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Covid 19 Information

Please visit www.ghc.nhs.uk/coronavirus/



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.

Notice of Election 

For the Council of Governors of 2gether 


NHS Foundation Trust


For the attention of all 2gether Public Members 

The Trust gives notice that it will hold elections to the Council of Governors of ²gether.

An Election is to be held in the following constituency:


Cheltenham (1 vacancy) 


Nomination forms to stand for election to this position can be obtained from Anna Hilditch via the contact details shown below.


All Nomination papers should be received by the Returning Officer, Caroline Hinchcliffe, at the address below by 5pm on Friday 22nd February 2013.


Electoral Reform Services Limited

The Election Centre

33 Clarendon Road

London N8 0NW

Tel: 0208 889 9203


Faxed or emailed nominations will not be accepted.


Should any nominee wish to withdraw their nomination, they must put this in writing to the Returning Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 27th February 2013.


Ballot papers will be distributed to qualifying members on Thursday 14th March 2013. 


Completed ballot papers must be received by the Independent Scrutineer by 5pm on Wednesday 3rd April 2013. 


The regulations governing this election can be obtained from Electoral Reform Services Ltd (address as above).

The Independent Scrutineer for these elections is Electoral Reform Services Ltd (address as above).

The Returning Officer for these elections is Caroline Hinchcliffe of Electoral Reform Services Ltd (address as above).



For any questions or for an informal discussion about the role of the Governor, please contact Anna Hilditch, Assistant Trust Secretary, ²gether on 01452 894165 or via e-mail anna.hilditch@glos.nhs.uk