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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.

Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT)

Gloucestershire

 

The Trust’s Community Learning Disability Teams (CLDT) provide specialist health care services for people with learning disabilities to enable and support them to participate in daily activities and increase or maintain levels of independence.

You can contact our Learning Disability Service on 01452 321000.

What we offer

 

We work closely with GPs, education, housing, hospitals, families, community adult, care directorate, children’s services, day centres, mental health services, advocacy and respite services and voluntary services.

Our team consists of:

Community Nurses
Community Nurses provide specialist advice, support, education and training to help improve the physical and mental wellbeing of people with a learning disability.

Physiotherapists
Our Physiotherapists assess and advise on exercises and activities that can help people remain as comfortable and mobile as possible.

Psychiatrists
Psychiatrists offer a specialist health care service for people with a learning disability and related mental illness.

Psychologists
Psychologists work to promote and enhance the emotional wellbeing and quality of life of people with learning disabilities.

Occupational Therapists
Occupational Therapists help with self-care activities, improving ability to access local facilities, functioning in the workplace or college and the development of hobbies and interests.

Speech and Language Therapists

Speech and language therapists support any adult who needs help with their communication and /or eating and drinking and who has a diagnosis of a learning disability and is registered with a Gloucestershire and Herefordshire GP or funded by Gloucestershire or Herefordshire CCG. We also support their transition from children’s to adult services.

Referral information

 

For more information on how to get support from our learning disability services please contact your local base (see below) or ask your GP to refer you.

 

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