The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke & Duchess of Sussex, via their Royal Foundation, are supporting a digital Mental Health initiative: the Shout text helpline, available 24/7. This project is an extension of Heads Together, the initiative that Catherine, William and Harry began in 2016 with the Royal Foundation. Harry and Meghan have been meeting with the team and volunteers since late last year.
Shout UK is the country’s first free text service available to anyone, at anytime if you are struggling with something, you need immediate help or just need someone to talk to. The charity gathered 1,000 volunteers over the past year, who’ve quietly helped 60,000 people. Shout partners with various organizations such as The Royal Foundation (in partnership with the Heads Together initiative), Crisis Text Line and BBC Children in Need.
You can sign up as a volunteer by visiting their website.
Here’s a statement from The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke & Duchess of Sussex on the initiative, which is poised to helps thousands of people. You can learn more about the initative on Harry & Meghan’s Instagram.
“We are incredibly excited to be launching this service, knowing it has the potential to reach thousands of vulnerable people every day. Over the last few months Shout has started working quietly behind the scenes. We have all been able to see the service working up close and are so excited for its future. At the heart of this service will be an incredible national volunteer community, one which needs to grow to allow us to support more people in crisis. We hope that many more of you will join us and be part of something very special.”