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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?

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.

Children from across Herefordshire will be given crucial information about staying safe and happy later this month.

Crucial Crew is held each year to educate primary school children on issues such as road, water, fire, cyber safety and emotional wellbeing.

This year 1,876 Year 6 children from 73 schools attending.

Our social inclusion team along with their volunteers attend the event every year and facilitate the 5 steps to wellbeing workshops, the workshop focuses on five key elements for a healthy mind and body:

  • Connect
  • Take Notice
  • Give
  • Keep Learning
  • Be Active

Dominika Lipska-Rosecka, social inclusion team manager said: “This will not only be an enjoyable event, but also an important learning experience for the youngsters. Crucial Crew has been taking place annually for many years now, and each year it gets better and better.

The children who come along have a great day out with fun workshops and activities, but most importantly, they learn about how to stay safe, healthy and happy. We’re delighted to have so many children attending this year, and hope the lessons they learn will stay with them for the rest of their lives.”

Agencies involved in Crucial Crew include Western Power, Hope Support, West Mercia Police, Herefordshire County Council, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Dogs Trust, Strong Young Minds, Healthwatch and Network Rail.

The event, which takes place at Leominster Police Station, starts on Monday 17 June and runs until Friday 28 June 2019.

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