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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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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

Physical Abuse

Dear Sam, I am now 14 years old, but when I was younger, about 7 or 8 I think, me and my younger brother got beaten u...

Bullying

hello im really stressed because im from romania and i ve been to england for 3 years.i dont have the accent and so m...

The transfer conundrum

I transfered to a school to do my A-levels but the school just isn't right for me. i want to go back to my original s...

Forced to pay rent at 16

My friend has just informed me that she might soon be forced to pay rent by her own parents in order to live with the...

Finding out I had an other dad

on the 1st of june 2018, I got an message over social media from a boy around the age of 21 practically telling me I ...

Struggling relationship

Hi :) so i think i’m pregnant and my boyfriend is saying if i keep it he’s leaving, if i tell my mum i’d get kicked o...

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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Help

im moving school and l don't want to im leaving all my friends behind how can i stop being so sad xx

Leaving

I have just left my primary school forty minutes ago and now I feel really sad. I'm excited to go to high school but ...

I've left my primary school

Dear sam,I've left my primary school and is going on to big school. None of my friends are going to be in my class. I...

help

im moving school and l don't want to im leaving all my friends behind how can i stop being so sad xx

Im worried

Im scared from going from primary school to high school. Its a nervous step and im worried. I need some help about ho...

Moving to Secondary School

i am starting secondry school soon and i am so scared but i have no idea why. i have loved my time at primary school ...

Starting Sixth Form

Hi Sam I have just started Sixth Form a couple of weeks ago at a new school but I'm struggling to fit in :( There ...

Starting sixth form

I'm sixteen and I have just started sixth form at a new school, I was really happy to go somewhere different from eve...

Depressed

I'm a 12 year old girl in 1st year in secondary school. I've always had 1 best friend since playschool. The problem i...

I don't fit in

I've just started college and I thought it was gonna be alright, but when I actually got there I just felt like I did...

university application

Hi Sam :) We started our UCAS application today in school and I have to tick the box that says I have a disability (...

Apologizing!

Recently, i have fell out with my friend and i have been asked to apologise however i dont want to be the one who alw...

What shall I do??

Hello today i accidently called someone fat this has now made me feel awful i feel so mean it just came out i am neve...

School

Basically I'm in year 8 and we had a new science teacher that started at the beginning of September as the other one ...

all alone

So im in all girls school (a school with only girls) and i have friends from my primary school but im falling out wit...

Cleanliness

Thank you for reading my letter. Can pupils complain about  how dirty the toilets are at school, because the girls to...

School

I told my best friend about my suicide attempt but she told school I haven't spoken to her since she was the only one...

changing schools2

i just moved to a new school & its kind of new for me , new subjects and language . I am worried about the exams ...

school changing

my mum and dad are thinking of me moving house and changing schools but i love the way things are. i love my friends ...

I've had enough

I just hate everything. At school I hate my friends they alwasy make jokes at my expense I feel pushed out the 'popul...

Sexism?

I know we wear school uniform for a reason To unify us all, but am I right in thinking that my high school and other ...

School

I told my best friend about my suicide attempt but she told school I haven't spoken to her since she was the only one...