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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

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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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...

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...

The Summer Holidays!

Hi Sam! I wanted to ask what I can do during the holidays to keep myself sane? The last summer holidays was hell for ...

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...

Self-Sabotage

hi sam, i was recently talking to one of childlines counsellors and came to a realisation. i am self-sabotaging mysel...

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...

Binge Eating

Hey Sam, I was wondering how to cope with binge eating. over the year I've noticed my emotions were all over the plac...

Climate Change

Hi sam, im genuinely concerned about climate change. i know it sounds stupid but the animals are actually dying!!! pl...

Manchester bombing

i was at the manchester bombing and since then, no doctor or anyone has come to see how i am. im constantly having fl...

Potential OCD

Hi Sam, Im 15 and im dealing with school and stress ect. i think i have developed OCD because i do strange things for...

Coping with anger and autism

Hi sam. Im finding it really hard to even talk to you about anything so i am proud of myself for doing it. I suffer f...

Loss of my niece

Hi Sam. My niece died when I was 10 and a lot of people were giving my sister abuse because the press published the w...