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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.

Throughout November, the five champions will be helping to promote men’s health awareness, joining our Healthy Lifestyle team to share with local people and colleagues where they can get men’s health advice and emotional support. Movember support will also be provided by female colleagues who will be sharing the key health messages to the men in their lives.

Rich from Brockworth Barber shop said: “We are excited to work with the champions for their ‘prepare to grow’ campaign as men often find it difficult to talk about health issues, and don’t know where to turn.  Promoting the key health messages is a great opportunity to work in partnership with the local health community to help men find the advice and support they need.”

Martin Larner, a heart failure nurse for the Trust, explained his reasons for joining the Movember campaign: “I wanted to be one of the ‘prepare to grow’ champions, as I know that for men in particular, it can be difficult to talk to others about health problems and often issues will be ignored. I know from my personal experience that when you do have a concern, the GP can offer information and support about any recommended treatment, but most importantly peace of mind.  We all need to start championing men’s health to raise awareness of where men can get health advice and support for any concerns, as we all need to start having that conversation and start talking about men’s health issues.”

The five champions will round off the month with ‘The Great British Shave Off’, by presenting their top lips for a clean shave at the Brockworth Barbers on Thursday 28 November.

 For further information if you have any concerns, your first contact should be with your GP, or your local sexual health clinic.  For more men’s health advice and emotional support, visit NHS Choices www.nhs.uk or go to www.glos-care.nhs.uk

Top tips for mens health awareness:

Early detection is key… 

o   Notice any changes in the size, weight and shape of your testicles?

o   Notice bladder frequency, are you going to pee more than three times a night, having difficulty starting to pee or experiencing any pain when peeing or during sexual activity?

 Prevention is everything

o   Check your testicles regularly, if you notice any changes see your GP.

o   Notice any pain, night time frequency or difficulty in starting to pee or during sexual activity – see your GP.

Knowledge is power

o   If you have any concerns, your first contact should be with your GP, or your local sexual health clinic.  For more men’s health advice and emotional support, visit NHS Choices www.nhs.uk or go to www.glos-care.nhs.uk

 

 

 

 

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Martin Larner, a heart failure nurse for the Trust, explained his reasons for joining the Movember campaign: “I wanted to be one of the ‘prepare to grow’ champions, as I know that for men in particular, it can be difficult to talk to others about health problems and often issues will be ignored. I know from my personal experience that when you do have a concern, the GP can offer information and support about any recommended treatment, but most importantly peace of mind.  We all need to start championing men’s health to raise awareness of where men can get health advice and support for any concerns, as we all need to start having that conversation and start talking about men’s health issues.”

Martin Larner, a heart failure nurse for the Trust, explained his reasons for joining the Movember campaign: “I wanted to be one of the ‘prepare to grow’ champions, as I know that for men in particular, it can be difficult to talk to others about health problems and often issues will be ignored. I know from my personal experience that when you do have a concern, the GP can offer information and support about any recommended treatment, but most importantly peace of mind.  We all need to start championing men’s health to raise awareness of where men can get health advice and support for any concerns, as we all need to start having that conversation and start talking about men’s health issues.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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