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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.

A new course for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is believed to be the first of its kind in the country.

Let’s Talk, Gloucestershire’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapy service, will begin the course next month.

Over the course of six weeks, participants will learn through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy how to identify stress and develop coping strategies to deal with their symptoms.

Jan Bagnall, Senior Therapist with Let’s Talk, said: “Up to one in five people in the UK develop IBS at some stage in their life and it can be very debilitating. Our course will provide the information and skills required to deal with the symptoms of IBS more effectively.

“The course will not ‘cure’ those symptoms, but by looking at the psychological implications of IBS we believe it will enable sufferers to cope more with the condition they have and improve their mental wellbeing.”

The IBS course will cover:

· IBS and the CBT model
· Relaxation
· Anxiety and IBS
· Depression and IBS

The course will run from November 7 until December 12 and will take place weekly from 6 until 7.30pm in Cheltenham.

It will be delivered to groups of between three and 23 people and is one of a number of extra courses now being offered by Let’s Talk.

For full details or to book a place, please visit the course website or ring 0800 073 2200.

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