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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.

Are you a carer or do you know someone who is?

Are you or the person you know accessing support that is available to them?

Carers Week (10th – 16th June 2019) is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

For more information about Carers week please see https://www.carersweek.org/about-us

Carers support in Gloucestershire

Support for adult carers and parent carers in Gloucestershire is provided by Gloucestershire Carers Hub.

The NHS bus will be on tour around the county that week where you or other carers you know will be able to speak to staff from Gloucestershire Carers Hub, dates and times are:

  • Monday 10th June – Stroud Tesco
  • Tuesday 11th June – Gloucester, outside HSBC on The Cross
  • Wednesday 12th June – Cinderford, outside the Co-op
  • Thursday 13th June – Tewkesbury Co-op
  • Friday 14th June – Cheltenham outside Marks & Spencer

There is a Tea and Talk session at Pullman Place on Thursday 13th June from 1pm – 3pm. Laura Collins from People Plus will be there from 2:15pm.

There is a drop-in session at Shire Hall in the Huddle Zone (2nd Floor of the Bridge, Shire Hall) on Wednesday 12th June, 1.15-2.45pm where you can find out more about the services Gloucestershire carers Hub offer.

Carers support in Herefordshire

Carer Links provides support to carers in Herefordshire.

During the week, Carer Links are holding a number of events where you can find out more about what the service provides.

Find out more here. (PDF download).

2gether is also holding a Carer Networking Event next week (Friday 21 June), where you can find out more about what’s on offer to support carers in the county.