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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.

Below are links to sites offering information, advice and support from a range of regional and national organisations.

I CAN – Children’s communication charity

Glosfamilies directory – Information, support and advice for families, children and young people

Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists – The professional body for Speech & Language Therapists

The Communication Trust – A coalition of 50 not-for-profit organisations supporting children adn young people with speech, language and communication

The National Autistic Society – Information, support and services for people on the autism spectrum and their families

Talking Point – A resource database, library of local services and progress checker, developed by I CAN

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service – A countywide service which aims to reduce domestic abuse and ensure the safety of victims and families

Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board – Co-ordinates safeguarding and welfare of children in Gloucestershire

National Literacy Trust – An independent charity helping children develop literacy skills

Gloucestershire Total Communication

National Deaf Children’s Society – A charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf chlidren and young people

British Stammering Association – Information, inspiration, support and advice for people who stammer

Afasic England – A parent-led organisation helping children and young people with speech and language impairments

The Speech Language and Communication Framework –  A free online development tool provided by The Communication Trust

Down’s Syndrome Association – A charity providing information and support for people with Down’s Syndrome