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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.

 A ‘get ²gether’ is being held in Hereford to mark World Mental Health Day.  

²gether NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental and social health care across Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, is organising the event with Trust Public Governors on Friday October 10.

The gathering, at the Kindle Centre, in Belmont Road, will take place from 6 until 8pm and everyone – Trust members, non members, service users, carers and families – is welcome. 

It will provide an opportunity to learn more about the services provided to people in Herefordshire, both by ²gether and partner agencies, as well as have a say in how the Trust works.

Dawn Lewis, one of ²gether’s three Governors for Herefordshire, said: “This event is an opportunity to show support for people with mental illness, and find out more about what ²gether does to help those individuals, as well as their carers and families.

“It is being held on World Mental Health Day, which is celebrated all over the world in order to raise awareness about mental health conditions and highlight the huge amount of work going on locally, nationally and internationally to ensure people receive the treatment, advice and support they require.

“We want to see lots of people at the event, so please do join us to talk about these important issues and get involved. You are invited to bring along your friends too – we need to hear your voice and will listen to what you have to say – this, we the Herefordshire Governors, promise you.”

 The event will feature presentations from ²gether, as well as partner agencies. There will also be an opportunity to visit stands, ask questions of our Board and Governors, provide feedback and have a say in helping to shape local services.

Dawn is one of three ²gether Governors in Herefordshire. The other Governors for the county are Diane Topham and Adrian Wilcox.

For further information or to register to attend please contact Debbie Robbens on 01452 894007 or debbie.robbens@glos.nhs.uk