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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.

A new Day treatment Eating Disorders service for people living with an Eating Disorder in Gloucestershire is being launched by ²gether NHS Foundation Trust.

The new Adult Day Treatment Team, which opens on 28 February 2011, will provide county-wide support, individual therapy and support during meal time to help people living with an Eating Disorder. The team will also provide group therapy for family members and carers.

The new Day Treatment Service enhances ²gether’s existing Eating Disorder services which in August launched an intensive Home treatment Service for children and adolescents with an eating disorder.

Ian Milsom, Senior Clinician in the new Day Treatment Service said: “The aim of our new Eating Disorders Service is to ensure people are identified as early as possible and are helped to recover in the community with their friends and family around them.
It provides extra help close to home reducing the need for out of county hospital admission which can cause disruption to service users and their family’s lives. Where appropriate, intensive therapy is provided to help facilitate recovery. Our aim is to ensure people living with an eating disorder are able to lead a normal life again.”

The Day Treatment Service will offer support to service users, their families and carers at the Brownhills Centre, Cheltenham between 10am and 6:30pm weekdays.

Ian continued: “It can often take a long time for people with eating disorders to accept or even recognise there may be a problem. Treatment and support is often required over a period of months and years. This is why a high quality community-based service is essential.”

Referrals into the new service is through a family GP. People can also call the service direct and working with the GP, the Eating Disorder team will work with you to determine the most appropriate service for your needs.

The new service also runs support groups for people affected by eating disorders where clinicians from the Eating Disorders Service are on hand to help and offer advice and will answer any questions and provide helpful information about topics as they arise.

The adults and carers support group meet alternate Tuesdays 7.30pm – 9.00pm
The adolescents and carers support group meet alternate Thursdays 7.30pm – 9.00pm

To join either of the groups and for meeting dates please call 01242 634 242.

For more information about eating disorders please click here.