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Something on your mind? Or need some support?

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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You can ask me about anything you want, there's nothing too big or small.

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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

Dog Phobia

Dear Sam, I have always been scared of dogs. I run when they are near and they chase me. I have been injured by a dog...

Binge Eating

Hey Sam, I was wondering how to cope with binge eating. over the year I've noticed my emotions were all over the plac...

anorexia? bulimia?

hi sam, ive had this on my mind but i dont know if i have anorexia or bulimia but if i do i know i need help most day...

GCSEs with an Eating Disorder

hi sam, im really worried about gcses and its bringing up all my old problems which i worked really hard on getting r...

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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Moving to Girlfriends House

Hello,I am a male, aged 15, and 16 in 5 months. I have a girlfriend which I think the world of, and I couldnt think o...

Help.

I know this is a bit extreme but my family and I do not get along. I have tried to sort things out but my efforts are...

moving

hi sam so my mum is keen to move away at the end of the school year -she hasnt found a house and she hasnt even put o...

I'm 16 and want to move out

I'm 16 and I want to move out its not that I being abused or that my mum isn't a bad mum but I just feel that I want ...

dear shelter

dear shelter,me and my friend have run away from home and we dont know where to go next

My dad and moving...

Dear Sam I am writing to ask if i am aloud to leave home...my dad emotionally abuses me everyday and i cannot take i...

I have nowhere to go...?

Hi Sam, I have lived with my aunty for the past 4-5 months due to my mum being an alcoholic and attempting suicide oc...

worried about my best friend

ok so my friend recently told me.. that she is affraid of her own fathershe explained to me he was telling her stuff ...

How to give someone advice

Hello, lately my cousin, who is also my best friend, has been having panic attacks, well at the start they were, but...

Affairs?

Hi Sam :) My friend has recently revealed to me that her dad has been cheating on her mum for a long time. This frie...

My friend

My friend sat with me on thebus but she wasn't very happy.So she told me why:Her dad had been drinking and didn't do ...

PLEASE, PLEASE HELP MY FRIEND

My bestfriend has been physically abused by her dad as long as she can remember and she has scars all over her body t...

I'm worried about him

My friend has told me that his mum swears an hits him all the time but as soon as I told him it was abuse he refused ...

MY FRIEND help please!

my friend is going through a tough time and her mum neglects her and treats her unfairly her mum always bullys her, h...

My best friend is self harming

Hi sam,My best friend recently moved schools and we lost contact for a while. We have tried to stay in touch but he h...

child abused

hello i am writing to talk to you about a friend i am very worried about i am only 14 and she is 13 bacically whats h...

Help!

I'm writing to u about my friend she gets hit by her dad and sometimes they don't give her any food! She told me not ...

My friend

Yesterday I found out from one of my friends that one of my other friend's mother had died. I was shocked about this ...

Helping others.

I'm a 16 year old girl who is normal in every wa y. However, over the past few days I've been helping a lot of people...