CandO: Connect and Offload

Gloucestershire’s new mental wellbeing helpline ‘Connect and Offload’ (or CandO, pronounced ‘Can Do’, for short) has now been officially launched.

CandO has been designed to provide support when someone first notices signs and symptoms of their mental health worsening.  It is open to any adult (aged 18+) in Gloucestershire who is experiencing issues with their emotional wellbeing, such as low mood, anxiety, stress and loneliness. This includes support and advice for individuals seeking help with self-harm, allowing them to receive the support they need, alongside wider support for overall emotional wellbeing.

The Helpline enables people to access help anonymously without the need for a referral or an appointment. It is available 365 days a year between 2 pm and 9 pm. The service can be contacted by:

  • Telephone: 0808 801 0606
  • Text: 07537 410 022
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This new helpline is delivered and managed by Rethink Mental Illness, a leading mental health charity that offers a range of services across England and Gloucestershire, including award winning helpline services. For more information on CandO please visit:

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