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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.

Service users, Carers, local organisations and the public are invited to add a date to their diary and attend ²gether NHS Foundation Trust’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Date:   Wednesday 21 September 2011
Venue:  The Cory Room, Coots, Gloucester Docks, GL1 2EH
Time:   5.00pm – 7.00pm

Tea and coffee will be available from 4.30pm.

²gether NHS Foundation Trust provides our local mental and social healthcare services including learning disability and substance misuse services in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.  In addition, Let’s Talk our award winning service for common mental health problems such as stress and depression is also provided in South Gloucestershire.

The meeting will reflect on the Trust’s activities, challenges and achievements over the 2010/11 financial year. The Trust will also outline plans for the year ahead that seek to continue to improve services and the quality of care we provide.

Baroness Fritchie DBE, Chair of ²gether, said “As a Foundation Trust, we are accountable to local people. Our AGM is a chance for everyone to hear a report from our Governors – who are public members of the Trust; for us to share our outline plans for the coming year; and importantly, for us to listen and answer any questions.”

The Trust’s 2010/11 Annual Report and Accounts is available to download from our website at www.²gether.nhs.uk.  You will also receive a copy by attending the AGM or on request from writing to Communications Team, Rikenel, Gloucester, GL1 1LY or email ²gether.comms@glos.nhs.uk

If you would like to attend the AGM or would like any further information, please contact Anna Hilditch, Assistant Trust Secretary on 01452 891165 or anna.hilditch@glos.nhs.uk 

Click here to view our AGM flyer.

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