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07 October 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020: Mask your face, not your feelings

2020 has been a difficult year. If you're feeling overwhelmed, anxious or exhausted by it, you're not alone.

At Shout 85258, more than 50% of people who have contacted us felt that they didn't have anyone else to talk to. Nearly 30% of our texters mention feelings of depression, and the same percentage of people also tell us they're having suicidal thoughts.

This year's World Mental Health Day is on 10th October. At this time and beyond, we're encouraging you to have a conversation with someone if you are finding it difficult to cope, and 'mask your face, not your feelings'.

If you're struggling, you can text SHOUT to 85258 for free, confidential, 24/7 support.

Help us spread the message - download and share

Get involved

Help us spread the message - download and share our new Instagram mask filter

We've launched a new Shout 85258 'Mask your face, not your feelings' Instagram filter.

You can help us raise awareness of our free text number and the campaign message by getting involved in three easy steps:

Step one: Head to @giveusashoutinsta

Step two: Tap the icon on our profile with the face icon

Step three: Tap 'try it' for yourself