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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.

Penny Pitt, dental therapist, said she and her colleagues were delighted with the equipment which would be a great benefit to patients.

She said: “The loupe has a light and offers two-and-a-half times magnification, which is fantastic when working on a child’s teeth because they are so small, or when treating someone who has difficulty fully opening their mouth.  And the seat is really comfortable and helps your posture when you are sitting for long periods, which can prevent back problems.”

Dr Roy Lamb, president of Stroud Hospital’s League of Friends presented the equipment to Ingrid Barker, chair of Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, which runs the dental service.

Dr Lamb said: “We are determined to ensure that we have the latest equipment in Stroud so we are delighted to be able to present this equipment.

“The money used to buy this has come from the people of Stroud so we are also very grateful for their support.”

Ingrid Barker said: “As a trust, we receive fantastic support from the League of Friends, all of which helps us to improve the quality and experience of care for local people. We are extremely grateful for this donation, which will make a real difference to our dental teams and help them continue to provide the highest quality of dental care for people who, for a variety of reasons, find it especially challenging to access dental services.”

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