Looking after our mental health and wellbeing is important. There are a variety of organisations and websites that may be able to offer you the support, advice and help you need – whether in person, over the phone, via text, self-help or in group community settings:
The Every Mind Matters website offers advice and practical steps that people can take to support their wellbeing and manage their mental health.
Be Well Gloucestershire is a local campaign to help when stress, anxiety, isolation and other challenges become hard to deal with. The Be Well Gloucestershire website is the start of what will be a central hub for anyone who needs help or support for themselves or a loved one. Working alongside local organisations, charities and communities, we will develop resources to enable more people to access mental health and wellbeing support for those who live in the county.
If you or someone you know needs help in a mental health crisis, you can contact the Gloucestershire Crisis Team or call 0800 169 0398. If there is an immediate danger to life, please dial 999 or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department.
Gloucestershire Carers Hub provides a wide range of support specifically for carers. You can call them on 0300 111 9000 Mon, Wed & Fri 9am-5pm, Tues & Thurs 8am-8pm
Other national charities you can contact are:
Samaritans If you’re having a hard time, they can provide you with advice and support. Call them anytime for free on 116 123.
Mind The National Mental Health Charity. Call their information line on 0300 123 3393.
CALM The Campaign Against Living Miserably is a charity that supports all those with mental health issues and aims to lead the movement against suicide. You can call them on 0800 58 58 58.