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Covid 19 Information

Please visit www.ghc.nhs.uk/coronavirus/

 

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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?

samaritans

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.

childline

Call free on 0800 11 11
If you are a child or a young person you may want to speak to Childline.

selfharm

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.

selfharm

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.

Patrick Senior, Staff Side Chair and Shaun Clee, Chief Executive have signed the Talent for Care and Widening Participation Partnership Pledge at this month’s JNCC meeting.

The pledge forms part of Health Education England’s nationally agreed framework to develop the healthcare support workforce.  It is a strategic plan to initiate change that will help create a support workforce that is strong, capable and proud – able to do their best with technology, adapt to change and able deliver some of the best healthcare in the world.

Signing the pledge is ²gether’s commitment to build on current initiatives that we already have in place  to help develop our support staff and further improve essential skills.  It is also an opportunity to offer support staff the chance to gain new competencies so that they become highly skilled, flexible and able to meet our future healthcare challenges.

The pledge is divided into three themes – ‘get in’, which will give more people the opportunity to start their career in a support role; ‘get on’, which supports people to be the best they can be at their job; and ‘go further’, which provides opportunities for colleagues to progress their career as they wish. 

Carol Sparks our Director of Organisational Development said: “Right across our Trust, support staff bring enthusiasm and dedication and offer quality care to our service users, their carers and family. Working with our staff side representatives, the pledge emphasises our continued commitment to provide opportunities for support colleagues to learn on the job, develop their skills and advance their careers”.

 

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