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Help in a crisis

Please note that the following numbers are for use in an emergency only. This service is predominantly for service users currently in our care, their families and carers. If you are not currently in our care you can either contact your GP, go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department.


Alternatively contact the crisis team directly where your needs will be assessed and you will be advised accordingly.

Please visit our get in touch section if your enquiry is not urgent.


Contacting our Crisis Teams

If you are in Gloucestershire, please call:  0800 1690398

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

If you are in Herefordshire, please call: 01432 364046


Is this the first time you have needed help for a mental health crisis?

If you, a friend, or a relative is experiencing mental health problems for the first time and need emergency treatment or advice during office hours, then you should contact your GP.

Alternatively contact the crisis team directly where your needs will be assessed and you will be advised accordingly.

NHS Choices

If you don’t have a GP, use the NHS Choices service search to locate the nearest one to you.

Are you feeling vulnerable? Do you need to talk to somebody now?

If so, there are some people that can help you immediately.

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.

Call free on 0800 11 11

If you are a child or a young person you may want to speak to Childline.

Call 0808 816 0606

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

²gether NHS Foundation Trust is working with other NHS Trusts and Gloucestershire County Council to organise a high profile recruitment event.

The aim of this event is to attract a wide range of people to come and work in our services. The event, which takes place in Cheltenham on Saturday 12 November, will host stalls from a wide range of employers, including:

  • ²gether NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gloucestershire Care Services
  • NHS Gloucestershire CCG
  • Gloucestershire County Council

Those attending will have the opportunity to meet employers, who are actively looking for candidates, face-to-face. They will be able to talk about the vacancies currently on offer and, in some cases, interviews for some vacancies will take place on the day.

There will also be a number of speakers on the day, focusing on a range of topics, including returning to practice and mental health nursing.

Carol Sparks, Director of Organisational Development, ²gether NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are looking for people who want to work in clinical and non-clinical roles. We are looking for nurses, doctors, other clinical staff and, in particular, people who want to work in our in-patient and community mental health teams.

“We are a forward thinking trust and we want to not only encourage people to return to practice, but also to encourage people to explore other routes into mental health nursing, such as apprenticeships and through opportunities for students. There really will be opportunities for all.”

The fair runs 10am to 4.30pm and will be held at Jury’s Inn, Cheltenham.

For more information, visit http://www.2gethernhs.co.uk/discover/