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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:

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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

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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.

Repair work to the flooring on the first floor of Tewkesbury Community Hospital commenced in early July, and service users requiring inpatient care have been accommodated in an alternative care setting at Cirencester Hospital during this time. 

The operating theatre suite, which is also located on the first floor, will be closed for a short period to enable the work to be finished as quickly as possible.

To minimise the impact on patient care, The Trust has engaged Vanguard Healthcare to provide a mobile operating theatre unit on the Tewkesbury Community Hospital site, in order to ensure local access to day surgery procedures are maintained during the period of time that the theatre suite is temporarily closed. 

The unit, supplied by Vanguard Healthcare in Gloucester, is a combination of a mobile theatre and six-bed mobile surgical ward, which can function as a standalone facility. Vanguard has significant experience providing additional capacity to healthcare facilities during periods of refurbishment to assist with maintaining patient flow and delivering the highest standards of patient care. Over 250 thousand procedures have taken place in Vanguard units across the UK to date.

Julie Ellery, Matron of the Hospital, said: “Our priority is to ensure we are delivering safe and effective care whilst the repair work is completed at Tewkesbury Community Hospital. The Vanguard unit provides a high standard, clinical environment.

Service users who are due to have minor surgery will be able to continue to access Tewkesbury Community Hospital services as they do now. The unit also offers post-operation recovery space for six patients.

Seddon Construction Limited is confident that we can meet our original three month programme of work deadline, and we anticipate the ward and theatre will fully reopen by mid-October.”

The mobile chemotherapy unit has been visiting the Hospital site for several years, and enables patients to have treatment closer to home.


21 August 2017