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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

Sexual Thoughts

Dear sam, im having sexual thoughts, and i dont know why. Im only 12 and it feels so wrong. Is this normal, it feels ...

Autism and summer

hello i have aspergers and it just the start of the summer holiday. most people my age are relieved but i get more mi...

Possible speech therapy

Hey there Sam, I have this weird problem with like saying things sometimes, especially reading things out loud, where...

Antidepressants

Hi Sam, I'm writing this letter to you because I'm concerned that my antidepressants aren't working. I take fluoxetin...

Hearing voices

hi sam so I have psychosis and it is beginning to affect my relationship with my friends because they dont really und...

Me and school situation

im 14 and have been at my secondary school for three years. I’ve chosen my gcse’so i am going into 4th year. In first...

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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I need my first bra

Hi Sam, I’m 13- almost 14 and I think it‘s time to ask my mum for a bra but I’m too nervous and I don’t know how to b...

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...

Deep voice

my voice isnt breaking and im 15. what do i do, i am voice cracking all the time and get hate for still not havibg a ...

Dyspraxia

I have dyspraxia and I feel nobody understands. Everyone seems to find it funny how I can't tie my shoelaces, my hand...

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...

Acne Struggles

Hi Sam, I've been struggling with acne since I was 8 years old and I'm nearly 13 now but I still have it. It reached ...

Afraid and scared of war

hi sam, im really scared of war. all i see nowadays is headlines about the rising world tensions and it feels like i ...

Privacy in care

Hey Sam, I'm a 17 year-old girl and I live in a children's home. Like most teens I have a lot of sexual thoughts and ...

Pressure to get an abortion

hey, so basically i am 15 and im pregnant, 2-3 weeks and basically my boyfriend really doesnt want this baby at all. ...

Food makes me feel sick :(

Hello Sam. I cannot eat in school without feeling sick, and I cannot watch people eat food disgustingly. My worst fea...

I am bullied because I am fat

There is this boy in my school that bullies me because i am over weight. I am used to it but, i can not sleep at nigh...

Masturbation

Is masturbating bad because i feel like im the olny person who does it. Also is it the same feeling you get when you ...

My hands.

Dear Sam, I have dermatophagia, which includes me chewing, eating, peeling, and picking the skin all over my hands an...

The contraceptive implant

Hi Sam, Im 14 years old and I do want to get the contraceptive implant. I have read through and thought through all t...

Late puberty

Dear Sam, I am 12 years old and i have not hit puberty i have no breasts and it is really starting to worry me. All o...

Masturbation

Hi Sam, I'm a girl and around when I was seven I started masturbating but I didn't know what I was doing. now I do it...