Urgently needed - new Shout Volunteers

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

Text 'SHOUT' to 85258

here for you 24/7

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.


Show your support on World Mental Health Day

Ever thought about the power of wearing one of our tees or jumpers? They could help a friend or family member to understand that you're someone they can open up to about how they're really feeling.

Ahead of World Mental Health Day, pick up one of our t-shirts and help us spread the word that help is available.

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Become a mental health warrior and run for Shout in 2023

Warrior Chimps Conquer24 events are incredible fun for teams or solo fundraisers! With runs currently available in North Devon and Cornwall, sign up now to fundraise for Shout and pay a reduced entry fee to take part.

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Looking after your mental health on social media

Social media can help us connect with friends, stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the world and get support.

But our experience isn’t always positive. Check out our top tips for looking after your mental health when using social media.

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Could you volunteer for Shout?

Shout Volunteers are often the first person our texters have ever spoken to about how they are feeling.

They work to take someone in crisis to a calmer place. In return, we provide 25 hours of free mental health communication training, ongoing coaching and a supportive volunteer community.

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How Shout works

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


About Mental Health Innovations

Shout is the first service from Mental Health Innovations - a digital mental health charity using digital innovation, data-driven analysis and the experience of clinical experts to improve the mental health of the UK population.

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

Shout texter