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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.

²gether NHS Foundation Trust’s Council of Governors has re-appointed Baroness Rennie Fritchie DBE as Chair to the Board and Chair to the Council.

Rennie has had a long career specialising in learning and development. She was educated in Ribston Hall, Gloucester and has worked as a senior executive for over 20 years including Chair of Gloucester Health Authority and the South and West Regional Health Authority; Commissioner for Public Appointments; and Deputy Chair, Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Audit Advisory Board 2007. She is also President of the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition; Patron of Pied Piper Appeal; and Ambassador for Winston’s Wish a grief support charity for children.

Rennie was first appointed Chair of the ²gether NHS Foundation Trust in 2008. She has been re-appointed for a further three years.

The Trust’s Council of Governors include elected and nominated individuals who represent the views of staff, members of the public and local partner agencies.

Julie Garnham, Deputy Chair of the Council of Governors said: “The governors are extremely pleased that Baroness Fritchie has been reappointed as Chair of the Trust for another term of office.

“Baroness Fritchie‟s strategic management skills and vision for the future has already led the Trust to great success. In these challenging times facing all public bodies, her commitment and enthusiasm for continued improvements in patient care and outcomes, together with her business skills and professionalism, will mean the Trust is in good hands for the future.”

Rennie Fritchie said:  “I am delighted to continue in my role as Chair for the Trust. A great deal has been achieved by the Trust over the last few years. We are delivering more services in Gloucestershire and we were successful in our bid to provide services in Herefordshire from 1 April. However, I know there is more work to do.

“This is a challenging time for the NHS. By listening to the people in our communities, our Governors and members, I am committed to working with colleagues to further improve the services we are commissioned to provide.”