Shout for support in a crisis
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.
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. If you are at imminent risk call 999 and if you need another form of support, please review other support agencies here -
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.
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