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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.

It’s Time to Talk about young people’s mental health at a ‘get ²gether’ in Gloucester.

The event is being organised by the Governors of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and takes place on national Time to Talk Day, which is Thursday, 4 February.

Gloucestershire College, in Llanthony Road, Gloucester, will be hosting the event, which runs from 5pm to 7.30pm.

Visitors will be able to find out more about the services provided locally by ²gether NHS Foundation Trust and its partner agencies, and information about how to access them.

As well as being able to ask questions about the Trust’s work, there will be an opportunity to make suggestions about how the Trust can support the mental health and well-being of young people in the local area. People can also become members of the Trust at the event.

Gillian Hayes, one of ²gether’s Public Governors for Gloucester, said: “This event provides an opportunity for people to find out more about how we work with young people in our local area to support their mental health needs and their well-being.

“It is a great opportunity to find out more about the work of the Trust, and about the services we provide, alongside the other agencies we work with.

“The aim of Time to Talk Day is to get as many people as possible talking about mental health and break the silence that often surrounds this issue.”

Gillian’s fellow Governor, Paul Toleman, said: “We want to raise awareness of young people’s mental health and well-being, so we urge people to attend our event and take the time to talk about this important issue.”

Sue Steed, Vice Principal at Gloucestershire College, said:  “The College is proud to support raising awareness of mental health issues which affect so many young people in today’s society.”

For more information about the event, or to register to attend, please contact Debbie Robbens on 01452 894007 or email 2gnft.comms@nhs.net