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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.

New courses to help with conditions such as stress, anxiety and low mood are being offered to people in Herefordshire.

The free courses are being provided by Let’s Talk – a service provided by the ²gether NHS Foundation Trust.

While people can be referred on to the courses by their GPs, they can also view information and sign up to attend courses online by visiting https://courses.talk²gether.nhs.uk or by calling 0800 073 2200

Rachel Parham-Connolly, of Let’s Talk Herefordshire, said: “With the New Year just getting started, now is a good time to think about our emotional health and wellbeing”.

“We offer courses to help with a variety of conditions and we’ve deliberately offered some courses during the day time and some in the evenings, to ensure people with work, caring and other commitments can attend.

“The courses are both psychological and educational in their nature. While they are run on a group basis, anyone attending can make their own decision about how much they want to share with the group and how much they want to observe and make their own notes.”

Each course lasts between five and eight weeks, with sessions generally lasting from one and a half to two hours.

Rachel continued: “People who have attended our courses previously have gained a lot from them, and they really can have a lasting impact upon mental health and wellbeing.”

The sessions are all being held at the Kindle Centre, in Belmont Road, Hereford. The list of courses is as follows:

· Managing Your Stress and Anxiety
· Emotional Wellbeing
· Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
· Overcoming Panic
· Lift your Low Self Esteem
· Low Mood

The courses are educational and 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) .

For further details, visit www.talk²gether.nhs.uk.