Information for those who may feel lonely or those worried about about their mental health

People for You – We fund this volunteer befriending service for people in the Fairford, Lechlade and surrounding villages.  It aims to reduce and prevent isolation and loneliness in our rural community. Contact Sue Black for further information on 07810 630167

 Linking Lives UK 0300 302 0225 Linking Lives UK exists to reduce social isolation and loneliness, with a particular focus on older people. This is achieved by working in partnership with churches and Christian organisations to set up befriending projects. This includes home visiting and telephone befriending

Helpline for those struggling with addiction issues

Rehab Recovery – Drug & Alcohol Rehab Treatment in the UK (

 Veterans Mental Health Services – in the southwest of England, call 0300 365 2000

 Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year, providing a safe place for anyone who is struggling to cope. Please call 116 123, email, or visit to find details of the nearest branch.

 Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. 

  • If you need urgent help text YM to 85258.
  • All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.
  • Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus
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