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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.

Gloucester Rugby stars Greig Laidlaw, Jonny May and Mike Teague joined forces to back a  new campaign aimed at challenging smokers to kick the habit.

The Scotland skipper, Gloucester winger and former England and Gloucester legend all turned out to support the county’s NHS Stop Smoking Service, which is launching a ‘Kick the Cigs into Touch’ campaign with drinks coasters in pubs and animations on social media.

Greig, who was nominated for World Player of the Year after a great World Cup campaign, said: “As professional rugby players, we have to be at the very peak of physical fitness. It’s long been known that smoking can be harmful to an individual’s health, so we’re right behind the stop smoking campaign.”

The No Smoking Service is run by Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and funded through the public health service at Gloucestershire County Council.

Cllr Andrew Gravells, cabinet member for public health, said; “I’m really grateful for the support we’ve been shown by Gloucester Rugby club as we launch this campaign. We hope as many people as possible will join up to ‘kick the cigs into touch’.

“I know through my own personal experience that stopping smoking is never easy, but there’s lots of support out there if you’re ready to give it a go. We have an award winning Stop Smoking Service here in Gloucestershire, and I would recommend anyone who is considering quitting smoking to get in touch and give us a try!

“Giving up smoking is probably the smartest move any smoker will ever make in their life “

The initial campaign will run into December, and will be followed in the new year with continued efforts to help smokers who want to stop.

Chair of Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust Ingrid Barker added: “Get in touch with the Stop Smoking Service and you can make kicking the habit a team effort.

“The service offers free support which means you are four times more likely to quit than if you try on your own.”

  • Contact the NHS Stop Smoking Service on 0300 421 0040