Free, 24/7 mental health text support in the UK

Sheffield United Community Foundation are working with Shout 85258 to share the free mental health text support service that they are offering for people struggling mentally.

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text message support service for anyone in the UK who is struggling to cope with anxiety, loneliness or depression through self-harm or suicidal thoughts. The service is run by fully trained shout volunteers and clinical supervisors. Shout are one of the few mental health support services that are operating their normal 24/7 support service at this time.

There’s no charge to text in to Shout 85258, the service is discrete and accessible via any mobile with text messaging available. The service is online and available 24/7 so you can reach out any time of day or night. The text does not show on a mobile bill and requires no app, data, password or for you to sign up.

Vicki Wilson, Sheffield United Community Foundation’s Safeguarding Manager, had this to say on Shout, “We all need a little help with our mental health sometimes, and it’s important to normalise seeking the help when we need it.  We are happy to promote Shout and the service that they provide for our staff and participants that may need some advice and guidance when things get tough.”

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