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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.

Managing Memory ²gether is pleased to offer a range of group sessions for anyone living with dementia, and their friends and family. The sessions provide an opportunity to meet others, get support and find out more about dementia and how best to manage the changes and challenges that a diagnosis brings.


Sessions will take place at Gloucester Farmers Club Ltd, Agriculture House, Greville Close, Sandhurst Road, Gloucester GL2 9RG.

These sessions are all for family members/friends that support someone who has dementia

Understanding Dementia – Friday 1st June, 10.30am – 1pm

Brain and Behaviour – Friday 8th June, 10.30am – 1pm

Positive Communication – Friday 15th June, 10.30am – 1pm

Understanding Dementia – Tuesday 26th June, 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Brain and Behaviour – Tuesday 3rd July, 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Positive Communication – Tuesday 10th July, 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Forest of Dean

Sessions will take place at Colliers Court, Latimer Road, Cinderford, Forest of Dean GL14 2QA.

These sessions for people with early stage dementia and family members/friends that support them:

Living Well with Dementia Part 1 – Friday 15th June, 10:30am – 1pm

Living Well with Dementia Part 2 – Friday 22 June, 10:30am – 1pm

These sessions for family members/friends that support someone who has dementia

Brain and Behaviour – Wednesday 23 May, 2pm – 4:30pm

Positive Communication – Wednesday 30th May, 2pm – 4:30pm


Replacement care and travel costs can be claimed

Please contact us as soon as possible to book your place on 0800 694 8800 or email 2gnft.managingmemory2g@nhs.net.