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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.

The 2gether Community Physiotherapy Team has partnered with Aspire Sports and Cultural Trust to develop a health and wellbeing hub for 2gether service users.

The project, called Aspire2goodHealth, officially opened its doors at GL1 leisure centre, in Gloucester, on July 18.

As well as providing opportunities for service users  to access Aspire’s facilities and services within GL1, the hub enables development of specific group work related to health and wellbeing.

Aspire has also kindly dedicated an area within the leisure centre for individual physiotherapy treatment sessions, clinics and joint working sessions with professionals from other services.

Speaking of the collaboration’s hopes and aspirations for the new initiative, community physiotherapist Nicola Dowdeswell,  said: “This is a fantastic new venture with Aspire.

“It’s about getting our service users feeling included – not just in this wonderful facility, but in the community as a whole.

“Giving them access to Aspire’s facilities, and their space, here within this fabulous Wellbeing Hub, offers them another step towards feeling fully inclusive on their road to recovery and wellbeing.”

Jacquie Douglas, Deputy Chief Executive at Aspire Sports and Cultural Trust, said: “As a local charity we are delighted to be able to partner with the 2gether Trust to trial this innovative way of working within the community.

“Our mission is to aspire to do more and we believe we must pool our respective skills, experiences and resources to help improve lives.

“We look forward to welcoming the 2gether Trust clients, staff and their families to our facilities to benefit from and enjoy the full range of services we have on offer.

“Please see our website at www.aspiretrust.org.uk if you would like to know more about us and what we ‘Aspire’ to achieve.”

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