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Support Organisations

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:

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The Samaritans

The Samaritans(this will open in a new window) are a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. To get in touch:

Phone 116 123, email jo@samaritans.org(this will open in a new window) or find your local branch(this will open in a new window).

SAMH - the Scottish Association for Mental Health

SAMH(this will open in a new window) 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 enquire@samh.org.uk(this will open in a new window)


ChildLine(this will open in a new window) 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 (this will open in a new window)or send an email(this will open in a new window)


Beat (this will open in a new window)is the UKs eating disorder charity. To talk to someone about eating disorders:

Phone: 0808 801 0677, email help@b-eat.co.uk(this will open in a new window) or visit support groups(this will open in a new window)