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Covid 19 Information

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

 

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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?

samaritans

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.

childline

Call free on 0800 11 11
If you are a child or a young person you may want to speak to Childline.

selfharm

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.

selfharm

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.

                                                                                                                                      Dr Undrill (right) receives his award from Professor Sir Michael Marmot.

Dr Guy Undrill, a consultant psychiatrist with ²gether, has been named Psychiatric Trainer of the Year 2013 by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

The annual RCPsych Awards mark the highest level of achievement within psychiatry, and are designed to recognise and reward excellent practice in the field of mental health.

Dr Undrill won the award for his significant contribution to the training and education of trainee psychiatrists. He was presented with his trophy by Professor Sir Michael Marmot, at a prestigious ceremony held at the Royal Society of Medicine.

Competition for the RCPsych Awards is extremely tough, and the judging panels were hugely impressed by the quality of this year’s entries.

The judges said: “Guy Undrill should be applauded for his great enthusiasm and expertise as a trainer, particularly in the field of Motivational Interviewing. His work has been much appreciated by the individual trainees he has mentored, and the trainees and trainers in the South West region who have benefitted from his innovative work.”

Professor Sue Bailey, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: “Through the RCPsych Awards we bring national recognition to outstanding psychiatrists. Training and educating the next generation of psychiatrists is absolutely vital if we are to continue delivering high quality mental health services to patients and carers. On behalf of the entire College, I want to congratulate Dr Undrill on winning this award.”

Dr Paul Winterbottom, Medical Director for ²gether NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Guy has consistently contributed to the educational experience to psychiatrists provided by ²gether and led the delivery of training in the wider arenas of Severn Deanery and the South West.  He combines an enthusiasm and energy with a desire to innovate and inspire colleagues.  I am delighted that his expertise has been recognised and extend my congratulations to him.”

Dr Undrill said he was ‘delighted’ to have received the award.

He added: “Being recognised by the college for work as a trainer is a huge compliment as education is one of the most important facets of the college’s work.

“I’ve been very lucky to have had the support of Rob MacPherson (the head of the school of psychiatry), Amjad Uppal (current director of medical education) and Steve Arnott (previous director of medical education). All three of them have real vision and commitment to psychiatric education in the region and they have helped to create the structure that has allowed many innovations in the region to grow and flourish, from the educational fellowship scheme to developments in supervision and (close to my own heart) bringing in coaching technologies from elite sports to communication training for psychiatrists.

“I hope we can continue to work together to make this region one of the foremost places to train in psychiatry in the UK.”

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