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Free, 24/7 mental health text support in the UK

Text 'SHOUT' to 85258

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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.

  • Free

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


Giving Tuesday 2021

Every day, we take around 1,500 conversations with children, young people and adults in immediate need of support with their mental health.

This Giving Tuesday, 30th November 2021, would you consider making a monthly donation to Shout? Your support can help us to make sure that we're available to help anyone, at any time, across the UK.

Find out more
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Could you volunteer for Shout?

Shout Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do. They're often the first person our texters have ever spoken to about how they are feeling.

As a Volunteer, you work to take someone in distress to a calmer place. In return, you receive 25 hours of free, in-depth mental health communication training and ongoing dedicated coaching, to help others while developing skills for life.

We're opening up applications for volunteers in both UK and New Zealand for a short time, for those who can start training in early 2022.

Apply now
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Greetings cards

You can now buy personalised cards or ecards in support of Shout. Whether you're sending Christmas wishes or celebrating another occasion, shopping through Making A Difference Cards means you'll always be supporting our work.

100% of your donation reaches Shout.  

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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.

Shout texter feedback
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How Shout works

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