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Shout 85258 - 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.
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.
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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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.
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.