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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Join our next virtual fundraising challenge

Raise vital funds for Shout by taking on the Run 30 Miles in September challenge and asking friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you.

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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 coaching.

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Times are tough, but so are you

Remind yourself and others with our certified organic cotton merchandise, as worn by Scarlett Curtis and Shout Volunteer Alexis Caught. Every purchase helps to support Shout.

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About Mental Health Innovations

Shout is the first service from Mental Health Innovations - a digital mental health charity using digital innovation, data-driven analysis and the experience of clinical experts to improve the mental health of the UK population.

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How Shout works

Wondering what happens when you text 'SHOUT' to 85258?

Watch this short video to find out.


You really made a difference for me tonight. I can’t thank you enough and I feel stronger to face the future.

Shout texter