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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.

Clare Lait, a Community Specialist Physiotherapist with Macmillan Next Steps Cancer Rehabilitation project at Gloucestershire Care Services (GCS) NHS Trust, has a leading role in the latest national advertising campaign for Macmillan Cancer Support. The Not Alone campaign, which includes TV advertising, outdoor posters and radio ads, highlights the range of medical, emotional, practical and financial support Macmillan can provide to people living with cancer and their friends and family.

The advertising features real life health professionals from across the UK. The campaign focuses on the breadth of services Macmillan provide, from giving information when cancer is first diagnosed, to providing physiotherapy after treatment to help people get their lives back. 

Clare was recently filmed at North Cotswolds Hospital, for the next phase of the national campaign. Clare said, “It is a great privilege to be representing the physiotherapy profession in this national campaign. Cancer and its various treatments are associated with a wide range of physical symptoms. Physiotherapy-led exercise can improve quality of life for cancer patients, regardless of the type and stage of their disease. My mission as a physiotherapist is to help people not just survive, but thrive.”

Lee Hodgson, Macmillan Head of Service for the South West said, “We’re so grateful that Clare is being featured in our Not Alone campaign. It’s important that people affected by cancer know that Macmillan is there to help everyone, and being able to highlight the great work of local health professionals and the Macmillan Next Steps Cancer Rehabilitation project, is so important.”

At GCS NHS Trust, Clare is part of the Macmillan Next Steps Cancer Rehabilitation project, which is currently in a pilot phase. The pilot is a joint partnership between GCS NHS Trust, Macmillan Cancer Support and Prostate Cancer UK. The team currently run a variety of programmes to help address the consequences of cancer treatment in Gloucester City and the North Cotswolds. They also offer a ‘Take Control’ health and wellbeing group workshop, discussing a range of topics including fatigue, anxiety, diet and activity. Following this workshop participants will also be given information on a range of rehabilitation services available in their area.

If you live in Gloucestershire and have been diagnosed with breast, colorectal or prostate cancer and want to find out more, please take the next step and visit www.glos-care.nhs.uk, call the Macmillan Next Steps Cancer Rehabilitation team on 0300 421 6586 or email nextsteps@glos-care.nhs.uk. 

 

15 February 2017 

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