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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.

The seventh annual Big Health Check Day will take place in Gloucester next month.

The event, being held at Wall’s Social Club, in Barnwood, on Wednesday May 13 is aimed at helping people with learning disabilities to stay healthy and active.

Those attending will be able to take part in a wide range of activities, and Simon Shorrick, the event’s co-ordinator, said it was set to be another action packed day.

“We’re really excited about our seventh Big Health Check Day,” said Simon, who works for ²gether NHS Foundation Trust.

“It’s always a great occasion and a brilliant opportunity to bring people with learning disabilities and their carers together find out more about local services, share their views, and, most of all, enjoy themselves.

“Participants will be able to find out more about local services and resources from the 60 stalls and get involved in a number of fun and informative sessions. They will also be able to try sports and exercise activities like adapted bikes and trikes, archery, athletics, boccia, football, cricket and wheelchair dancing.”

During the day the Dramatic Change Theatre Company from Gloucestershire Voices will be performing a short play on ‘Keeping Healthy and Active’, which will be light hearted, fun and thought provoking.

“We’re also looking forward to having the new ambulance mobile response unit in attendance for people to have a look around and talk to the paramedics,” Simon added.

“Other attractions will be a big red London bus, kindly being supplied by Alpha Colour Printers, the Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service, Stagecoach and the new Mobiloo unit providing accessible toilet facilities with electric hoist and changing table”.

Big Health Check Day is funded and supported by Gloucestershire County Council, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, ²gether NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Active Gloucestershire, Gloucester City Homes, Gloucestershire Voices and the Barnwood Trust under the umbrella of Gloucestershire Learning Disability Partnership Board.

Jan Marriott, Co-Chairperson of the Learning Disability Partnership Board, said: “I am pleased to see health and social care staff come together to create such a wonderful opportunity for us to learn about how we can improve services to people with a learning disability.”

The event, which runs from 9.30am until 4pm, is open to anyone with a learning disability, as well as their families, carers and support workers.

Big Health Check Day is part of the implementation of the all-age, all disability Building Better Lives Strategy.

For further information about the day, please contact Simon Shorrick, in the Health Facilitation team at ²gether, on 0800 019 3346 or email simon.shorrick@glos.nhs.uk

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