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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.

Tackle mental health stigma and get the help you need.

That is the message from ²gether NHS Foundation Trust (²gether) during National Men’s Health Week (13-19 June). 

Despite the fact that 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem, men are less likely to seek help than women and common conditions such as stress and depression may go undiagnosed causing long term problems.

²gether says that it is vital men can access the information and help they need to help manage the tension and frustration we may experience in our day to day lives.

Dr Chris Fear, Consultant Psychiatrist at ²gether says “Men often think that seeking support when they are feeling low is a sign of weakness. However without the right information and help men often self medicate with alcohol and drugs which makes their physical and mental health worse.”

This year’s national campaign by the Men’s Health Forum highlights how technology should be used to provide additional sources of health information and advice.

Dr Chris continued: “We want to make it as easy as possible for men to get information on managing their mental health. If you have concerns about your health or fitness, speak with your GP.

“We have also developed an iPhone app called the Moodometer. It is free to download and offers a confidential and interactive tool that suggests advice and ongoing support when people need it most.” 

Thousands of men could be suffering unnecessarily because they are reluctant to get the help they need.  New ways of getting information from the NHS, like using the Moodometer app, may help men and women take the first step to get the support they need.