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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.

 

Joseph Barnett is currently an IT Business Admin Apprentice at Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. Joseph is also completing a Level 2 NVQ in IT User. 

“I had started a course in Health & Social Care at college, but heard about apprenticeships and decided that was the way I wanted to go. I started looking for opportunities online, and came across an IT apprenticeship at Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. I’ve always liked IT, having studied it for one of my AS levels, and I wanted to get into the NHS. 

I started my apprenticeship in October 2016 and have been working with the Trust’s IT team based in Brockworth. I help with phone queries from colleagues across the county on the IT Service Desk. I’ve also helped out with a mobile phone roll out – this involved setting up the phones and visiting Trust sites to help colleagues use them. I have also helped one of my colleagues with some computer imaging for all of Trust compluters, which I then helped to deploy across the county. All this means that my days are quite varied. 

I’ve learnt a lot since I started, as there has been a lot of on the job training. I feel my interpersonal skills have really developed, as there is so much face-to-face communication. I’ve also learnt a lot about team work…it’s all been really invaluable. The apprenticeship is due to finish in August 2017, and afterwards I will look for other opportunities in the Trust or find a job outside of the organisation. I’m really enjoying my experiences so far, and am looking forward to the year ahead!” 

Find out more about Joseph in this video here. 

Apprenticeships

 

 

 8 March 2017 

 

 

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