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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

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...

Moved house to a new location

Ive just moved home with my family to a completely new area we have been here for around 3 weeks now and even though ...

Moods.

Hi Sam. I’ve been getting incredibly snappy for my age and I feel like my parents absolutely hate me for it. But I ca...

Abortion

Hi sam, I’ve just gone through an abortion and the after feeling is unreal I’m feeling so down and upset about everyt...

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...

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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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...

Is the UK safe?

Hi Sam, I may read the news too much but I’m constantly worried about being stabbed or attacked with acid and/or bein...

Teacher leaving

Hi, I am in year 12 and I have just found out that my favourite teacher is leaving school at the end of the year. Eve...

11+ exam

i feel like ive got to be perfect and pass tests like my sister but i dont want to do the tests. i hate putting up a ...

Gap year / university

hi there, ​ nothing big but i was wondering what happens once im 18 with decision making. i want to go on a gap year ...

Exams and OCD

Hi, Over the last year my OCD has gotten really out of hand. I’m on the road to treatment as I went to my GP and am o...

Failing GCSE

hi sam what happens if you cant pass ypur gcse more than 4 times what happens

I said something racist

I called someone the N-word as a joke and now I'm in serious trouble I don't know what to do because I'm not a racist

got rejected

I went to an interview for an apprenticeship and i found out that they rejected me. What if i can never be good enoug...

Pressure about doing piano

Hi Sam i have been doing piano for a couple of years now but I am really bord of it and music isn't really my passion...

New job and self harm scars

I recently got a new job, I’m meant to be starting on Sunday, they gave me the uniform and it’s a short sleeved top, ...

Confidentiality

In a lot of confidentiality policies, ie school and doctors, it says that they don't have to tell anyone unless they ...

IM IN BIG TROUBLE

hi sam! i am in really big trouble at school. i wrote something really bad about a teacher on a piece of paper and so...

Secondary School!

Hi Sam! I need some help. Today I am feeling worried about moving up to S1. I am going into the first year of seconda...