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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 pleased to welcome Neil Savage as the new Director of Organisational Development.

Neil brings extensive experience to the role, having held a number of roles within other NHS trusts. He is joining ²gether from his previous role as Director of HR Transformation, leading on the HR integration of Birmingham Children’s and Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trusts.

Prior to that, Neil worked at Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he successfully delivered local and national performance and access targets, developed and implemented a number of service improvements and people strategies, as well as implementing Business Continuity Management and Emergency Planning systems.

Neil is no stranger to the area ²gether covers, having previously worked for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He has also worked in HR roles for other NHS trusts, covering acute, mental health, learning disabilities and community services.

He is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and was the winner of the Health Education England West Midlands Inspirational Leader of the Year award in 2015, as well as being shortlisted as national finalist in 2016. 

Neil said: “I am very proud to be joining ²gether NHS Foundation Trust. They are a forward-thinking and innovative trust and I’m excited to build on the excellent work of my predecessor, Carol Sparks, who is retiring.

“I’m a firm believer that if we have engaged and committed staff, this has a positive impact on the quality of the services we deliver to our communities, so the benefit and welfare of all my colleagues will be one of my main priorities.

“I’m also looking forward to meeting members of the communities we serve and learning about the partner organisations we work with, and using this knowledge to enhance the service we offer.”

Shaun Clee, Chief Executive, ²gether NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Neil to the trust and are looking forward to working him.

“Neil’s extensive previous experience, both in mental health and learning disabilities, and in the wider NHS, will be a fantastic asset to the trust and we will certainly be utilising the skills and knowledge he brings with him.”