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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?

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

An exhibition is to be held later this month to showcase the art work of service users and staff from ²gether NHS Foundation Trust.

The event will take place on Thursday June 27, at St Mary Congregational Church, at the junction of Pitt Street, St Mary’s Street and Archdeacon Street, in Gloucester City Centre.

Artwork including ceramics, glass, woodwork, paintings and photography will be on display, and the organiser, Lisa Bubb, said there would be something for everyone to see.

“The artwork we will be showing has been produced by service users and staff from a variety of our services all over Gloucestershire and Herefordshire,” Lisa, an Activity Coordinator with ²gether, explained.

“There are a variety of art groups running Trustwide, as art and art therapy are very useful ways of expressing feelings and of helping to improve emotional and mental wellbeing.

“Our service users and staff also create artwork in their own time as a hobby, so we have some very talented people among our service users and staff, and this exhibition gives them a great opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.

“People coming to view the exhibition will also get a good feeling for the work we carry out within the Trust and an insight into how art can be used to benefit those with mental health problems.”

The exhibition runs from 9am until 3.30pm and entrance is free. 

*Please note, this press release was reposted after the event, due to technical issues with the website.*

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