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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.

Athletic staff at Lydney Hospital are aiming to go the extra mile – or 603 extra miles to be exact – to raise money for local and national charities.

Nurses, health care assistants and therapists from the hospital are holding 13 hours of triathlon – swimming, cycling, running and walking – on Friday 20 November, and are aiming to cover the 603 mile length of Great Britain, from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

The day follows a similar event in 2013, when staff from the hospital set out to swim the equivalent of the English Channel and ended up covering nearly three times the distance, raising £2,500 for charity.

Staff will be swimming lengths between 8am and 9pm as well as clocking up miles on exercise bikes and wearing pedometers which measure the distance you walk or run.

Nurse Emily Richards, who has helped organise the event, said: “We’re using Whitemead’s pool in Park End all day and we have two bikes set up next to the pool as well.

“Covering 603 miles, even with everyone taking part, is going to be tough and we’ll need everyone we can get wearing a pedometer.

 “I’m confident that just about everyone working in the hospital that day will be taking part and contributing their miles!”

In order to ensure that the sponsored length of Britain represents everyone at the hospital, staff agreed to split the money raised between five charities. It will go to Great Oaks Hospice, Great Western Air Ambulance, Children’s Opportunity Centre, Royal British Legion and Teckles Animal Sanctuary.

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