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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.

Famed as being the seat of learning for Harry Potter and his fellow Hogwarts alumni, Gloucester Cathedral witnessed the graduation of a new set of students last Friday (15 November).

There to receive their certificates were the 2019 Severn and Wye Recovery College graduates, in a ceremony celebrating their successful completion of this year’s spring and summer courses.

Opening the ceremony, Recovery College Peer Support Worker Jane McGraham addressed the students, saying: “Well done for being here today. We’re here to congratulate you, the students – you are the important ones here today.

“Well done for your hard work and persistence. You are truly resilient and all of us on the Recovery College team are really proud of you.”

The graduates received their certificates from Professor Jane Melton, Director of Engagement and Integration for Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

“It is incredibly heart warming to be here today. I am completely humbled by your talent and resilience,” she said. “Congratulations to you all – you really are an inspiration.”

Since its establishment in 2013, Severn and Wye Recovery College has helped hundreds of people on their recovery journey from mental illness.

The college delivers educational courses which help students learn more about their condition and treatments and teach them the skills, techniques and knowledge they need to recover from mental illness, as well as gain the power and resilience to recover and stay well.

To find out more about Severn and Wye Recovery College, visit www.swrecoverycollege.nhs.uk