Are you a young person who needs help? Text BREATHE to 85258 for free and confidential support.

Stop.Breathe.Think Talk and Text Service

Stop.Breathe.Think is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk or text about anything.  

We know life is challenging for many young people right now. Whatever you are facing, whatever you are worried about, we are here to help. 

We want to make sure you get the support to overcome life’s difficulties. Talking to someone can help. 

We have been working with young people since 2003. If you’d like to talk in confidence about anything, big or small, we are here for you.

If you are 21 or younger, please click on the button below to get support. Clicking the button just means you can send us your first name and email address with the option of giving us your phone number, that’s all. We will then text or email you to ask you when you want to talk. 


I'd Like To Talk

Who will I be talking to?

You will be contacted by a member of our team. Everyone who works for Stop.Breathe.Think are very friendly and are here because they want to help. All Stop.Breathe.Think team members will listen to you, know it takes courage to contact us, know about the problems young people can face and won’t judge you.

This is a safe space for you. 

Text Us

If you aren’t ready to have a chat just yet, we also have a free text support service. Here young people can text BREATHE to 85258, to message a trained Shout volunteer. Our volunteers are here to listen and support you.

You might be asked about how you’re feeling or what’s happening. They will help you to talk about what’s going on and to think about things you could do to help how you’re feeling.

This is available 24/7 so please do text whenever you feel like you need help or support.

Stop.Breathe.Think Text Talk Service