The OU are proud to have partnered with Shout 85258 to offer a free, confidential and anonymous text message support service for students.

Whether you’re feeling low, anxious, overwhelmed, or just not quite feeling yourself – Shout 85258 are here to help you.

Wherever you are in the UK, day or night, simply text OU to 85258 to chat with a specially trained volunteer via text message. It is completely free and confidential, and won’t show up on your phone bill.

To start a conversation, text the word OU to 85258.

Click here for more information on Shout 85258