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Free, 24/7 mental health text support in the UKText 'SHOUT' to 85258
here for you 24/7
Free, 24/7 mental health text support in the UK
You can text us any time, day or night.
Your messages with us are confidential and anonymous.
It is free to text Shout 85258 from all major mobile networks in the UK.
Let's win the fight for mental health
Our thumbs are on the march - responding to those who have reached out for vital mental health support, 24/7.
But being there day and night takes funding, and we can't keep our service running without the help of people like you.
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 get 25 hours of free mental health communication training and ongoing dedicated coaching to help others while developing skills for life.
Steve’s story: how volunteering helps his mental health
One of our newest volunteers shares how volunteering for Shout is helping him to develop skills that support his own mental health and wellbeing.
You really made a difference for me tonight. I can’t thank you enough and I feel stronger to face the future.Shout texter