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Shout 85258 - free, 24/7 mental health text support in the UK


  • 24/7

    You can text us any time, day or night.

  • Confidential

    Your messages with us are confidential and anonymous.

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    It is free to text Shout 85258 from all major mobile networks in the UK.

Finding university tough?

Support for students

It's a hard time for students, but if you're finding things tough, you're not alone. We've put together some tips you can try to help you feel calmer. If you need support, you can speak to a volunteer on our text line by texting SHOUT to 85258.

Support for students
Mask your face, not your feelings

World Mental Health Day 2020

2020 has been a difficult year. If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious or exhausted by it, you're not alone. For this year's World Mental Health Day (10th October) and beyond, we're encouraging you reach out for help if you're finding it difficult to cope.

Find out more about our campaign to 'mask your face, not your feelings' here.

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You really made a difference for me tonight and I can’t thank you enough. I feel stronger to face the future.

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Autism and mental health

Tips for looking after your mental health if you are autistic

If you are autistic, it can be hard to find the support you might need when you are finding things tough. Around a quarter of texters who are autistic let us know that they do not have access to a service for support* and around a third have never asked for help elsewhere before contacting Shout*.

We have worked with the National Autistic Society who have provided some tips for how autistic people can manage their mental health over the pandemic.

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What kind of issues can I text Shout about?

We can help with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, relationship problems, bullying or if you're feeling overwhelmed.

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Volunteer for Shout

Interested in volunteering? Find out more about how to apply and hear from our current Shout Volunteers about their experiences.

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How Shout 85258 works

Wondering what happens when you text SHOUT to 85258? Watch this short video to find out.

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