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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.

This week (16-22 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is relationships.

²gether NHS Foundation Trust is urging people to focus on their relationships with friends and family and to understand the impact the quality of these relationships can have on their health and wellbeing.

Professor Jane Melton, Director of Engagement and Integration for the Trust, said: “We encourage people to follow the Five Ways to Wellbeing, which can help to promote good health and relieve some of the most common mental health conditions.

“In keeping with this year’s theme of relationships, the first top tip is to connect with the people around you, including family, friends, neighbours and colleagues. Our relationships are fundamental to our health and wellbeing, so it’s vital that we spend time investing in the quality of these.

“Relationships can be just as crucial to our wellbeing as other lifestyle factors, such as eating well, exercising more and stopping smoking.”

Mental Health Awareness Week is run by the Mental Health Foundation and we are supporting their challenge for people to go the extra mile in prioritising their relationships. They are asking people to make a relationship resolution and assess how much time they actively commit to building and maintaining good relationships. They want people to consider whether they can invest more in being present with and listening to friends, family and colleagues.

Professor Melton added: “As a Trust, we have a number of events planned for Mental Health Awareness Week, and we hope people will join us at some of these. But even if people are not able to join us during the week, I would encourage people to take the time to focus on nurturing  relationships as we know that good connections with people has a positive impact on wellbeing.”

To find out more about the events ²gether NHS Foundation Trust has planned for Mental Health Awareness Week, please visit https://www.ghc.nhs.uk/²gether-focuses-on-building-relationships-for-mental-health-awareness-week

For more information about Mental Health Awareness Week 2016, visit the Mental Health Foundation website: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week