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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

I need my first bra

Hi Sam, I’m 13- almost 14 and I think it‘s time to ask my mum for a bra but I’m too nervous and I don’t know how to b...

The Summer Holidays!

Hi Sam! I wanted to ask what I can do during the holidays to keep myself sane? The last summer holidays was hell for ...

Long distance/online

this is about a boy i met online through a friend from my school and its been 3 months since we met online and we’ve ...

Homosexuality

I come from an asian background, a very traditional one. And, with my luck, my family is very homophobic and don‘t to...

Sport and confidence

Hi Sam I wanted to write to you as im a bit upset with sport as I go to a club and I dont really fit in as I get lauf...

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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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...

all my fault?

My mum and dad split up a year ago and I feel that it is all my fault and I feel everyone blames me. Also I think the...

Step mum

My mum and dad broke up when I was around 5, they had three children, me, my older sister and my younger sister. My m...

I don't think I can go on

Hi Sam  I'm 16 I currently live with my parents and 3 younger sisters. Over the last few months my parent have began ...

want to live with dad

I am a 14yr girl and I don't know what to do anymore. My parents got divorced when I was about one, but my problems w...

I don't think I can go on

Hi Sam  I'm 16 I currently live with my parents and 3 younger sisters. Over the last few months my parent have began ...

Mum

My mum says that I dont apreciate anything and that if I move in with my dad she will disown me and never talk to me ...

Christmas

Hi Sam, I really want some advice. This Christmas will be the first Christmas without my mum and my sister who I was ...

Mum and dad

Hi ! Thank you for taking the time to read this! So my mum and dad had an argument today and I'm really upset! My mum...