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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.

A recruitment fair is taking place to highlight the range of roles available in health and social care across Gloucestershire.

The event, at Kingsholm Stadium, in Gloucester, on Thursday 21 February, from 10am until 3.30pm, is being hosted by the county’s health trusts and Gloucestershire County Council under the umbrella of ‘One Gloucestershire’.

Alison Wilmott-Miller, Deputy Director of Human Resources for 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This is a great opportunity to find out about the wide range of careers on offer across our hospitals, community settings and in the care industry in Gloucestershire.

“A range of clinical and non clinical roles will be highlighted and you will be able to find out more about career paths, training and development opportunities, and have an interview on the day, if appropriate.

“There are few more rewarding careers than working in health and social care – whether that’s in a clinical or support capacity. We’d love to see you there.”

There are more than 300 career paths available in the NHS and care sector locally. These include everything from working as a Health Care Assistant, nurse, doctor, or therapist, to being a porter, accountant, personal assistant or catering colleague.

Find out more about the organisations and roles available by visiting www.oneglosrecruitment.net. There is no need to book a place for the recruitment fair – just attend Kingsholm Stadium any time between 10am and 3.30pm on Thursday 21 February.

 

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