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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.

Stroud Hospital now boasts the latest in x-ray facilities for its patients, thanks to the generosity of the League of Friends.

The new ‘Intuition’ equipment provides clear digital images in seconds which means a very quick experience for patients and uploads the images to a central computer so that they can be shared with a range of healthcare specialists as required.

The equipment has been housed in a newly refurbished x-ray room at the hospital, with the £140,000 cost of the equipment picked up by the Stroud Hospital’s League of Friends.

David Miller, chair of the League of Friends, said: “We have been supporting the fine x-ray department at Stroud General Hospital for many years and know it is extremely busy, covering inpatients, outpatient clinics, the minor injury and illness unit and patients referred by GPs.”

Dr Roy Lamb, president of the League of Friends, added: “While it is the Friends who  have contributed, it’s the people of Stroud who have made this possible and we have acted on their behalf.”

Sue Ward, lead radiographer for community hospitals, said the new equipment would offer patients shorter examination times and allow the department  to run more efficiently.

She added: “Images take seconds rather than minutes to process so by the time you’ve let the patient know you’ve taken the x-ray the image is available to view.

“The images are really sharp and with this machine the radiation dose is really low as well. This is very up to date equipment which means we can provide a very up to date service.”

Welcoming the donation at a presentation on Wednesday 27 January, Gloucestershire Care Services chair Ingrid Barker said: “We value the League of Friends because they are genuine friends, offering great support as well as much needed links and networks with the local community. This is hugely appreciated.” 

In another local connection, the equipment was provided by Stonehouse-based company Xograph.