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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

Dad is HIV positive

I have just discovered that my dad is HIV positive - and has been for ages, but he hasn't told me. ​ I don't know if ...

Fixed term exclusion

hi sam, i was excluded for a fixed term in yr 10 i am extremly ashamed of what i did as i was verbally hurtfall to a ...

Sexuality problems

hi sam,this is my first time writing a letter . im a 14 yo boy and im currently in a relationship with a girl who i t...

Transgender

i have always preferred being a girl to a boy and love crossdressing, my parents do not like it. They threaten to tak...

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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Lying and being strange

Hi, i sometimes just lie, sometimes about stupid things, and sometimes about big things. Like a few weeks ago I said ...

????

I think I may have OCD. When I was seven, I got a bad stomach bug and was almost hospitalized. Since then, I have dev...

Anger

hi im finding myself getting very angry at time and this isnt the normal me im calm all the time but if people at sch...

the end

i am 12 recently i have found out about a possible nuclear war and am SOOOOOOOOOOO scared that the world will end bec...

Anger

Dear Sam,For as long as I can remember I have been angry. 6 years ago I was in anger management for a year, this ulti...

Why oh why ?

I am a fifteen year old , who for the first  14 yrs of their life lived as a female the sex I was assigned at birth ,...

what is wrong with me?

I get really worked up sometimes and i flip and tear up books, punch walls and break stuff my friends think its funny...

Mental health

Hi Sam,I have lots of mental health problems. I have OCD and schizophrenia and I am taking medication for depression ...

period

erm , im 12 and i havent started my period yet and all my friends have ? i have tons of emergency pads and im worried...

CONFUSED2

Hi Sam.My parents have been split up for seven years and up til now it hasn't really bothered me, the idea of having ...

Caring

Hi,I couldn't really decide which topic to put this under. It's kind of family but its emotions as well. I look after...

mental health

dear sam, this is my first time trying this talking thing. i have ocd and i dont know what to do about it dont want ...

Why do I feel this way?

Hi, people in my school are talking about how theyre going through puberty and all these sexual thoughts however I fe...

I'm feeling lonely

Hello Sam, I have been diagnosed with anorexia and are currently undergoing treatment. It is going ok, but as a resu...

muslim

hi, i'm a muslim & i recently started wearing the headscarf cos i feel really passionate about my religion. the ...

Hi!

:( Hello. Ive not been feeling myself latley.. i keep myelf to myself want to sleep all the time lock myself away. I...

i am in care

i am in care because i have reacently lost my mum to cancer so it is really hard snd i also self harm an i am trying ...

I can't eat

Two days ago, someone that I used to be in a relationship with got into a car accident and died. I can't eat anything...

just sad

Hi , so when i was 1 my dad died and usally round xmas it pops into my head so basically i just need some advice on h...

Am I depressed?

I've lost a loved one due to suicide a year and a half ago and haven't felt myself since then. I'm always unhappy and...

Miscarriage

I am a 14 year old girl who didn't know she was pregnant until around the end of my miscarriage, I haven't told anyon...

Death of something I love

My guinea Pig died About an hour ago. I'm crying my eyes out and I don't know why. It was a big shock to me, I was ju...