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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.

²gether NHS Foundation Trust is encouraging new parents to share their experiences of mental health care in an innovative workshop this month.

The ‘Whose Shoes’ event is a brilliant opportunity to bring together parents with lived experience and those working in perinatal mental health so that lessons can be learned and improvements made. Based around a board game, the event will ask participants to ‘walk a mile’ in someone else’s shoes to try to understand different perspectives.

Last year, Gloucestershire received almost £1.5m of funding which was used to set up a specialist perinatal mental health team to support pregnant women and new mothers experiencing post-natal depression and other emotional difficulties, as well as their babies and families. The service has been really successful since it started in July 2017, and has already received nearly 150 referrals.

Trish Butler, Team Manager for Gloucestershire Perinatal Mental Health Service says: “the Whose Shoes event is about ensuring that the mental health of pregnant woman and new mums is considered just as important as their physical health. We are really keen to help women to access the mental health support they need and raise awareness of mental health during pregnancy and postnatally.”

The event takes place on Thursday 24th May at Kingsholm Stadium. Lunch is provided, partners/dads and babies are more than welcome and travel expenses can be reimbursed.

If you are interested in attending, please call 01452 894092 to book a place.

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