Putting pen to paper can sometimes generate strong feelings. If you’ve found it difficult to write about something personal and you’d like to talk to someone about it, here are some organisations that offer help and support:


The Samaritans

The Samaritans are a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.

Phone: 116 123 or email: or find your local branch here


SAMH - the Scottish Association for Mental Health

SAMH is Scotland's leading mental health charity that works to make sure people are talking about mental health. To find out about the services they offer:

Phone: 0141 530 1000 or email



ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything - no problem is too big or too small. 

Phone (free): 0800 1111, have a 1-2-1 chat online or send an email.