Writing a letter to Samaritans

"Being able to write and offload anytime knowing you will get a reply... Putting your thoughts on paper can make them seem more real."

PO Box 9090

If you don’t have easy access to a computer or telephone, or just don’t like email or talking on the phone, grab a paper and pen and you can explain your situation to us in as much detail as you feel comfortable with.

Writing a letter can be a more personal, thought-provoking way for you to get your feelings across. It can be too upsetting to talk about certain things on the phone, and the simple act of writing everything down can help you work through it. Receiving a hand-written response from our volunteer that you can keep and refer to may also suit you better.

You don't have to pay to send us a letter. Just write 'Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK' at the top of the address.

How long before I get a reply?

We aim to get a response back to you within 7 days.

I can’t write very well

You don’t need to worry about spelling, grammar or the quality of your handwriting. You can write freely, without embarrassment or fear of being judged.

What happens to my letter?

We will need your name and address to return the letter to you, but to maintain confidentiality, your letter will be shredded once we have sent you our response.

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