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 or would like support going to a group or community activity, then we are here for you.  Maybe you would like to join our monthly wellbeing workshops too.

Who can access the support?

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 or would like support going to a group or community activity, then we are here for you.  Maybe you would like to join our monthly wellbeing workshops too.

Anyone 18 and above who lives in the Harborough District can access the support.  (We are not funded to support people in crisis).  The support is free and funded by the National Lottery.

How to get the help you need?

If you would like to find out more, you can telephone 01858 456042 or email wellbeing@vasl.org.uk.  Or use our easy VASL online referral form Register or Refer for Our Services – VASL 

Relevant Information

It is important to note that although our befrienders 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
Email: wellbeing@vasl.org.uk
Address: Community Wellbeing Harborough, VASL, Torch House, Torch Way, Market Harborough, LE16 9HL