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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.

Wotton Lawn Hospital in Gloucester is inviting all previous and current patients and carers to a classical Garden Party this Saturday (15 September).

The free, fun filled and informative afternoon is being hosted by ²gether NHS Foundation Trust (²gether). It takes place between 3pm to 6pm in the hospital’s Courtyard Garden on Horton Road, Gloucester.

Talented musicians including a harpist, violinists, a shimmering flute player and jazz band will entertain guests on the hospital’s outdoor stage. 

The event also includes a barbeque and traditional games including tombola with prizes generously donated by local Gloucestershire businesses.

Gary Dodson, Manager of Wotton Lawn Hospital’s Priory Ward, said: “Carers provide invaluable help and support – they really are the unsung heroes of our society. Our garden party is one more way we can help recognise and celebrate their vital role in a patient’s recovery as well as offer them further support, health and wellbeing advice.”

An estimated six million people in the UK, including around 60,000 in Gloucestershire, provide unpaid care to someone they know. Trust staff and other agencies including Gloucestershire Young Carers, Carers Gloucestershire, Rethink and Guide & PALs will be on hand to provide information and support.

Gary continued: “We are really looking forward to welcoming back old friends as well as carers of patients we are supporting right now.”

If you would like to attend the free event or for more information, please contact Gary Dodson at gary.dodson@glos.nhs.uk or speak to a member of the ward team by calling 01452 894535.

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