Crisis Text Line

Global Expansion

Crisis Text Line International believes that everyone deserves free, 24/7, mental health support at their fingertips. We are in the UK, Canada, and launching in Ireland, Australia, South Africa, and Latin America.

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Where We Are

Crisis has no borders. There are millions of people struggling all over the world. And we want to help all of them. Everyone deserves free, 24/7, mental health support at their fingertips.


  • United Kingdom

    Text HOME to 85258

    Shout is an affiliate of Crisis Text Line in the UK that provides free, confidential support, 24/7 via text. Shout is available in the UK, including England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

  • Canada

    Text HOME to 686868

    Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone is a service partnership between Kids Help Phone and technology pioneer Crisis Text Line, providing young people in Canada with the first ever, 24/7, free nationwide texting service.


Our team is hard at work to bring Crisis Text Line to everyone who needs it.

We expect to launch Crisis Text Line in Ireland this summer. Next up, we’ll be in Australia and South Africa before the end of 2019. And we’re working on Latin America for early 2020. All affiliates of Crisis Text Line international use the same technology stack build by us in New York...for free.

Learn more about our next launches and get involved:


We’re looking for affiliate partners to launch Crisis Text Line around the world! Join us!!

Our plan is to launch one affiliate per country. Are you ready to save lives? Find out what we are looking for in future affiliates and start the application + selection process.

Become a volunteer

Crisis Text Line is powered by volunteer Crisis Counselors who work remotely — anywhere with a computer and secure internet connection works.

We are now accepting applications for volunteers in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. If you’d like to become a volunteer in Australia, Ireland, Latin America, South Africa, or a country we haven’t even listed, please complete the form below and we will contact you when the application is ready.

Crisis Counselors commit to 200 total hours of volunteering, serving a recommended 4 hours per week to meet this requirement. Before you begin as a Crisis Counselor, you’ll also complete a training period to give you all of the expertise you need to successfully and empathetically navigate crisis intervention.

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This form is not intended for crisis counseling. We currently provide services in the following countries:

  1. United States – Text 741741

  2. Canada – Text 686868

  3. UK - Text 85258

If you are outside of these countries and need help, please visit:

Or call the emergency telephone number in your country.