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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 countdown has begun for the fifth annual Big Health Check Day, being held in Gloucester on May 10.

The event – at Wall’s Club, in Barnwood – will focus on the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities in the county and is open to individuals with learning disabilities, their families and carers.

Participants will be able to find out more about local services and resources from the 26 stall
holders and get involved in a number of fun and informative sessions on exercise and health, better eye care and Dementia support.

Organised jointly by Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, ²gether NHS Foundation Trust, Gloucestershire County Council, and Gloucestershire Voices, it will be attended by people from across the county.

One of the organisers is Simon Shorrick, Strategic Health Facilitator with ²gether’s Learning Disability Services.

He said: “We’re really excited about our 5th Big Health Check day, and we’d encourage people to come along and join us.  It’s a great opportunity to bring together people with learning disabilities and their carers to find out more about local services, share their views, and have some fun”.

Gloucestershire Voices, a user led self-advocacy organisation for adults with learning disabilities, will be performing a short play called ‘The Long and Winding Road’.

This will be a light hearted but thought provoking play about a visit to a GP surgery for an annual heath check and what could go wrong and how this could be done better.  The ambulance service will also be in attendance for people to have a look around an ambulance and talk to the paramedics.

Other organisations attending include Mencap, SEAP (Support, Empower, Advocate and Support) Advocacy Services, PALS – the NHS Patient Advice and Liaison Service, the Independence Trust, Carers Gloucestershire, SeeAbility, and Healthwatch.

The Big Health Check Day is part of the implementation of the ‘The Big Plan’ – a joint strategic plan between NHS Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire County Council.

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

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