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Help in a crisis

 

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.

People with learning disabilities are being urged to sign up to their GP’s learning disability register.

It means they will get extra support to access health services and will be called for an annual health check if they are over the age of 14 and have been assessed as having moderate or severe learning disabilities, profound learning disabilities or a mild learning disability but may have other health needs.

People with a learning disability do not always know when they are ill or need to see a doctor so the annual health check is really important and you are much more likely to be called for a check if you are on your GP register.

Being on the register also means you get extra support such as easy read information, longer appointments and help to make decisions.

Anyone of any age, and any level of disability can join the register, even if they live independently and have little or no support. It is particularly helpful for children to join it at a young age, so that adjustments and support are put in place before they transition into adult services.

All you need to do is go to your GP surgery and ask if the receptionist can check to see if you are on the register. Even if the person with learning disabilities receives social care support, they may have been missed off so it’s important to check.

More information can be found on the Mencap website

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