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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

Long distance/online

this is about a boy i met online through a friend from my school and its been 3 months since we met online and we’ve ...

Homosexuality

I come from an asian background, a very traditional one. And, with my luck, my family is very homophobic and don‘t to...

Sport and confidence

Hi Sam I wanted to write to you as im a bit upset with sport as I go to a club and I dont really fit in as I get lauf...

Moved house to a new location

Ive just moved home with my family to a completely new area we have been here for around 3 weeks now and even though ...

Moods.

Hi Sam. I’ve been getting incredibly snappy for my age and I feel like my parents absolutely hate me for it. But I ca...

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...

Unsafe at school

I no longer feel safe in school, since there is a boy who is perving on girls, he crawls around trying to look up the...

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 think im bisexual

i think im bisexual.... i think im in love wth my bestfriend whos a girl and shes bisexual. and we kiss all the ti...

Confused..

Hi, Sam, I'm confused on my seuxuaility. My bestfriend, H, is "bicurious" or so she says, and for a few mo...

Coming Out

Hello. I'm a 13 year old girl who is bisexual. I am in my second year of high school, and I have known that I am bi s...

I can't get a girlfriend

Hi Sam iam in a wheelchair and I have been fancying this girl for a long time we are friends but I dont know how to a...

Shaving

I want to tell my mum that i probably need to start shaving soon, but i am not sure how to phrase it, or get the mess...

disabled parents what can i do

Hi am 12 years old both of my parents are wonderful and amazing but thers a promblem there both disabled my dad is bl...

My mum smokes

So basically my mum smokes witch is very common . But I am 12 and don't want her to keep coming near me with her ciga...

Autism!

Hello Sam, Autism runs in my family, I have it and my dad and my brother has it, everyone in my class thinks I am da...

Going to the doctors

I have been told to go to the doctors to get anti depressants im nervous about telling the doctor how i feel and what...

I started puberty early

My voice has broken and I'm the only one in my class is it normal to start puberty at my age I'm only in year seven

Disability

im 14 and i am autistic and i have hypermobility syndrome and i have a astigmatism my pe teachers are constantly tryi...

Too scared to see a Doctor

I'm a 17 year old girl, and I don't want to sound like I'm jumping to conclusions, but I think I could be bipolar.

Family and drugs

Hi, im 15 so my problem is my dad and step mum. For a bout a year now iv smoked cannabis everyday at least a grams da...

mephadrone

For almost a year now ive hooked on mephadrone. its painfull to see me doing this to my self when im only 15 and have...

Smoking

I've smoked near enough a year and this is all that seems to help me when I get angry and upset. It calms me down. I...