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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 Director of Finance and Commerce has been appointed to ²gether NHS Foundation Trust.

Andrew Lee has worked within the NHS for more than 30 years and has previously held director level positions, in both an interim and substantive capacity, for a number of commissioning and provider organisations.

His most recent positions have included Director of Quality and Performance at NHS North Staffordshire, Chief Financial Officer at North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Director of Finance at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, and Director of Finance at Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.

A resident of Cardiff, the 54-year-old married father and grandfather has also worked for the Welsh Assembly Government.

Prior to being formally appointed, Mr Lee had previously been interim Director of Finance and Commerce for ²gether.

“I am delighted to have been appointed as Director of Finance and Commerce for ²gether,” he said.

“Having worked for a short period here as an interim director, I have been able to see how dynamic the organisation is. I am very much looking forward to working with my colleagues to drive the organisation forward and deliver the best possible services for our service users, while working within our financial resources.”

Trust Chief Executive Shaun Clee said: “Our recruitment and selection process for this position was extensive and we are extremely pleased with our appointment.

“Andrew is an experienced Executive Director of Finance, having held several high profile permanent and interim positions.  He has experience in mental health, in community services and in commissioning.

“Andrew has been working with us as our interim Director of Finance and Commerce for the last four months and so will be hitting the ground running. I am very pleased to formally welcome Andrew to our board.”

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