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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.

The huge contribution made by hardworking ²gether staff will be recognized in our annual award scheme. Nominations are now open for the Recognising Outstanding Service and Contribution Awards (ROSCAs) and this year is a double celebration as it coincides with the 70th anniversary of the birth of the NHS. The scheme acknowledges staff, teams and volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution and commitment to our organisation. There will be an annual awards ceremony where great colleagues are celebrated in addition to a monthly award for the best supporting colleague category.

Nick Grubb, Assistant HR Director, said: “There can be little doubt that our staff, both clinical and non-clinical do amazing work year on year to provide the best possible care to the community we serve. We know that our colleagues seldom seek out praise but we firmly believe that the dedication and commitment shown should be recognised. That is why we are delighted to invite colleagues once again to nominate members of staff to receive formal recognition of their contribution. Service users and carers also have the opportunity to nominate teams or individuals who have made a difference to them.

Nominations can be put forward for the following categories:

• Unsung Hero
• Award for Innovation
• Carer and Service User Involvement
• Clinical Team of the Year
• Non-Clinical Team of the Year
• Valuing Diversity
• Best Supporting Colleague
• Best Supporting Manager
• CEO Award for Outstanding Contribution

Nick added: “These are the 11th ROSCAs and it is uplifting to read the nominations as they come in. Last year we had a record 270 nominations so hopefully we may even surpass that total this year. And this time there is cause for a double celebration as our awards coincide with the 70th anniversary of the founding of our NHS.”You can nominate an individual member of staff or a team from any staff group who you believe makes an outstanding contribution and deserves recognition.

Please note:

• You cannot nominate yourself or a family member for a ROSCA
• You cannot nominate the team in which you work for a ROSCA. However, Team Managers can now nominate their teams as long as they are not included in the nomination.
• If you have any doubt about who is part of the team and who can nominate a team please call Nick Grubb on 01452 894 658. The closing date for nominations is Friday 2nd March 2018 more details here