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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

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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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...

lunch

dear sam,my BFF is not talking or playing with me at lunch ,no matter how hard I try.sometimes she will not laugh or ...

Moving out

Im 16 and im on a child protection plan. I want to move out as i am sick of having to look after my parents. Will the...