Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. We take people from crisis to calm every single day. Shout exists in the US as ‘Crisis Text Line’, but this is the first time the tried and tested technology has come to the UK.
If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support, text Shout to 85258.
If your life is in imminent danger, please call 999.
We can help with urgent issues such as:
- Suicidal thoughts
- Abuse or assault
- Relationship challenges
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.