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Organisations that can offer help and support if writing your story generates strong or potentially upsetting feelings

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.

Samaritans

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.

Phone: 116 123 or 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.

Phone: 0141 530 1000 or email enquire@samh.org.uk(this will open in a new window)

Childline

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

Beat(this will open in a new window) is the UK’s eating disorder charity.

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