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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?


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.


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.

Volunteer with us

Volunteering is a very rewarding experience and an invaluable resource to our Trust.

You can gain so much when you volunteer with us. Not only will you be doing something really worthwhile, you will also meet new people and gain valuable experience. Our volunteers are key to supporting the delivery of high quality care and offer an added dimension to the services we provide.

Volunteers bring time, energy, life experience and commitment. Their contribution has significant value and makes a real difference to individuals, the communities where we live and society overall.

The free time that our volunteers willingly give, helps support the delivery of our services and has never been more important. Their contributions help promote hope, recovery and social inclusion.

“I find having a volunteer in the workplace is vital as it supports clients, work colleagues and carers.  I hope our volunteers enjoy all aspects of volunteering.” ²gether staff member.

Volunteering can help you to:

  • meet new people
  • gain new skills and experience
  • improve your job prospects
  • increase your confidence
  • be an active member of your community

“I feel it is most worthwhile to support the Trust, to support the people involved, however they are involved.” ²gether volunteer.

Frequently asked questions

Who can volunteer?

Volunteers need to be over 18 to apply. We are keen to encourage individuals from all backgrounds, abilities and cultures.

How much time do I need to commit?

All volunteer roles have a role description which details commitment requirements. As there is a lot of work involved in setting up and training our volunteers, we look for individuals who can make a long term commitment.

What does a volunteer do?

Volunteers are involved in many aspects of the Trust’s work and undertake activities including:

  • driving
  • ward activities
  • gardening
  • administration
  • assisting therapists in group activities
  • meal time assistance

Want to know more?

All our current vacancies are listed below.

If you are interested in a role, the first step is to fill in an application form. You will then be invited to an interview  so that we can find out more about you and you can find out more about the role, and  what it’s like to volunteer with us.

If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer, please contact our Social Inclusion Team on 01452 894200 or email 2gnft.socialinclusion@nhs.net.



Current Vacancies

Car Cleaning volunteer – Stroud

Weavers Croft, Stroud

Bowling Group Buddy – Stroud


Meet and Greet Volunteer

Stonebow, Herefordshire

Gardening Volunteer

Stonebow Unit, Herefordshire

Speech & Language Therapy Volunteer

Gloucester, Forest of Dean & Stroud depending on client & volunteer location

Volunteer Driver – Community Learning Disability Team

Forest of Dean and surrounding areas

Speech and Language Therapy Training Support Volunteer

Various locations across Gloucestershire and based in Cheltenham, Gloucester & Forest of Dean depending on volunteer location.

Volunteer Community Driver

Herefordshire & Gloucestershire

Volunteer Events Champion


Volunteer Exercise Buddy

Countywide - depending on where the volunteer lives

Volunteer Swim Buddy

Countywide - depending on where the volunteer lives

Gardening Volunteer

Willow Ward, Charlton Lane Hospital, Cheltenham

Volunteer Photographer

Various locations across Gloucestershire and Herefordshire

Service Experience Feedback volunteer

Main outpatient buildings in Gloucester, Cheltenham, and Stroud

News and views

News stories linked to volunteering

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Volunteers Week – Hannah’s Story

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Volunteers Week – Ed’s Story

Ed Boait, 36, is from Cheltenham and first started volunteering with ²gether at the beginning of August 2017. His role of Assistant to Activities Coordinator sees him spending two hours a week on Willow Ward at Charlton Lane Hospital. Recalling when he first decided...

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Help us make a difference – Volunteers Week 1-7 June

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