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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.

Events will be held throughout Gloucestershire and Herefordshire to mark national Carers Week.

Carers Week, which runs from June 8 to 14, is organised annually to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

²gether NHS Foundation Trust will be marking the week with a series of activities aimed at highlighting the support we provide to carers and finding out what more support they require.

Dominika Lipska-Rosecka, Social Inclusion Manager for ²gether said: "There are thousands of carers who support people with mental health problems, learning disabilities, dementia and other conditions we treat.

"Carers, by nature, tend to put those they are caring for before themselves. Their selflessness often means they don’t seek support for themselves. We want to remind carers that they are important and we are committed to supporting them as well."

²gether has recently joined the national Triangle of Care scheme, which is run by the Carers Trust and sets out six key standards to be followed by mental health trusts.

Events ²gether is either organising or involved in to mark Carers Week include:

Hereford

An information stand in the Stonebow Unit, at the County Hospital, from 12noon until 5pm on Wednesday June 10 and 6 to 8pm on Thursday June 11.

An information stand in Sainsbury’s, Barton Yard, from 10am until 3pm on Thursday June 11.

Gloucester

An information stand in Wotton Lawn Hospital from 9.30am until 12 noon on Friday June 12.

Cheltenham

An information stand in Charlton Lane Hospital, from 12.30 until 3pm on Friday June 12.

Stroud

An information stand in Stroud High Street from 12noon until 3pm on Tuesday June 9.

Coleford

An information stand in the Main Place, Coleford, from 11am until 12.30pm on Thursday June 11.

²gether’s Let’s Talk service is also providing a compassionate mindfulness session for carers, which is being held in Cheltenham Borough Council offices on June 11.

We are also working with Cheltenham Borough Homes on providing ‘tea and tell’ sessions at Wallace House and Lynworth Court on June 8, 9 and 11.

In Gloucester, we are also participating in a carers event at the Friendship Café in Barton on Wednesday June 10.

If you are the carer of a service user being treated by ²gether NHS Foundation Trust and you need information or advice, please ring the Social Inclusion Team on 01452 894200.

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