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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

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...

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...

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...

My parents should divorce

My patents fight nonstop, it makes my younger brother really uoset and i cant do anything. My father trys saying ever...

Teacher leaving

Hi, I am in year 12 and I have just found out that my favourite teacher is leaving school at the end of the year. Eve...

Message from Sam

This week is the 1 year anniversary of the terrorist attack in Manchester. I received lots of letters from young people who were affected by this and I still hear from people who are trying to cope. This week I’ll be answering those letters and hoping to help anyone struggling with feelings about worries of the world.

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Sibling death I

I can't seem to find much on this so I didn't know where else to go. When I was 12, my 15 year old sister died unexpe...

Stay put or die

I've felt really depressed and lonely for a long time, probably around a few years but recently its got worse and its...

I recently lost my dad and mum

hiya, urm, well i don't really know howto start, i'm finding it really hard to get up in morning, i feel so down. I r...

Dog dieing

Please could you help me to get over my dog dieing she was really young and I loved so very much I would apprechate i...

my neighbour

Hi Sam, My neighbour died a few days ago and it was a shock as she seemed fine and knowone was expecting it. We were...

Dad

I am arguing with mum a lot and am very angry with her all the time. Dad died 2 yrs ago and she has moved on!!! I sti...

Alone & Hurt

In 2010 I became my mums full time carer I done everything for her, she got diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and ...

My Brother

hi sam my brother died two years ago he killed himself at the time i was extremely sad but now as i get older i cant ...

dads death

I am 14 years old and my dad died 7 years ago, when i was seven. Even though it was a while ago, I am quite sensitive...

My best friend died.

So back in December my best friend ended her life and it physically and mentally broke me, I almost tried to myself. ...

Depression after my mum died

Hi samim j...! My mum died just under 2 years ago however I am struggling a lot I am been bullied at school about it ...

RIP

In December my best friend died of cancer. At first it I felt pain but my body just felt like a nothingness. Now I ha...

It's all happening again

Sam, my best friend died 10 months ago and I miss him so much, it feels as if he's just died all over again I just mi...

Death

My uncle died in july and my whole family was so upset by it. I don't live with my dad so it's like my mom has to go ...

Coping with my aunts death

On Feburary 10th my aunt passed away due to cancer. We were EXREMELY close. She was like another mum to me and she on...

My life...

So many people has died in my family: my dad, grandmother, cousin, aunty and my grandad it has been a tough year this...