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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.

Armed forces veterans in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire are being urged to seek support if they are experiencing mental health issues.

The call comes in advance of Armed Forces Day this Saturday (June 25), and by the first mental health NHS trust to sign the Corporate Covenant.

²gether NHS Foundation Trust signed the Corporate Covenant a year ago, as a sign of commitment to its two core principles:

• no member of the armed forces community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen; and
• in some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate, especially for the injured or bereaved.

Shaun Clee, ²gether’s Chief Executive, said: “When we signed the covenant a year ago, it underlined our commitment to supporting military personnel and veterans.

“We know that the earlier people seek help for mental health conditions, the better the outlook is for a swift and straight forward recovery. However, we also know that veterans may take longer to seek help.

“As Armed Forces Day approaches I would encourage all veterans to speak up if they are experiencing any form of mental health issue and if you know a veteran who needs support, please encourage them to seek it.”

There are a variety of ways in which veterans can seek support. These include:

·    Speaking to your GP
·    Ringing ²gether NHS Trust’s Let’s Talk service on 0800 073 2200
·    Visiting the Let’s Talk website at www.²gether.nhs.uk/feelbetter
·    Visiting Big White Wall at www.bigwhitewall.com
·    Ringing the Samaritans on 116 123
·    Ringing Combat Stress on 0800 138 1619
·    Visiting the Combat Stress website at www.combatstress.org.uk

²gether will be participating in the Herefordshire 1916 Centenary Commemoration and Armed Forces Day celebrations in Ledbury on Saturday. The free event runs from 10am until 4pm in Ledbury High Street.

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