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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.

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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
You can also contact us on behalf of a service user (this could mean you are a friend, a carer or someone from an outside agency).

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 and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust are delighted to announce the appointment of a Joint Chief Executive for both organisations.

Paul Roberts has been selected in the role of Joint Chief Executive following a thorough national selection process, which included discussions with service users, partners and representatives from both Trusts, in addition to a formal interview.

He will take up his position on Monday 16 April and lead the work to formally unite the two Trusts, in line with plans announced last September.

Paul said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to this exciting new role. Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust and 2gether NHS Foundation Trust are both already very strong, high quality organisations.

“I look forward to building on these strengths over the coming months and years as the two organisations work even more closely together.

“I have no doubt that this closer integration will benefit service users, carers and the local community more generally and I am looking forward to playing my part in leading this development.”

Paul has been a Chief Executive for over twenty years and spent more than five years in Wales leading a large Health Board responsible for community, mental health and learning disability services as well as for four acute hospitals. Prior to that he spent fourteen years in Plymouth as Chief Executive of the community and mental health services, and then the acute teaching hospital NHS Trust.

An Oxford University graduate, he has also held a variety of national roles across the NHS, including being a trustee of the NHS Confederation, vice-chair of the Association of UK University Hospitals and a member of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel.

Ingrid Barker, who took up her position as chair of both Trusts on January 1, said: “Everyone understands that this is a critical appointment, and there was complete agreement that Paul stood out from an extremely strong field of candidates.

“His leadership, experience, compassion and dedication to our Trusts’ strategic vision will be invaluable as we lay down a blueprint for mental health, learning disability and physical health services which offer better co-ordinated, and more effective, care.”

Arrangements are being planned with Katie Norton, CEO at Gloucestershire Care Services, and Colin Merker, acting CEO at 2gether to ensure a seamless transition over the next five weeks.

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