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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.

Cheltenham Town Football Club players Danny Andrew and Jeff Goulding will be tackling stigma, not opponents, when they support the ²gether NHS Foundation Trust by signing as Public Members on Tuesday 12th October.

The two local heroes are getting behind the Time to Get Moving campaign by pledging support to ²gether, the NHS provider of mental health and care services across Gloucestershire. The Time to Get Moving campaign promotes wellbeing by encouraging people with and without experience of mental health issues to get active together. Through this, exercise can be used to break down social barriers and stigma. Physical activity is also a great way to improve and protect your mental wellbeing as it releases endorphins, relieves stress and gives the opportunity to socialise with others.

Ros Taylor, Public Governor for Cheltenham and Chair of the ²gether Membership Committee said: “One in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives, this makes it everybody’s business. We want to promote a society where a mental health condition is seen as an illness like any other. By joining ²gether as a Public Member you can demonstrate your support to remove stigma.”

²gether has Foundation Trust Status meaning it is accountable to local people rather than central government. Public Membership of the Trust gives residents across Gloucestershire the chance to influence local NHS Services, pledge support and make a real difference to people with mental health services.

Membership is completely free and open to anyone living in Gloucestershire over the age of 16. Members can choose how much or how little to be involved from standing as a Public Governor, to feeding back on services or showing simply showing support by signing up.

For more information and to become a member of the ²gether NHS Foundation Trust click here.

 

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