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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.

The reception area at our Weaver’s Croft site, in Stroud, has been refurbished, thanks to funding from Stroud Hospitals League of Friends. 
 
The waiting area has been brightened up, new seats have been put in place and the reception desk itself has been replaced with a brand new one. 
 
Jonathan Thomas, ²gether’s Community Services Manager for Stroud Locality, said the work meant that visitors to the site would now receive a much warmer welcome. 
 
“We are very grateful to the League of Friends for funding our new reception area,” Jonathan explained.
 
“Our former reception area was serviceable, but this work has made it far brighter and a more welcoming place for service users, carers and staff alike. 
 
“This is the latest in a long line of projects funded by the League of Friends at Weaver’s Croft, and we already have plans to carry out more work, with their support, to further improve the building.”
 
Weaver’s Croft, in Field Road, Stroud, is home to a variety of ²gether’s teams, including services for people with Learning Disabilities and older adults with dementia. 
 
Dr Roy Lamb, President of Stroud Hospitals League of Friends, said: “As a former medical director of Severn NHS Trust I have half a century of experience working with mental health services.
 
“I am so pleased to have seen the developments in mental health services over the years, and very pleased we have been able to play a part in this.”
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