YoungMinds Crisis Messenger



Who we are

The YoungMinds Crisis Messenger service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK, so if you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support you can text us free and anonymously.

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We aim to connect every texter to a trained volunteer in less than 5 minutes to provide support in a crisis. The trained volunteer will introduce themselves and they will listen to you and help you think through what you are feeling and will aim to help you take the next steps towards feeling better. All volunteers are supported by experienced clinical supervisors.

Our Crisis Messenger service could help with urgent issues such as: suicidal thoughts, abuse, bullying, self-harm, breakdown.

If you are a parent that is worried about a child you can speak to our experts at the  Parent Helpline or you can email the Parent Helpline using the contact form on the website.


For more information visit our website.

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Contact Details

Contact name: Text YM to 85258

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Contact name: If you are a parent worried about a child you can ring

Phone number: 0808 802 5544

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Cost: Free text from EE, O2, Vodafone, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile, Telecom Plus.

Published: 09 August 2019