The Diana Award

Support Services

What is The Diana Award Crisis Messenger?

The Diana Award Crisis Messenger provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are a young person in crisis, you can text DA to 85258.

Trained volunteers will listen to how you’re feeling and help you think the next step towards feeling better.

Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.

This service is powered by our trusted partner, Crisis Text Line.

Our crisis messenger service could help with urgent issues such as:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Abuse or assault
  • Self-harm
  • Bullying
  • Relationship breakdown

You can text us free and anonymously – although if the volunteer believes you are at immediate risk of harm, they may share your details with people who can provide support.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide one to one support. For advice and support on a variety of issues facing young people visit our Support & Advice Centre. If you require personal support, there are some great specialists who have helped many other parents and could help you and/or your child.

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HOW TO GET STARTED_
TEXT DA TO 85258.

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SAY HELLO_
Trained volunteers will listen to how you’re feeling and help you think the next step towards feeling better.

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CHAT_
You’ll text each other, only sharing what you feel comfortable with.

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WHY DOES THIS HELP?
By asking questions, listening to you and responding with support, they will help you think through your feelings until you both feel you are now in a calm, safe place. You might be signposted to other services, so that you can continue to get support.