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Covid 19 Information

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



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.

Staff, volunteers and guests gathered at Cirencester Hospital last Thursday to celebrate its 30th anniversary and the 70th birthday of the NHS with a ceremonial tree planting.

Matron Linda Edwards opened proceedings by thanking the Cirencester community as a whole for its continued support in helping the hospital not only to survive, but to thrive over the past 30 years. She also thanked the Cirencester Hospital League of Friends for its ongoing generosity and support, which has seen the community hospital benefit from vital equipment and funding, instrumental in its continued provision of first-class healthcare and outstanding service to the community of Cirencester.

Linda concluded by thanking Cowley and Son Funeral Directors of Cirencester for its generous donation of a beautiful plinth, which is now home to the hospital’s sundial in the courtyard.

She also thanked the Cirencester Hospital League of Friends for their donation of a silver birch for the tree planting ceremony and for their gift of commemorative plaques for the plinth.

Chairman of the Cirencester Hospital League of Friends, Sheila Rees, went on to praise the hard work and dedication of the hospital’s staff and volunteers, before Chaplain Keith Burton led the assembled crowd in a short prayer and hospital volunteer Mike Redfurn conducted the official planting of the commemorative silver birch.