Shout 85258 is here to provide in the moment support for people who are struggling to cope. This can be for a number of different issues such as anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, loneliness, relationship problems, bullying, sexuality and gender issues and more.
What makes a good shout volunteer?
Shout Volunteers have the chance to:
Have an impact on people’s lives and make a difference. Learn communication, active listening, problem solving and crisis management skills; recognised by employers, universities and colleges as essential skills. Be part of a pioneering team and a supportive community.
Should I volunteer for shout?
It is important as a volunteer that you are able to take on board feedback as this is provided throughout your Shout journey and also being able to work as part of a team. Being a Shout volunteer means you will often collaborate with our Clinical Supervisors.
What happens when you text shout?
By texting the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 you will start a conversation with a trained Shout Volunteer, who will text you back and forth, sharing only what you feel comfortable with. Our volunteers will work with you to take your next steps towards feeling better.
How many volunteers does shout have?
Since our launch in May 2019, we now have: 2,300+ trained and active Shout Volunteers. 750,000+ conversations with people in need of immediate support. 1,000+ conversations every day.
What is give me a shout?
give (one) a shout
To say something to one or contact them in some way in order to alert them to something. The cashier will give us a shout when our order is ready. If you need help, just give me a shout.
Who can use shout?
Shout is a free text messaging service which provides 24/7 support for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis.
Is shout safe?
SHOUT is safe for all colorfast washables (fabrics which do not bleed or fade). Not recommended for use on silk or wool. Stains like rust, bleach damage, dried paint, ink or dyes may be impossible for any stain treater to remove. Do not mix with other household products.
Does it cost to text shout?
It is free to text Shout 85258 from all major mobile networks in the UK.
What prompted you to apply to be a volunteer?
People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge.
Can you call 111 for mental health?
If you are concerned about your own mental health or the mental health of someone you care about, you should call NHS 111 or make an appointment with your GP, who can refer you to the right services. If someone is putting themselves or others in danger now, it’s an emergency and you should call the police on 999.
Is there a hotline I can text just to talk?
Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support via a medium people already use and trust: text.