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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.

A new Emotional Wellbeing course will begin on Saturday mornings in Gloucester from June 8.

The course, which will run for five sessions, will take place from 10am until 11.30am, at the University of Gloucestershire’s Oxstalls Campus.

Jan Bagnall, Senior Therapist with ²gether’s Let’s Talk service, said: “This course will be very useful to anyone wanting to improve their emotional wellbeing.

“If you are struggling with low mood, depressed or feeling anxious, this course will teach you some useful skills to make changes in your life.

“Previous courses have been very well received, with those who attended saying afterwards that they felt less isolated, had got to know themselves better and that the course helped them to be more assertive and think in a positive way.

“We run other courses of this type, but we hope that because this course is on a Saturday morning, people who work during the week or who struggle to find childcare, will find it easier to attend.”

The free course will help those attending to gain:

  • an understanding of how to keep emotionally well;
  • knowledge of how to get more active, improve your sleep, eat well and feel better about your appearance;
  • more skills to improve your confidence and your acceptance of yourself;
  • a recognition of helpful and unhelpful thoughts;
  • a plan to get some meaning back into your life;
  • a plan for a way to be kinder to yourself;
  • techniques to be more assertive and to improve relationships;
  • a recognition of emotional early warning signs; and
  • a plan for managing those inevitable difficult days.
  • The course, which starts on June 8, is educational and is not a therapy group so we ask that if you have pressing concerns about your mental health and need immediate help or support, you contact your GP or the Samaritans (08457 909090).

To book a place, or to find out about a range of other courses offered, please ring Let’s Talk on 0800 073 2200.
For further details visit http://www.talk²gether.nhs.uk/