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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?


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.


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


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.


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.

Staff from ²gether NHS Foundation Trust will be hitting the road to mark Mental Health Awareness Week (May 13 to 19).

The theme for the week this year is physical activity, and ²gether is working with organisations including Active Gloucestershire and local authorities to promote the benefits being physically active can have on mental health and wellbeing.

The ²gether Roadshow will visit five locations during the week – Coleford, Stroud, Hereford, Gloucester and Cheltenham – to promote the facts about mental illness and the services available for those struggling with mental health issues.

Dr Jane Melton, ²gether’s Clinical Director for Social Inclusion, said: “Mental Health Awareness Week, which is run by the Mental Health Foundation, is an opportunity for us to get out and about to spread the word about mental health and wellbeing.

“Each year one in four of us will suffer a common mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety. It’s important to know that there is help available and there are also ways in which we can help ourselves, including by being more physically active.

“Not everyone will want to take up competitive sport or run a marathon, but by building a small amount of activity into our routine every day, perhaps by walking or gardening, we can all do a great deal to lift our mood prevent or overcome common mental health problems.

“We’re looking forward to meeting people during our week on the road, and we and Active Gloucestershire have got activities, competitions, giveaways and information to share. I’d encourage everyone to come along and see us.”

John Stevens, Chief Executive of Active Gloucestershire, said: “Active Gloucestershire’s aim is to get more people being more active and more often. This extends to all individuals whatever their circumstances which is why we are pleased to be supporting 2Gether NHS Foundation Trust during Mental Health Awareness Week.

“This year it is estimated that one-in-four of us in the United Kingdom will be affected by a mental health problem. Regular participation in physical activity and sport can promote mental well-being and enrich the lives of people experiencing mental health problems. There are many benefits of doing so including less tension, stress and mental fatigue; improved sleep and a healthy appetite; having fun and a better social life; less anger or frustration; developing a focus and sense of purpose and gaining a sense of achievement”.

Dr Sola Aruna, Consultant in Public Health and lead for Public Mental Health at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “When people are suffering with a mental health issue, they often feel alone, but it is more common than people think with around one in four of us likely to have problems with our mental and emotional wellbeing at some point in our lives.

“If you’re feeling stressed, anxious or depressed; you’re not alone but we do understand it may be difficult to talk about. These road shows will be attended by people who will be able to help and offer advice that you may find life changing.”

The roadshow will be out between 11am and 2pm on five dates as follows:

· Monday May 13 – Coleford, Clock Tower
· Tuesday May 14 – Stroud Subscription Rooms
· Wednesday May 15 – Hereford, High Town
· Thursday May 16 – Gloucester, King’s Square
· Friday May 17 – Cheltenham, High Street

To find out more about how you can stay active and keep your mind healthy, visit our Active ²gether pages.