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Get help - free, 24/7, confidential mental health text support service

Get help

If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, our trained Shout Volunteers are here for you, day or night.

If your life is at imminent risk, please call 999 for immediate help.

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, anonymous text support service. You can text from wherever you are in the UK.

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We can help with issues including:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Abuse

  • Panic attacks

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Self-harm

  • Relationship problems

  • Bullying

Issues we can support you with

Starting a conversation

By texting the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 you will start a conversation with a trained Shout Volunteer, who will text you back and forth, sharing only what you feel comfortable with.

Our volunteers will work with you to take your next steps towards feeling better.

We will always try to respond to texters as quickly as possible, however our responses will be longer at times of high demand. We will always respond to high risk texters as a priority. If you are at imminent risk call 999 and if you need another form of support, please review other support agencies here – https://www.headstogether.org.uk/get-support/

Get Support

Text 'SHOUT' to 85258

Support while you wait

We recommend checking out these resources while you wait for a volunteer.

Resources for texters