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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.

²gether NHS Foundation has appointed two new Non-Executives.

Charlotte Hitchings has been a senior manager in large organisations for more than 20 years. She has held roles within marketing, business development, product development and community investment.

Richard Szadziewski has held Finance Director roles in seven public sector organisations and was Director of Corporate Services in South Gloucestershire Council.

Baroness Rennie Fritchie, Chair of ²gether NHS Foundation Trust said: ‘I’m very pleased to welcome Charlotte and Richard to the Trust. This is an important and challenging time for us and their community involvement, commercial and financial experience will help strengthen our already strong Board.

“I look forward to working with them so that their contributions make sure that we continue to deliver high quality, local mental health services in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.’

Charlotte said of her appointment: ‘I am very pleased to be joining ²gether and look forward to contributing to the work of the Trust. I am particularly keen that we continue to focus on the delivery of services and facilities that are responsive to people’s needs during a time of significant change in the NHS.’

Richard said: ‘I am delighted to join the Board of the Trust. I have been impressed by the energy of everyone in the Trust to provide the best quality services for service users, carers and the taxpayer. I am confident that we can work together as a Board to ensure we provide the best possible services with our partners in what will be an unprecedented and difficult financial climate for essential public services.’

²gether NHS Foundation Trust is public benefit corporation. Members of the public, service users, staff and partner organisations can influence the strategic planning of the organisation by being a member and standing for election to the Council of Governors.

To be a member you must live in England and be over 11 years old. To join, please complete the online form by clicking here, or call Anna Hilditch on 01452 891165.

 

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