Need to share what’s on your mind? Try letter writing!
Are you struggling with something that’s hard to talk about? Do you need a space to let out your feelings? Do you need to share something with someone and don’t know how to start? Do you find it easiest to express your feelings in writing? Try Kids Help Phone’s letter writing tool to practise putting words to your experience.
How can I share what’s on my mind through writing?
Kids Help Phone’s letter writing tool is a template you can use to reflect on a situation you’re facing or prepare or practise for a conversation. Some things are difficult to say out loud and writing may feel like the best option. The questions and prompts in the tool can help you navigate your feelings and think about the next steps that feel right for you.
For example, you may be worried about a friend and aren’t sure how to bring it up. Or, you may want to try writing a letter to someone without intending to send it. The practice of writing and reflecting can help you express what you’re feeling without holding back. This can allow you to process what’s truly going on and feel prepared if/when you decide to share the letter with someone you trust.
It’s important to remember that this is not a reporting tool, and no one will see your letter unless you choose to share it with them.