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I need some one not family to be able to write down notes & type them up for me

Toffee26Toffee26 Member Posts: 9 Connected
Hi I am looking for someone who would b able to help me write down my thoughts of my illness's and how if affects me & make me feel to send to my Dr & My mental health Dr ..I have made rough notes but they are all jumbled up in my head I need them written down so there easier to understand ..I don't know who to contact it must also b private & confidential ..I am willing to pay for someone to do this for me ...Also to give to friends & family so they can understand what am going through ..am not good talking on phones ..
If any one has any suggestions I would be extremely grateful..


  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Administrator Posts: 2,408 Scope community team
    Hi @Toffee26
    Just so I fully understand, are the notes you need writing up for any specific applications for benefits or for treatment? Or so the people close to you have a better understanding of what you are experiencing?
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  • Toffee26Toffee26 Member Posts: 9 Connected
    No there not to claim for any benefits ..or financial help...I want it to be personal & confidential as some of the stuff I want written down may be sad for my family to listen to about the way I feel & I want the drs to understand the impact my illness's are having on the quality of my life ..thank you for replying if u know anyone that can help me I would be very grateful
    Kind regards xxx
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Administrator Posts: 2,408 Scope community team
    Hi @Toffee26
    Do you have any friends/support workers that could maybe help?
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  • tina100tina100 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Where are you? I would help if you are nearby 
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  • Jean_OTJean_OT Member Posts: 532 Pioneering

    Hi @Toffee26

    There is really good evidence to show that keeping a journal can boost emotional wellbeing so writing down your thoughts sounds like a great idea. However, I can understand that getting started and organising your thoughts on paper can be a bit daunting especially if you have lots of ideas swirling around your mind. There is a technique called a 'bullet journaling' that you might find helpful. Here is a link to an article titled "How to Use a Bullet Journal for Better Mental Health":  


    Unfortunately, finding a person to support you with your writing on a regular basis could be difficult. If you think it would help to get some journaling tuition, it might be worth checking out if there is a local mental health support organisation running a journaling group or perhaps a one-off workshop, your nearest MIND might be a good place to enquire.  

    Part of the therapeutic nature of keeping a bullet journal comes from the immediacy of the relationship between you an the journal, being reliant on another person to organise or moderate your thoughts could lessen the therapeutic value of what you are doing.

    I do understand from your original post that your primary motivation isn't around boosting your emotional wellbeing but being able to share your thoughts with your doctor etc. I think bullet journaling might also be good for this purpose as realistically doctors have little time available to read through lots of paperwork so would probably prefer the information presented succinctly.

    If you are worried that your own handwritten notes might not be neat enough to present because of physical difficulties with writing it might be feasible to employ someone that you could send your hand-written notes to, who could type them up for you. I suspect this would be expensive but also typed notes might not have the same impact for the reader as hand-written notes. As long as your notes are mainly legible I wouldn't worry too much and if adapting how you write (using big sheets of paper or marker pens for example) makes the process easier to manage I think you should just go for it! 

    Hope this helps in some way, I'd be interested to hear how you get on,



    Jean Merrilees BSc MRCOT

    You can read more of my posts at: https://community.scope.org.uk/categories/ask-an-occupational-therapist

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