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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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You can ask me about anything you want, there's nothing too big or small.

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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

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...

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...

GCSEs with an Eating Disorder

hi sam, im really worried about gcses and its bringing up all my old problems which i worked really hard on getting r...

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 lie to everyone

Ive been lying to an awful lot of people i really want to stop but i cant ive been lying like this for almost 2 years...

How to ask for help?

People advise you to ask for help (with self harm/depression etc) by going to teachers or doctors or a trusted adult....

Dyslexic and Lonely

Hi Sam I started a new scool in september and I am dyslexic. I hav had a lot of help from teecher asistants at my ol...

Who really are counsellors?

Hey Sam, I have been reading through the letters that young people have been sending to you. It made me want to write...

Diagnosed

Dear Sam, I am 12 (13 in January) and I am currently in year 8. Since I began Yr 7 I have had Insomnia, and it is get...

Burgaler

I always feel that there may be a stranger in my house that's going to do something to me or my family but the thing ...

Voices

I'm scared of a lot of things at the moment and I even find waking up in a morning hard. I don't like to get out of b...

my personality

I am 15 and I am really struggling to find my personality. I'm not even interested in particulafr music, books or any...

my imaginary friends

So since I can't talk about this in person I thought id write a letter. Since I was about 7 I've haf these made up ch...

mean trainer

I go to a dance club and my trainer always puts me at the back and i get upset by it i know it sounds silly but im be...

vegetarian

Hi Sam, Please help me. I know this sounds really strange, but I'm a vegetarian and I can't stand other people eating...

Dissociation

I am 17 years old and am currently doing A levels. I'm finding the pressure all around me to fit in, grow up, do well...

I think i have cancer :(

Im really scared and worried to tell my mum i think i have cancer i searched up the symptoms and i have most of them ...

Anxiety- feeling sick

hello, i have been feeling sick everyday for a long time, however i was last actually sick 2 years ago. I worry about...

Very worried!

I haven't had my period for over a month and I'm really worried. I don't want to see a doctor because that is what my...

im bisexual... help?

im a 14 year old girl and recently i found out im bisexual.. if i come out im scared i will be judged.

Bad Voice In My Head

Hello Sam, Im Thirteen and My Name is --------. since about the 20th of december ive had a bad voice in my head,i was...

Temper

Hello Sam im writing to you cos I really don't know what to do with my self....I find it very hard to behave defiant...

mental health

hiya I have OCD and I need to get it sorted out. I am becoming paranoid about everything and I dont want to sound pa...

Anger

I have serious anger problems and the methods of controlling it where says on the childline website is not effective ...

Medical Dad

Hello Sam,Thankyou for reading this. I am sorry if I sound mean in it or blunt, at anytime.I have been seeing people,...

My Mask.

Hi! I'm 12. I live with my mum who I generally get along with, my sister, who's 13, who has Downs Syndrome and my dog...