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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.


Meet your local mental healthcare managers

An opportunity to meet the managers who run local mental and social healthcare services in Herefordshire is being arranged by Governors of ²gether NHS Foundation Trust (²gether).

The free event will take place on 13 October at The Green Dragon Hotel, Hereford, HR4 9BG.

It is being held to mark World Mental Health Day – a global celebration of mental health education, awareness and advocacy.

²gether’s mental health team and local charities will be on hand to offer information and suggestions on how to maintain and improve emotional wellbeing, as well as giving advice on accessing appropriate local services.

Refreshments will be available from 5:30pm, with the event running between 6pm and 8pm.

Dawn Lewis, ²gether’s Public Governor for Herefordshire said: “I wanted to mark World Mental Health Day by holding a very important event where people can hear from, meet and ask questions to the managers who run their local NHS mental healthcare services.”

Metal health is one of society’s last taboos even though one in four people will experience some form of mental illness during their lives – whether that’s depression, anxiety, stress, memory loss or a more complex condition.

Dawn continued: “There’s a lot of good work being achieved to tackle mental health stigma but we can all do more. I hope that this event will offer another opportunity for people to learn more about local services. I encourage everyone to come along, ask questions and get the information they may need for themselves, a family member or friend.”