Your Thoughts and Feelings

  • Opal want you to know you are not alone and you are not the only one.


The views and feelings of all of you are important, this section is for young people to have their voices and feelings heard and read by others.

You can submit using the links to the left.

Below is a recent letter submitted to us

Dear Opal,

I hope you don't mind me writing to you, especially when I left the project 4 years ago and have not been in touch since. I think about the project a great deal and regularly check online to see what is happening and how things are evolving. I just wanted to congratulate everyone on the project for how much it has grown and developed over the last 8 years. I don't know if there is anyone still around who was there when it all started, but , in a sense, that doesn't matter. To know that the project still exists, that is growing and changing, and providing a vital and much need service to those young people who need it fills me with a great sense of pride. Opal has become more than I ever dreamt it could be, and that is due to those people it touches now, not the people that began it's journey. I hope you don't read this as an attempt to try and come back onboard with the project, or as a patronising granting of my approval. It isn't. I did my time with Opal and it helped me in a way nothing else could. I am in a very different place now, and I'm a very different person. The Opal cause is still one very close to my heart though, and I will always keep an eye on what's going on. Opal was a major part of my life for 4 years and it's a little hard to let go of completely! Thank you for continuing with it, for believing in its message and the need for such a service. I hope that it continues for many years to come. How would I go about sending you a donation? Good luck and stay safe. With very best wishes, Laura Sutcliffe