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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.

Iain Cockley-Adams and Chris Boden bid farewell to their moustaches with a ‘big shave off’ at Brockworth Barber Shop, near Gloucester. They were two of eight colleagues who had agreed to grow a moustache as part of annual campaign, Movember, which aims to raise awareness of men’s health issues and prostate cancer in particular.

As well as publicising the campaign by growing a moustache, some of the men also fundraised for Movember. Chris Boden, head of podiatry, also supported four drop in sessions for staff who wanted information regarding men’s health issues, alongside Anna Gibbins, healthy lifestyle co-ordinator, who led the Trust’s campaign.

Anna said: “It’s been a really popular campaign, and I am grateful to my colleagues for volunteering to grow a moustache and take the jokes that went with their facial hair!  This year’s campaign has focused on the 350 staff who work from our main office in Brockworth. As well as talking directly to colleagues, we took a more ‘covert’ approach and placed Movember-themed information in the men’s toilet facilities. It’s been another way to promote the really important messages about men’s health and how men can self-check for prostate cancer. Likewise, we have targeted information for women to pass on to their husbands and partners.”

Chris added: “Men tend to be not the most forthcoming demographic when it comes to talking about health issues, so by leaving information that people could take anonymously, we were able to get our message across effectively to those who preferred not to speak face-to-face. I’ve really enjoyed taking part in Movember, although it’s certainly nice to be rid of the moustache and back to normal!”

Rich, from Brockworth Barbers, which donated free shaves for the Movember men, added: “We’re delighted to support this great cause, as it’s such a fun and light-hearted way to highlight what is a very serious subject.”