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Anyone can write in with their problem. I respond to a few letters each week. You can also read my advice to people who have similar problems to you. 

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What you need to know:

  • Sam reads every letter, but can only respond to a few each week
  • Sam's replies are public, never private, so others can read them
  • Sam will remove personal info from your letter to keep it anonymous
  • if yours is chosen, you'll see it under one of the topics below
  • if you need support now or want to talk privately, contact a counsellor for free on 0800 1111.

latest letters

Sexual Thoughts

Dear sam, im having sexual thoughts, and i dont know why. Im only 12 and it feels so wrong. Is this normal, it feels ...

Autism and summer

hello i have aspergers and it just the start of the summer holiday. most people my age are relieved but i get more mi...

Possible speech therapy

Hey there Sam, I have this weird problem with like saying things sometimes, especially reading things out loud, where...

Antidepressants

Hi Sam, I'm writing this letter to you because I'm concerned that my antidepressants aren't working. I take fluoxetin...

Hearing voices

hi sam so I have psychosis and it is beginning to affect my relationship with my friends because they dont really und...

Me and school situation

im 14 and have been at my secondary school for three years. I’ve chosen my gcse’so i am going into 4th year. In first...

Message from Sam

I often have a theme that I ask people to write in about but remember that you can still write to me about anything as well. I also want to remind everyone that of the many letters I receive each week I choose just a few to answer on my page. I'm sorry if I don't answer your letter but there is probably a similar letter that I've answered before which might help. If you definitely want a response you can always talk to one of our counsellors.

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Police Questioning Troubles

Hello Sam, I’ve found myself in a predicament that I’m not sure how to deal with. The police have recently gotten inv...

Unsafe at school

I no longer feel safe in school, since there is a boy who is perving on girls, he crawls around trying to look up the...

Discrimination in Sports

To Sam At school, i came out as gay and now when we play football or anything that involves people picking teams, i a...

Muslim dscrimination

Hi, i am getting so scared i ma crying :(😭 On april 3rd there is a day called muslims punish day. I am one and i fee...

abuse

my mum always pulls my hair and shakes me and trys to throw me down the stairs

Deafness & Abuse

Hiya Sam, I'm 12 years old and i am Deaf. I lost my hearing completely when i was 7 years old. Although it was a big ...

Emotionally abused by my mum

hi Sam, i was emotionally abused by my mum for years, it left me with no confidence,no self-esteem and no self-image,...

Confidentiality at school

Hi Sam, Recently i discovered that my mum had been contacted by my school to talk about my eating (i restrict my food...

School and me

First day back at school was horrible people laughed at me threw the hallways and called me fat. ive cut myself befor...

Homelessness

Ive been homeless since I was 15. I'm now 18. I've been stayin on sofas and sometimes on park benches or in the town ...

My mum always hits me

Dear Sam ​ My mum always hits me even when its a sall thing like i have forgotten to wash my face, she pulls my hair ...

is it sexual assault?

hello, I'm 15 and i recently came to the realisation I may have been sexually Assaulted the reason I'm not so sure is...

My friends stalker

My friend dated this guy about a year ago and he's still completely obsessed with her and she feels unsafe. She has t...

Bullying

I have been verbally threatened and physically hit by the same pupil at school for 12 months now. The school have fai...

Bullying In My Perspective

I am constantly bullied at school by the same kids. I am teased about my looks and unfortunately I can't change them....

I'm being stalked

Theres this man that has been stalking me since i was 10 (i am 13 now) im really scared to tell anyone, what should i...

Abuse&help

i am a 16 year old girl who has been in and out of care from the age of 13 due to verbal and physical abuse. I recent...