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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

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  • 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.

Resources for mental wellbeing

If you're finding things tough and struggling to cope, we've got some resources that can help. Whether you're a student looking for support, or you're wanting to find ways to cope with loneliness or anxiety, take a look at our resources section for support.

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How Shout 85258 works

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

Looking after your family's and your own mental wellbeing during lockdown

Lockdown is tough, with schools closing, a return to online learning, juggling work and homeschooling has brought us additional stress and worry. Read our latest blog from Shout Clinician Gillian on how to look after your mental wellbeing during lockdown.

Tips for mental wellbeing during lockdown
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Struggling with winter blues?

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder and how can you cope with mood changes brought on by winter? Read our latest blog for support and tips.

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Testimonials

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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Issues

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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Text SHOUT to 85258