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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.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we are sharing stories of how people have benefited from ²gether services.

Sarah, from Cinderford, was referred to Let’s Talk by her GP, following a diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), linked with stress, anxiety and depression.

She said: “I had serious medical complications and an emergency hospital admission following major lung surgery, and my recovery and recuperation was extremely limited both physically and mentally.

“My GP referred me to Let’s Talk and I initially had telephone conversations, and then one-to-one face-to-face sessions with my brilliant therapist in Cinderford.

“My therapy sessions were invaluable to me. I had somewhere quiet and calming to go to; it was very easy to be myself and my therapist allowed me to talk, scream or cry at him whenever necessary.  In informal meetings he listened intently and he cared; he was never judgemental and did his utmost to support me in every way possible.

“It was most certainly helpful to talk through my issues, worries and concerns.  The therapy greatly lightened my burden and lifted a weight off my shoulders each time. When I reflect upon my sessions, noting where I started from to the place I am now, I can see that I have hugely improved my mental wellbeing.  I am not quite out of the woods yet as I still have to continue to master strategies and techniques that I have learnt but, without doubt, my amazing and patient therapist has turned my life around and I’m returning to my “old self”, for which I will be indebted to him forever.

“Without hesitation, I would absolutely recommend the Let’s Talk Service (particularly my Cinderford clinic) to other people.”

If you are experiencing issues with your mental health or wellbeing, you should speak to your GP or, if you live in Herefordshire or Gloucestershire, contact Let’s Talk on 0800 073 2200. You can also visit www.talkghc.nhs.uk.

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