We urgently need your help to support people with their mental health.


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

Get help

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

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.

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We can help with:

  • Anxiety and stress

  • Depression or sadness

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Self-harm

  • Panic attacks

  • Loneliness or isolation

  • Abuse

  • Bullying

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Starting a conversation

Texting the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 to start a conversation with a trained Shout Volunteer, who will text you back and forth. You only need to share what you feel comfortable with and our volunteers will work with you to take your next steps towards feeling better.

We will always try to respond to messages 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. Please take a look out our online resources while you wait.

If you are at imminent risk, call 999.

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Text SHOUT to 85258

for free, confidential support, 24/7

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for free, confidential support, 24/7

Text us now

Support while you wait

Check out these online resources while you wait for a Shout Volunteer:

Resources to help you