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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.

A ‘get ²gether’ is taking place in Cheltenham to provide an opportunity for people to find out more about ²gether NHS Foundation Trust and its work.

²gether, which provides mental and social health care across Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, is organising the event with Trust Public Governors on the evening of Tuesday May 13.

The event will take place at St Luke’s Church Hall, in St Luke’s Place, from 6.30 until 8.30pm.

It is an opportunity for everyone to learn more about the services provided to people in Cheltenham and beyond, as well as become members of the Trust.

Ros Taylor, ²gether’s Public Governor for Cheltenham, who is also Lead Governor for the Trust, said: “This event is an opportunity for members and non-members of the Trust to hear more about our work to support people with mental illnesses, learning disabilities and other conditions, such as dementia.

“It is being held during Mental Health Awareness Week, so we will be hearing from a guest speaker from our Let’s Talk service who will be speaking about anxiety, which is the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week this year.

“Let’s Talk provides a range of services to help people with anxiety and other mental health conditions, and it will be very interesting to hear about how debilitating anxiety can be, but also the support available to sufferers.”

The event will also feature a presentation from Trust Chief Executive Shaun Clee, and there will be opportunities to speak with representatives from local services, visit stands, ask questions of our Board and Governors, provide feedback and have a say in helping to shape local services.

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