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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.

 

On Wednesday 30 November a Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Study Day took place at Dowty’s Sports and Social Club. The study day organised by the Trust and the MND Association focused on creating a vision and plan for the implementation of NICE guidance in Gloucestershire. 

Sally Hayden, MND Clinical Co-ordinator at the Trust welcomed colleagues to the day and introduced the first speaker Dr Geraint Fuller, Consultant Neurologist at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (GRH) who provided a detailed overview of MND.

This was followed by Professor Kevin Talbot, Oxford MND Care and Research Centre who gave an insight into current  research around MND. Colleagues then had the opportunity to  take part in two workshops; continuity of care and planning for the future. Before lunch, a presentation around palliative care for those living with MND was delivered by Dr Emma Husbands, Palliative Care Consultant at GRH.

After lunch delegates participated in workshops aimed at identifying gaps in the care provided to people living with MND.

Sally Hayden said “It was great to have so many colleagues from MND professions sharing knowledge and best practice. The speakers were inspiring and provided a great deal of knowledge which we hope attendees can take back and use in their areas of work.”

15 December 2016

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