers are there to support clients emotionally, we are not a service that provides support in an immediate crisis. 
If you or someone you know needs support whilst in crisis, please:

  • Phone 999 – If you need URGENT help with any mental or physical health emergency.
  • Phone 111 – to find out what support is available to you (service available 24 hours a day).
  • Phone Samaritans on 116 123 any time for free to speak to a trained volunteer who is there to listen and support you.
  • Text SHOUT anytime if you are in crisis on 85258 and a trained volunteer will contact you.  (This is a free service available 24 hours a day)
  • Phone Leicestershire Mental Health Crisis Support Line on 0808 800 3302 (Free local 24 hour service).
  • The Healthy Harborough partnership is a collection of partners who deliver health related services across the district.

Community Wellbeing Harborough

Available across Harborough District
Telephone 01858 456 042
Address: Community Wellbeing Harborough, VASL, Torch House, Torch Way, Market Harborough, LE16 9HL