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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

My mom needs a divorce

My mom is currently married to an alcoholic man. He's a good person when he's not drunk but thats not often anymore. ...

Can’t sleep

Hi Sam, this has been happening for at least a year now, but I‘ve been struggling to sleep when i go to bed every nig...

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...

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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new school

Hey sam  i really need some help .. erm I'm just starting a new school tomorrow and im really nervous and super scare...

my friend

My friend at school always wears the same uniform to school and doesn't have any of the things everyone else does for...

what should i do?????????????

My friendis ill and am not aloud to see her.Everyone at school is asking where she is and she told me not to tell.one...

Friend I want to get rid of

I have a friend who I have started to dislike now because he always makes weird noises or sings random songs in class...

everyone has BBM but me!

all my friends have blackberrys and im not allowed one but they all have bbm so they are always talking to each other...

Best Friend?

I always come home looking sad. It's because my best friend is always being mean to me. Sometimes in my mind i say I ...

Being Autistic

Hi Sam, I have Autism and Asberger Syndrome and I heard about World Autism Awareness Day on the 2nd of April. People ...

my school PE teacher

hi, i may be overreacting but i feel weird about what happened at school today, i had pe and im a girl and my pe teac...

School

I miss my old teacher so much and I don't really like our new one. She may just be a replacment while my old one is o...

School troubles

School is stressing me out alot, they are putting so much pressure on me. I never get to spend time with my family an...

Upcoming college interview

Hi Sam My college interview is in a couple of weeks and I'm SO nervous!   I don't know what they're going to ask and...

Me

Hey sam, Life is hard. Exams etc. But i am now especially worried about my speak dyslexya. btw i dont quite know h...

Taken advantage of

Dear Sam, I am quite gifted at school and am good at academic subjects, music, sport and art. However some people ta...

Teacher at school

I am not sure how to deal with a teacher at school - They treat me a lot differently to other students (tries to see ...

futrejob

My name is Z* and I am 16 years old. I have Autism and its my last year of school and i am worried that when i become...

Teacher

Dear Sam I know this isn't really a problem for u but I just need to  take to some one i am a 11 year old girl almost...

rowing

last year i really enjoyed indoor rowing and was in the top 30 of the country for my age. this year i really don't wa...

GCSE's

I'm going into the year of choosing my gcse's. I'm getting really stressed because i want to be an actress and i need...

I think I'm being bullied

There is this girl who is in my class and my friendship circle and I feel like I am being made an outsider by her . S...

Sixth form

I am starting sixth form tomorrow and I've already began to feel really anxious about everything.Because I am one of ...

scared of school

dear sam im scared of school and i never sleep and i feel ill all the time. the thing i am worried about is getting t...

Is it bullying?

Lately I had a falling out with a popular girl, and my social status started to fade. Now, I feel as if I have no fr...