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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.

The Macmillan Next Steps Cancer Rehabilitation Team

The Macmillan Next Steps Cancer Rehabilitation (MNSCR) Team is celebrating again after picking up yet another prestigious award.

The team scooped the Clinical Services – Rehabilitation prize at this year’s LaingBuisson Awards, which took place at the Park Plaza hotel in Westminster, London, earlier this month.

The latest in a raft of awards scooped by the team this year, it recognises MNSCR’s excellent work in helping those living with and beyond cancer to rebuild their lives.

Launched in 2016, the multidisciplinary team of cancer and healthy lifestyle specialists delivers a broad range of community clinics and programmes, before and after cancer treatment, to improve the overall health and wellbeing of those affected by breast, prostate and colorectal cancer living in Gloucestershire.

Now in their 13th year, the LaingBuisson Awards are the leading awards for celebrating excellence across both health and social care. Its panel of judges had the onerous task of deciding which of the many deserving nominees were the most innovative, successful and inspiring, across 28 different categories.

The Clinical Services – Rehabilitation Award recognises excellence in the provision of rehabilitation services – a category which saw the MNSCR team face some very worthy adversaries.

Hosted by actor, writer and TV host, Alexander Armstrong, the evening was spent recognising and celebrating the excellent work of many equally deserving projects, organisations and professionals who dedicate their lives to delivering tremendous health and care.

This has been a bumper awards year for the MNSCR team, with the LaingBuisson Award taking the tally won so far to five.

The other four awards scooped by the MNSCR team in 2018 are:

  • Global Lifestyle and Reconstruction Award: Zenith Global Health
  • Gloucestershire Excellence in Patient Empowerment: NHS 70 Awards
  • Best Proffered Research Poster, National AHP Conference
  • Vicky Clements Award for Cancer Volunteering (individual award won by the team’s Paul Ilott).