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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.

²gether NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to welcome Neil Savage as the new Director of Organisational Development.

Neil brings extensive experience to the role, having held a number of roles within other NHS trusts. He is joining ²gether from his previous role as Director of HR Transformation, leading on the HR integration of Birmingham Children’s and Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trusts.

Prior to that, Neil worked at Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he successfully delivered local and national performance and access targets, developed and implemented a number of service improvements and people strategies, as well as implementing Business Continuity Management and Emergency Planning systems.

Neil is no stranger to the area ²gether covers, having previously worked for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He has also worked in HR roles for other NHS trusts, covering acute, mental health, learning disabilities and community services.

He is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and was the winner of the Health Education England West Midlands Inspirational Leader of the Year award in 2015, as well as being shortlisted as national finalist in 2016. 

Neil said: “I am very proud to be joining ²gether NHS Foundation Trust. They are a forward-thinking and innovative trust and I’m excited to build on the excellent work of my predecessor, Carol Sparks, who is retiring.

“I’m a firm believer that if we have engaged and committed staff, this has a positive impact on the quality of the services we deliver to our communities, so the benefit and welfare of all my colleagues will be one of my main priorities.

“I’m also looking forward to meeting members of the communities we serve and learning about the partner organisations we work with, and using this knowledge to enhance the service we offer.”

Shaun Clee, Chief Executive, ²gether NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Neil to the trust and are looking forward to working him.

“Neil’s extensive previous experience, both in mental health and learning disabilities, and in the wider NHS, will be a fantastic asset to the trust and we will certainly be utilising the skills and knowledge he brings with him.”