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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.

Carers who support service users treated by ²gether NHS Foundation Trust are being reminded that their wellbeing is also vitally important.

The reminder comes at the beginning of Carers Week 2013, which starts today (Monday June 10).

Carers Week is an annual UK-wide awareness campaign, aimed at improving the lives of carers and the people they care for.

There are thousands of carers who support people with mental health problems, learning disabilities, dementia and other conditions treated by ²gether, and they are being reminded that they should not forget their own wellbeing while caring for those they support.

Dr Jane Melton, ²gether’s Clinical Director for Social Inclusion, said: “Carers, by nature, tend to put those they are caring for before themselves. Their selflessness often means they don’t seek support for problems they are experiencing. We want to remind carers that they are important too and we are committed to supporting them as well.

“We’ve demonstrated our commitment to carers through publishing and using our Carers Charter and Young Carers Charter. In the charters we pledge to work with carers, listen to them, respect and value them, as well as recognise their own needs. Carers Assessments are one way in which we can ensure carers get the full range of support they need.
“Carers undertake a critical role which we must value and respect. Carers Week is as good an opportunity as any to remind people who devote time to care for others that their health and wellbeing is essential. We hope that Carers Week will act as a reminder that carers must think of their own health and wellbeing sometimes too as well as that of those that they care for.”

The theme for this year’s Carers Week is ‘Prepared to Care?’.

Carers supporting service users within treatment from ²gether can request a Carers’ Assessment through their Care Coordinator.