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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.

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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.

Adrian Eggleton, Deputy Director of Estates and Facilities, ²gether NHS Foundation Trust, joined colleagues to mark the 60th anniversary of the Health Estate and Facilities Management Association (HefmA) South West branch.

Adrian, who is Chair of the branch, joined CEO John Thatcher in planting a tree at Eastwood Park, Gloucestershire. HefmA has had long-established links with Eastwood Park, as it was formerly the national training centre for all NHS engineers, although it now operates independently.

The event was combined with a day’s educational seminar on the latest best practice and safety guidelines and marked six decades of the branch sharing estates’ and facilities’ best practice in support of patient care.  Many HefmA members would have undertaken their apprenticeship skills training at Eastwood Park at the start of their careers and now return in the present day for further skills development and management courses.

The tree planting was significant as the Regional Engineers Association chose to plant a stand of trees (seen to the right of the picture) in 1981 to commemorate their 25th anniversary of the formation of the branch.  In the early 1990s, the South West branch was absorbed into the Health Estate and Facilities Management Association (HefmA).

Adrian Eggleton commented:  “The new generation of Estates and Facilities managers in the South West have chosen to plant this commemorative tree at Eastwood Park today in recognition of the historic links and to celebrate the new strategic partnership the South West Branch has with Eastwood Park Training in providing bespoke educational seminars.  We are delighted it will be here for many more years to come and will eventually be moved closer to the new training centre being built on the estate.”