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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.

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

If you are in Herefordshire and need support, please call us using one of the following numbers:

  • Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, please contact the team or service who currently provide your care.
  • Monday to Friday, 5pm – 9am and 24 hours on weekends and bank holidays, please call our Mental Health Matters Helpline on: 0800 015 7271

These contact numbers are for people already in contact with our services. If you are not currently in contact with us, please call 111 or your GP.

Our out of hours, weekend and bank holiday service is provided by Mental Health Matters.

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.

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Forest of Dean locations and baby hubs

Details of baby hubs and services in the Forest of Dean.




Health Visiting Office
Grove Road
GL15 5JE

Telephone 0300 421 8746 (Health Visiting Team)
0300 421 8693 / 8208 / 8652 (Team Admin)

Working hours
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Team members

Health Visitors

Alison Monk
Becky Wellsted 
Helen Beddis
Kayleigh Adams
Lynette Cutter
Julian Morris
Lisa Poole

Public Health Nurse Practitioner

Lucie Taylor

Community Nursery Nurses

Tracey Gardiner
Sue Jenkins
Nicki Mitchinson




Health Visiting Office
Holts Health Centre
Watery Lane
GL18 1BA

Telephone 0300 421 8192 / 6734
Team Admin: 0300 421 8208 / 8652 / 8693

Working hours
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Team members

Health Visitors

Lin Thomas
Marian Smith
Alex Collop
Deirdre Delafield

Public Health Nurse Practitioner
Lucie Taylor

Community Nursery Nurse
Ann-Marie Burke

Baby Hubs

The Rivers Children’s Centre, Lydney
2nd Monday of the month, 12.30pm to 2pm

St Briavels
1st Tuesday of the month, 11am to 12pm

3rd Tuesday of the month, 11am to 12pm

Mitcheldean Library
Every Thursday, 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Blakeney Surgery
2nd Wednesday of the month, 9am to 10.30am

Coleford Health Centre
Wednesday, 9.30am to 11.30am

Bream Surgery
1st Wednesday of the month, 1.30pm to 3pm
(Sessions could be cancelled due to GP training – please phone to check)

Yorkley Surgery
4th Thursday of the month, 1.30pm to 3pm
(Sessions could be cancelled due to GP training – please phone to check)

Lydney Health Centre
1st & 3rd Thursday of the month, 9.30am to 11.30am

Newent Health Centre (Self-weigh)
Every Thursday, 10.15am to 11.45am

2nd Monday of the month, 2pm to 3pm (by appointment only)

1st Tuesday, 2pm to 3pm (by appointment only)

Cinderford Library
Tuesday, 1pm to 3pm (term time only)
Tuesday, 1pm to 2pm (school holidays)

Trinity Playgroup
Harrow Hill, Drybrook
4th Wednesday of the month, 10.30am to 11.30am

Ruardean Hill Baptist Church
2nd Wednesday of the month, 10.30am to 11.30am

Breastfeeding support

River Children’s Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney, GL15 5AU
Mondays 12.30 – 2pm

Cinderford Library, Belle Vue Road, Cinderford, GL14 2BZ
Tuesdays 1pm – 3pm

Coleford Health Centre, Railway Drive, Coleford, GL16 8RH
Wednesdays 9.30 am – 11.30am

The Lactation Station, Newent Fire Station, Bridge Street, GL18 1BB
Wednesdays 10 am – 12 noon