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Shout 85258 - free, 24/7 mental health text support in the UK

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Shout 85258 - 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.

How Shout 85258 works

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

Finding university tough?

Support for students

It's a hard time for students, but if you're finding things tough, you're not alone. We've put together some tips you can try to help you feel calmer. If you need support, you can speak to a volunteer on our text line by texting SHOUT to 85258.

Support for students

Half a Million conversations

Our dedicated Shout Volunteers have now taken an incredible 500,000 conversations.

Each one of those conversations represents someone who has needed support and reached out to Shout to find it, and someone who has listened with empathy and guided the texter to a place of calm.

Find out more about how Shout can support you.

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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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Latest news and views

From tips on coping with lockdown and restrictions to supporting your mental wellbeing, find out more in our latest blogs.

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What kind of issues can I text Shout about?

We can help with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, relationship problems, bullying or if you're feeling overwhelmed.

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Meet our volunteers

When you text SHOUT to 85258, you are connected to a trained, empathetic and listening Shout Volunteer. Meet some of the people who volunteer for Shout.

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