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Covid 19 Information

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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.

Helen Ballinger, who is involved with the Trust’s implementation plan for learning disabilities, said: “This was a terrific day which allowed colleagues to meet a wide and varied audience of service users, their families and carers as well as building relationships with partner organisations and learning about other services.

“This was the sixth Big Health Check day that has been held and I would strongly encourage colleagues from across our services to consider attending future events.”

The day was organised by the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust alongside NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Gloucestershire Voices and Gloucestershire County Council under the umbrella of the Gloucestershire Learning Disability Partnership Board.

Simon Shorrick, strategic health facilitator at 2gether Trust and one of the main organisers of the day, said: “The day was a tremendous success, and the brilliant weather made it another day to remember. We again opened doors to the many mainstream, voluntary, support, primary and secondary care and specialist services in our county.

“I was really proud of all the workshop leads, actors, visitors, stewards and stall holders who were all fantastic and contributed so much.

“I believe the day helped give our vulnerable client group greater choice and access to services, as well as driving shared goals of reducing health inequalities, preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and ensuring reasonable adjustments are made for people with learning disabilities.”

The 2gether Trust in partnership with Barnwood Trust has produced a short video of the day which will be released shortly on YouTube.