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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.
World Mental Health Day 2020
2020 has been a difficult year. If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious or exhausted by it, you're not alone. For this year's World Mental Health Day (10th October) and beyond, we're encouraging you reach out for help if you're finding it difficult to cope.
Find out more about our campaign to 'mask your face, not your feelings' here.
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Tips for looking after your mental health if you are autistic
If you are autistic, it can be hard to find the support you might need when you are finding things tough. Around a quarter of texters who are autistic let us know that they do not have access to a service for support* and around a third have never asked for help elsewhere before contacting Shout*.
We have worked with the National Autistic Society who have provided some tips for how autistic people can manage their mental health over the pandemic.
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.
Volunteer for Shout
Interested in volunteering? Find out more about how to apply and hear from our current Shout Volunteers about their experiences.