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Covid 19 Information

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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.

gether NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce that they are supporting the 2011 Heart of Gloucestershire Awards.

Supporting the Community Project Award for a second year, Gavin Davies, Assistant Director of Communications said: “We are delighted to be part of the awards and to again support the Community Project Award.”

“There are so many great examples of inspirational projects that are making life better for people across Gloucestershire, like last year’s winner, Chris Evans, of the Butterfly Garden Project.”

“His skills, enthusiasm and dedication have successfully engaged volunteers and created a therapeutic environment where people enjoy meeting up with friends and have the opportunity to learn new skills to perhaps change their life completely.”

The Heart of Gloucestershire Awards honours individuals who make a real difference to people’s lives and deserve recognition.  They celebrate the unsung heroes of the county.

Chris Evans, of the Butterfly Garden, deservedly won last year’s Community Project Award   said: “The award provided a springboard for the raising of public awareness in a very big way,”

“From total anonymity we found ourselves being a recognised organisation with people coming to us to volunteer their time or helping out in other ways by donating gifts or money.”

The Butterfly Garden is based at Dundry Garden Centre and help people with any kind of disability enjoy activities ranging from gardening and woodwork to music.

The project had run under the radar until this time last year when Chris was nominated for the Community Project Award.

For more information on the Butterfly Garden project, call 01452 713 068 or visit http://www.thebutterflygarden.org/