Donate to help us support more textersDonate to Shout
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.
Don't Hide Your Unhappy
We've launched a new campaign to reach a wider audience with the message that masking your feelings can be damaging.
You don't have to hide behind a smile - whatever's going on, letting it out can help. Text us anytime for free, to talk with a trained volunteer who'll help you feel calmer.
Introducing our new product range
We’re delighted to announce a new partnership with Teemill, the online t-shirt store, to bring people our very own Shout 85258 product range.
Volunteer for Shout from New Zealand
Kind Kiwis, we need your help! Shout Volunteers are essential to our service and our New Zealand volunteers help us provide 24/7 support for people who need support. In return you'll receive 25 hours of free in-depth mental health communication training and ongoing dedicated coaching so you can help others while developing invaluable skills for life.
Shout's 'Little book of coping skills'
We’ve put together Shout 85258’s ‘Little book of coping skills’ as seen from the things our texters tell Shout Volunteers they’ll do to help them feel better after a conversation.
Whether you’re feeling anxious, stressed, worried, overwhelmed or low, this booklet has plenty of tips and techniques you can try to help you feel calmer and refer back to whenever you need them.
Feeling anxious, stressed overwhelmed or in need of support? Shout 85258 is the UK's first free, confidential, 24/7 text support service. It's anonymous and won't appear on your bill.
Resources and support for your mental wellbeing
Finding it hard to say how you're feeling? Here are some of the issues people text Shout about.
You really made a difference for me tonight and I can’t thank you enough. I feel stronger to face the future.