Local mental health support initiatives

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Gloucestershire NHS page

“a wide range of specialist mental health support available to people in Gloucestershire – from support in people’s own homes or in the community to specialist inpatient support… your first stop should be your GP”

Gloucestershire Counselling Service

“provide high quality, individual and couples Counselling & Training at an affordable cost to the people of Gloucestershire and surrounding areas”: (or call 01453 766310)

Guideposts in Gloucestershire

“running a helpline for people who are anxious about self-isolation and need some support and reassurance with both practical tasks and their mental health. It’s particularly for people who aren’t as confident online so if you know of any family of friends who need help please share this with them! It’s called Stay Connected – you can call the helpline FREE on 0800 048 7035, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday. Or visit the Guideposts Stay Connected website.

Listening Post

“offers counselling to adults in Gloucestershire suffering from emotional distress… [They say they] recognise that the need to support our clients is greater than ever at this time and we will follow advice from Government and Public Health England. We are working hard to continue to offer face to face appointments and are offering alternatives when this is not possible. Please continue to contact us as normal” or call 01453 750123 for the Stroud Office.

Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline.

Non judgemental listening support for people of all ages, in emotional distress. 5-10pm, 365 days a year. Call 0808 801 0606. Text 07537 41002.

Webchat Advice and information also available on the website.

Stroud Co-listening

Stroud Co-listening during coronavirus times

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