Text 'Shout' to 85258
Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, 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.
The anonymised data we collate gives us unique insights into mental health trends to help improve people’s lives.
Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am, Friday 6pm-Monday 6am
A confidential phoneline for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16, feeling low, anxious or depressed.
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
HELPLINE: 0800 58 58 58
5pm – midnight daily
We run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. We support those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).
Switchboard - LGBT+ Helpline
HELPLINE: 0300 330 0630
10am–11pm, 365 days a year
We are Switchboard, the LGBT+ Helpline. We are a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional wellbeing. We support people to explore the right options for themselves. We aspire to a society where all LGBT+ people are informed and empowered. All our volunteers self-define as LGBT+.