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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.

With one in four people in the UK experiencing a mental health problem at any given time, it has never been more important to look after your own mental health and the wellbeing of those around you.

This World Mental Health Day, on Monday 10 October, ²gether NHS Foundation Trust is involved in a number of events across Gloucestershire and Herefordshire to encourage people to do just that.

We will be encouraging people to follow five simple steps to wellbeing, as well as providing information about how people can access support if they need it.

Professor Jane Melton, Director of Engagement and Integration, ²gether NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We hope that World Mental Health Day will act a reminder to people that their mental health and emotional wellbeing is important, not just on 10 October, but every day.

“We also want people to be aware of the stigma that surrounds mental health and what they can do to help reduce that. Anyone of us could suffer from a mental health problem, so it’s vital that we keep talking about how we are feeling and how we are, and listen when other people tell us how they are.

“If you do just one thing today, then ask someone how they are and really listen to their answer; it can make a big difference.”

The five ways to wellbeing are:

  • Connect – connect with the people around you, whether they are family, friends, colleagues or neighbours, and spend time developing these relationships.

  • Be active – you don’t have to go to the gym. Take a walk, go cycling or play a game of football. Find an activity you enjoy and make it part of your life.

  • Keep learning – learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence.

  • Give to others – even the smallest act can count, whether it’s a smile, a thank you or a kind word. Larger acts, such as volunteering, can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks.

  • Be mindful – be more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you. It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.

On Monday 10 October, staff from the Trust will taking part in the following events:

  • Tea and Talk session at Shire Hall, Gloucester, to talk about mental health with county council staff.

  • Delivering mental health first aid light to Cheltenham Borough councillors.

  • A stand at a lecture on Mental Health and Wellbeing at Hereford University Centre, from 6-7.30pm.

  • Joining the Gloucestershire CCG Information Bus in Cheltenham High Street from 9.30am-3pm.

  • A Tackling Stigma Stand at an evening session following the launch of Heads Up Cheltenham, Cheltenham Borough Council, aimed at businesses and the voluntary sector.

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