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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.

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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've opened applications for UK volunteers who can start training in early 2022.

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Woman volunteering for Shout 85258 text service


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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How Shout works

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