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Covid 19 Information

Please visit www.ghc.nhs.uk/coronavirus/

 

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Help in a crisis

 

If there is an immediate danger to life, please dial 999 or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department.

I am in Gloucestershire

If you or someone you know needs help in a mental health crisis, call our crisis teams. The teams work with those aged from 11 upwards.

Call 0800 169 0398.

And choose one of the following options depending on your location:

  • Option 1 for Stroud and Cotswolds
  • Option 2 for Gloucester and Forest
  • Option 3 for Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and North Cotswolds

Please note: telephone calls may be recorded. If you do not want that to happen, please tell the person who answers your call and they will phone you back on a ‘non-recordable’ telephone.

The number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Occasionally, callers may be asked to leave their name and number on an answerphone. In these circumstances, staff will return the call within one hour.

I am in Herefordshire

Mental health services in Herefordshire are now provided by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. 

Visit their website to find out where to get help – www.hacw.nhs.uk/urgent-help

If you need help but are not in crisis, please contact your GP if in opening hours, or 111. If you don’t have a GP use the NHS service search to locate the nearest one to you. If your query is not urgent, you can find our contact details here.

Are you feeling vulnerable? Do you need to talk to somebody now?

samaritans

Call free on 116 123
If you are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide, you can call the Samaritans.

Stay Alive App

A pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide. The app can be accessed through the Apple Store, Google Play and downloaded as a pdf.

childline

Call free on 0800 11 11
If you are a child or a young person you may want to speak to Childline.

selfharm

Call 0808 816 0606
Or text 07537 410 022
A safe, supportive, non-judgmental and informative service for people who self harm, their friends, families and carers.
Open every day 5pm – 10pm for phone and text support.

selfharm

Text 85258
Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

²gether NHS Foundation Trust (²gether) has been issued with its new NHS Provider Licence by independent regulator Monitor.

The licence, effective from 1 April 2013, is the tool Monitor will use to regulate foundation trusts and other NHS-funded providers under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

It sets out the obligations providers will need to meet in order to assist Monitor to fulfil its principal duty to protect and promote the interests of patients.

The licence conditions will help Monitor set prices for NHS care; enable integrated care; prevent anti-competitive behaviour which is against the interests of patients; and help commissioners ensure patients have access to NHS services when providers run into severe difficulties. The licence conditions will also allow Monitor to continue to regulate the way foundation trusts are governed.

²gether’s Chief Executive Shaun Clee said: “We welcome the introduction of the new Monitor licence and the independent oversight Monitor gives to us and other NHS Foundation Trusts.

“The licence should ensure our service users, partners, commissioners and communities can continue to have confidence in the way we manage and provide our services across Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and the surrounding areas.”

Dr David Bennett, Chief Executive at Monitor, said: “It is important that we create a balanced system of oversight in health care that puts the protection and promotion of the interests of patients at the heart of the regulatory process.

“Our goal is to have a licence which will allow us to operate as an evidence-based and patient-focused regulator in partnership with the Care Quality Commission and NHS Commissioning Board and enable licensees to focus on patient care.”

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