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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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  • 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 nan and Alzheimer's

So, My nan has Alzheimer's and I get really down because she can't remember me or my dad. and I don't know how to cop...

Alcohol

Hello I’m gonna make this short and sweet I like alcohol a lot And although I don’t drink too much as I’m only thirte...

mental health in school

i have mental health issues that are being helped by CAMHS but it has been leaving me very drained and unmotivated in...

Telling my crush the truth

I am wondering how long I should wait before I tell my crush that I have a crush on her. I have had this crush on a g...

Feminism

Hi Sam, I've always known that I believe in equality but only recently have I called myself a feminist. I am a girl w...

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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my uglyness and fatness

dear sam             well i have been called really ugly once and i was really upset and didnt knw what to do i belie...

I feel so fat

i feel so fat and ugly, and im too scared to go out incase i get judged. i hate my body. some girl has already told m...

I hate myself

I hate the way I look. I'm fat and ugly. My hair is blonde/brown, and is always a rat's nest, no matter what I do. I ...

I am ugly

i literally always feel so ugly. i hate the way i look soo much, i have eczema which creases my eyelids because of th...

Make-up and self confidence

Well I'm 12 and I am worried about how I look. I have spots and I wear makeup to make myself feel better and make peo...

the way i look

dear sam just because i am 17 and weigh about 13 stone everyone thinks i am fat what can i do

confidence

I am extremley self concious and i constantly feel like everyone is staring at me. when I walk down the road i consta...

I don't know

hi sam, im 13 and recently i have been having really bad problems with the way I look. I just dont like the way I loo...

eating

I have been worrying about my weight a lot I just started to care this year, at school I usually don't eat anything a...

Osgood-Schlatter's Disease

I got diagnosed with OSD on 22/01/15, and I have to wear these leg support things to stop my legs from giving way. Bu...

Im not confident in my self

i have a boyfriend but i hate talking to him! well no i love talking to him but i hate it when i do because i always ...

Help

I'm 10 and people (Mainly Boys) have been saying “with a face like yours you will never be famous" and I want to...

The way I look down there.

I do not like the way my vagina looks . I am 16 and I want to have sex but I'm self conscious . Can u help me ? I rea...

Masterbating

Hi, I am so angry with myself, I am 12 and watching porn and masterbating and I'm feeling ugly and disgusting... I f...

Self Esteem

Umm this is the first time I've ever done this. Hi Sam im 14 and i hate myself. I look at all of my friends and i see...

Out of school

Hi sam, So GCSE exams have finally finished and im now on holliday, but what I thought would be weeks of freedom fro...

Stretching My Ears?

So this might not seem as big of a problem as the other stuff on here, but I really want to stretch my ear lobes. I f...

I'm so ugly it hurts

I suffer from pigmentation mainly on my upper lip, I have tried everything from lightening cream, to home remedies su...

cancer

Hi sam I fill different from all the other kids in school because i had cancer I am ugly and have to wear a hat at sc...

Blr

I am 15 and have spots. t's no big deal to me but everyone keeps taking the mikey and aren't very nice about it sayin...

Hair colour

I desperately want to dye my hair black but does anyone have the power to stop me, if they do, who is it? And why wou...