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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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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

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...

The implant

Hey ive been thinking about getting the implant for quite a while now as i started to have sex when i turned 14 i hav...

Can I get arrested

Basically I don‘t watch porn but one time a few years ago I did because I was curious. I didnt do it again and never ...

Sleep Paralysis

Hello, I have been experiencing regular sleep paralysis. I am not sure if you are aware of this (I've spoken to child...

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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I just can't seem to sleep

Erm hey, Yeah well its almost been a week and I just can't seem to sleep or i'll get an hour if i'm lucky. It's not ...

Self Harm

I feel really sad sometimes. I can't stop thinking about how lonely I am and how no-one likes me and my thoughts are ...

I feel left out

this is nothing serious but i feel left out i had a new baby brother  and everyone in my family is not paying any att...

Feeling different

Dear Sam, I have a condition called autism. Recently it has been making me feel more different than usual. I want to...

autism sucks

I have autism and it's really annoying. I can't cross roads by myself. Everyone teases me. I hate it.

Afraid to tell.

Hey. I feel as though I can't trust anyone. I mean no one at all, not my friends, family and until now not even anony...

The way I am

Everyone in my friendship group is going through puberty and I feel like I'm the youngest but I'm not I'm the oldest ...

Autism

Hi Sam, I have aspergers (a form of autism) and I'm worried that if  I tell some of my friends they might treat me d...

autism

hi my name is l* and im 13 yeers old and just resently  i saw in your letter/messige thing that you want to now if an...

worry

I keep worrying, every morning, that when my parents go to work that they'll have an accident. Like a car crash for e...

Am I depressed

Hi,My name is N*. I am only 12 years old an I don't feel like me anymore and I don't know. I am constantly upset. Som...

Going to year 6

It's currently the summer holidays and in a few days I go back to school and I'll be in year 6. I can bearly sleep be...

My bad life on a good world

There's a secret about me that I don't tell anyone. My mum is in a wheelchair, I forget what she has because I never ...

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...