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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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  • 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

My nan and Alzheimer's

So, My nan has Alzheimer's and I get really down because she can't remember me or my dad. and I don't know how to cop...

Alcohol

Hello I’m gonna make this short and sweet I like alcohol a lot And although I don’t drink too much as I’m only thirte...

mental health in school

i have mental health issues that are being helped by CAMHS but it has been leaving me very drained and unmotivated in...

Telling my crush the truth

I am wondering how long I should wait before I tell my crush that I have a crush on her. I have had this crush on a g...

Feminism

Hi Sam, I've always known that I believe in equality but only recently have I called myself a feminist. I am a girl w...

Message from Sam

You can write to me about anything and I read every single letter, but I choose just a few to answer on my page each week. I'm sorry if I don't answer your letter but I always try and write my response to help anyone with a similar problem, so there is probably a letter that I've answered before which might help. If you definitely want a response you can always talk to one of our counsellors and they will always be there.

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Needs for developing

Dear sam I am writing to ask you for advice I am 11 yrs and I feel I need a bra and everyone including parents and yo...

Me lying

From a young age i have told little white lies to try and get out of things. I always try and get away with it but i ...

Im not allowed a boyfriend

Soryy to bother you, but this is something that bothers me every day; its always stuck in my head. Im 13 and i really...

Feeling trapped

I know my parents love me but I find it hard to live with them. I'm now 16 but I dont feel like I have any freedom an...

no freedom, no life

I just wanted to write to get some advice on a family issue with my parents. My dad is a muslim and my mum is non rel...

i don't believe in god...

I was born and raised a Jehovah's Witness. From a young age I was taught about god. But now at the age of 12, I'm hav...

Family

Im a fifteen year old girl and my parents never let me go out with my friends, i have tried so much talking to them b...

Forcing religoen?

Ive been brought up to be a christian, but ever since obe of my pets died even tho i prayed and prayed for him to mak...

Online billing and going over

Hello, I'd really like some help right now but I'm not sure if this is the right place to be for this sort of thing. ...

embarrased

Hi, I'm a 11 year old boy who has a problem with my parents not letting me go things that all my friends can. I have ...

Cruelty

My mum is saying that I have to get a level 6 in my reading if I want a new keyboard. I understand that it is really ...

Hello

I'm an 9 aged child and I've got an problem. Everyone in my school is saying that I've got an boyfriend and I don't. ...

Pierceing

Hey im 14 , my step sister is the same age as me and we have to share a room. no matter how much i try make conversat...

Am I a young carer?

Hi Sam,I often help a lot to look after my little five year old brother who is autistic. I know my mum relies a lot o...

Uncomfortable around family

Hi Sam Sometimes I feel uncomfortable around family, mainly with cousins, aunts and uncles. I find that I can't talk...

Kicked Out

I'm 17 years old and I'm currently doing AS exams. I'm still in denial with my parfents and family. I've been given w...

seperation

my parents have been on and off, they said they were getting a divorce a few years back and then the next day they li...

marriage but studying

hi sam, you seem younger than the other consellors so i wanted to have your advice if that cool.im expected to get ma...

headscarf

i don't want to wear a headscarf but i have to. when i started a year ago, it was my choice. but now i want to take i...

Mum

My mum treats me like a child even though i am 17, she wont allow me to do certain things like going out with friends...

Moving out

I live with my mum on one week and with my dad on one week and vice versa. I don't really like my mum because she was...