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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.
Opem every day 5pm – 10pm for phone and text support.

²gether NHS Foundation Trust is working with other NHS Trusts and Gloucestershire County Council to organise a high profile recruitment event.

The aim of this event is to attract a wide range of people to come and work in our services. The event, which takes place in Cheltenham on Saturday 12 November, will host stalls from a wide range of employers, including:

  • ²gether NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gloucestershire Care Services
  • NHS Gloucestershire CCG
  • Gloucestershire County Council

Those attending will have the opportunity to meet employers, who are actively looking for candidates, face-to-face. They will be able to talk about the vacancies currently on offer and, in some cases, interviews for some vacancies will take place on the day.

There will also be a number of speakers on the day, focusing on a range of topics, including returning to practice and mental health nursing.

Carol Sparks, Director of Organisational Development, ²gether NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are looking for people who want to work in clinical and non-clinical roles. We are looking for nurses, doctors, other clinical staff and, in particular, people who want to work in our in-patient and community mental health teams.

“We are a forward thinking trust and we want to not only encourage people to return to practice, but also to encourage people to explore other routes into mental health nursing, such as apprenticeships and through opportunities for students. There really will be opportunities for all.”

The fair runs 10am to 4.30pm and will be held at Jury’s Inn, Cheltenham.

For more information, visit https://ghc.nhs.uk/discover/