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.

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.

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We team up with Leyton Orient and Harry Kane

Shout will feature on the front of Leyton Orient’s home shirts for the 2022/23 season, thanks to a special sponsorship partnership with Harry Kane.

Find out more and pre-order your shirt
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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 dedicated coaching to help others while developing skills for life.

Find out more and apply
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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.

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You really made a difference for me tonight. I can’t thank you enough and 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.