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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 call is being made for service users and carers to nominate a staff member of ²gether NHS Foundation Trust for an award.

The Trust’s Recognising Outstanding Service and Contribution Awards (ROSCAs) are held annually, and the Service Users and Carers Choice is one of the most hotly contested categories.

Carol Sparks, Director of Organisational Development for ²gether, said: “Our ROSCAs are an opportunity for us and our communities to pay tribute to the enormous contribution made by our health and social care professionals.

“Anyone who has received services from the Trust or cares for someone who has can 
nominate an individual or team who, in their opinion, has made an outstanding contribution for the Service Users and Carers Choice.  

“This contribution could be in any area – clinical care, service user involvement or administrative support. The decision is entirely up to the proposer but must clearly demonstrate that the nominee truly sees from a service user's perspective.”

The ROSCAs are sponsored by various organisations, including Alpha Colour Printers and the West of England Academic Health Science Network. 

Dave Oldfield, Operations Director of Alpha Colour Printers, which sponsors the Service Users and Carers Choice category, said: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring the ²gether ROSCAs again this year. 

“We’re particularly pleased to sponsor the Service User and Carer Choice category, because it’s for people who have received services from ²gether to nominate people and teams who have made a real difference to their lives. 

“There is so much work taking place around Gloucestershire for people with mental health conditions and learning disabilities, and it’s great to be part of celebrating the marvellous contribution the staff and teams of ²gether make.”

The closing date for ROSCA nominations is 5pm on Friday 11 November. To nominate, click here.