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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 and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust will be holding a joint Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 23 July. 

The combined event, which is open to all, takes place from 4pm to 7pm at the Friendship Café, Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester, GL4 6PR.  

“This is the second joint AGM we have held as Trusts,” Ingrid Barker, Joint Trust Chair, explained.    

“We are working towards merging our Trusts from October, in order to transform physical health, learning disability and mental healthcare services for our communities.

“By holding our AGMs in tandem, we can provide an overview of the performance and achievements of each individual Trust, but also highlight our merger programme and the exciting future we have ahead of us as Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.”

Everyone is welcome to attend, including Trust colleagues, service users, carers, partner organisations, and anyone with an interest in learning more about or influencing health services in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

The meeting will feature presentations as well as an opportunity to visit information stands and ask questions. Copies of the annual reports and accounts for 2018/19 for both trusts will also be available. 

For further information or to confirm attendance, please email 2gnft.comms@nhs.net or phone Lisa Evans on 0300 421 7113.

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