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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, please call: 01432 364046

The number is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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
A safe, supportive, non-judgmental and informative service for people who self harm, their friends, families and carers.

We’ve shown our commitment to a smokefree future across communities in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire by signing the NHS Smokefree Pledge.

²gether has been a Smokefree Trust since April 2017.  This means we don’t allow smoking in any of our premises (including our gardens, car parks and grounds) because we recognise that smoking is the single greatest cause of premature death and disease in our communities.

Marie Crofts, Director of Quality said: “Smoking is the primary reason for the 10 to 20 year shortened life expectancy for people with a mental health problem in the UK.

“We really want to work with our service users, carers and staff to reduce health inequalities, which includes helping to reduce smoking. We have a duty of care knowing what the evidence now is in relation to life expectancy. We want to help support people to live longer, healthier lives.

“It’s also a myth that smoking calms people down and aids relaxation. It actually increases anxiety and tension so can make mental health conditions worse as well as increase the likelihood of cardiovascular disease, cancer and a range of other conditions.

“Smoking also puts a huge burden on health and social care services and has a massive impact on the future sustainability of the NHS, so we want to be part of the solution.”

By signing the pledge and joining the Smokefree Action Coalition, ²gether has shown its support for the Government’s commitment to reduce smoking rates to less than 5 per cent.

There are many ways to get support if you want to quit smoking or help somebody else to do so.

These include:

  • If you are one of our service users, ask to speak to a Smokefree Champion or Quit Advisor.
  • If you live in Gloucestershire, visit hlsglos.org or ring 0800 122 3788.
  • If you live in Herefordshire, visit WISHHerefordshire.org or ring 01432 383567.
  • GPs can provide advice and prescriptions for nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products and most surgeries have nurses who offer a stop smoking service.
  • Visit One You
  • The national Smokefree website includes a wide range of support options and advice.
  • You can also call the national Smokefree helpline on 0800 022 4332 (Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5pm).

 

 

 

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