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Text Support Service

Text the word ‘PANDAS’ to 85258 for in-the-moment support your mental health.

Individuals feeling anxious, stressed, lonely, depressed, suicidal or overwhelmed and who need immediate support can use the service by texting the word ‘PANDAS’ to 85258, any time of the day or night.

 The service, a partnership between The PANDAS Foundation, powered by charity Mental Health Innovations and thanks to the support of corporate partner Huggies, offers free, accessible, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support for any parent or carer who is struggling to cope.


To Start a Conversation

  • text the word ‘PANDAS’ to 85258
  • you’ll then receive four automated messages before being connected to a trained volunteer
  • once connected, the volunteer will listen to anything that is troubling you, providing support and signposting to services where appropriate.

The service is free, anonymous and doesn’t appear on phone bills. Users don’t need to register, download an app or use mobile data. For more information about how the service works please click here. 


If you need urgent help….

If you need urgent help or are worried about a loved one, call the Samaritans on 116 123 or the emergency services on 999.

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