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latest letters

CAMHS transition

Hi Sam I have recently turned 18 and in my last yr of school. I was reffered to Camhs when I was 17 and they didnt do...

My dad is cheating :(

Hi sam, I just figured out today that my dad is cheating on my mum. my parents are muslim and cheating is a sin. I wa...

Everyone is making fun of me.

When I was younger I made little stupid videos at the age of 9 or 10 and now they have been resurfaced around my scho...

Staying behind a year at school

Ive been struggling with anxiety which has meant I’ve had a lot of time off school. This has meant that I’ve had to s...

letter to uncle in jail

hi my grandma wants me to write my uncle a letter and he is is jail but i never really had a bond or relationship wit...

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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CAMHS transition

Hi Sam I have recently turned 18 and in my last yr of school. I was reffered to Camhs when I was 17 and they didnt do...

letter to uncle in jail

hi my grandma wants me to write my uncle a letter and he is is jail but i never really had a bond or relationship wit...

Coming out to religious friend

I am a gay female (I prefer the term gay over lesbian even though I'm female) and I am not really out to anyone. I wa...

Hypochondria and health anxiety

hi sam, ​ and i’m 16 years old. recently over the past fee months i’ve developed death anxiety, starting with fears o...

Calling childline twice

hello i recently called childline for the first time and it was great and i felt safe to talk but because i was nervo...

1 to 1 counselling

Hi Sam, I think I might need 1 to 1 counselling, but I’m a bit scared to get it, I don’t know why. Anyway, I have a f...

Climate change

dear Sam, I know this sounds really stupid but i’m really struggling right now with my mental health linked to climat...

Grieving

i lost my mum when i was 8. it was a hit and run accident. i saw my mum die. birthday and key events are coming up an...

After abortion thoughts

I am 17 years old and was 10 weeks pregnant. One of the main reasons why I thought abortion was the best option was b...

Stress about organ donation

dear sam, recently the NHS announced the new opt out policy for organ donation. as a teenager i have always seem deat...

Cross dressing but confused

Hi I have been crossdressing as a girl for nearly 2 years now and recently ive been doing it more and i like it. I fe...

Suicidal Thoughts

Hi Sam. For the past couple of years my life has been impacted by wanting to kill my self. It comes and goes but rece...

helping my friends affects me

about a year or two a go I felt extremely depressed and wracked with guilt about certain events that took place in my...

CAMHS

Hi Sam, So, last year I decided to stop working with CAMHS as it was making my anxiety go through the roof, and makin...

not allowed a phone at 12!!!

Hi Sam, So my foster carer doesn't want me to have a phone. and then a phew months ago she bought me a brick and she ...

Getting more help

Hi Sam, Ive had lots of weird emotions lately theyve affected me a lot its everywhere i go i cant do the things i lov...

Internal battles

Dear Sam, Ive been struggling with internal voices for a long time now , as many are, it has got to the point where I...

Emotophobia

Hi sam, ​ Im Emily and I have a huge phobia of vomit. Next month I have a trip with my school to a different counrty....

Munchausen

dear sam firstly, please don't judge me on what i am about to say. i am a bit worried that i might have slight muncha...