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.


Looking after your mental health on social media

We spend a lot of time on social media. It can help us connect with friends, share our lives and interests, stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the world and get support.

But our experience of social media isn’t always positive.

Check out our top tips for looking after your mental health when using social media.

Top tips

Choose a Challenge

Help people in the UK access life-saving mental health support by taking on a once-in-a-lifetime fundraising challenge.

Whether you want to trek Kilimanjaro, take on the UK three peaks or cycle from London to Paris, you'll be doing it to help people in crisis access free, confidential mental health support at any time of day or night.

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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 get 25 hours of free mental health communication training and ongoing coaching.

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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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How Shout works

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


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

Shout texter