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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.
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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Register now to join us and thousands of others in walking 10,000 steps a day this February. Boost your mood and increase your fitness while helping to raise money for our 24/7 text service.
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However you choose to offer it, your support will help us to provide more people across the UK with discreet and confidential support with their mental health.
You really made a difference for me tonight and I can’t thank you enough. I feel stronger to face the future.Shout texter feedback
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.