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

Get help

To start a conversation, text the word ‘Shout’ to 85258 or, if you're on your phone, click 'Text us' below.

Shout is a free, confidential and 24/7 text messaging service for anyone in the UK who needs support. If you are struggling to cope and need to talk, our trained Shout Volunteers are here for you.

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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Resources to support your mental health

These tips and resources and tips are here to support you when you're feeling anxious, low, stressed or overwhelmed.

They might also be helpful while you're waiting for a Shout Volunteer to become available.

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Starting a conversation

Text the word ‘Shout’ to 85258 to start a conversation with a trained Shout Volunteer. 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, but responses can take longer at busy times. While you wait, please take a look out our online resources.

We will always respond to high risk texters as a priority. If you are at imminent risk, please call 999.

The button below can only open messages on mobile. If you're on a different device, simply use your phone to contact Shout by sending a message to 85258.

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