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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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  • 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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been sexual abused at 11

Hi Sam I need some advise please, these boys at my school have been touching me in places that I don't wanna be touch...

Physical Abuse

Dear Sam, I am now 14 years old, but when I was younger, about 7 or 8 I think, me and my younger brother got beaten u...

Bullying

hello im really stressed because im from romania and i ve been to england for 3 years.i dont have the accent and so m...

Police Questioning Troubles

Hello Sam, I’ve found myself in a predicament that I’m not sure how to deal with. The police have recently gotten inv...

Unsafe at school

I no longer feel safe in school, since there is a boy who is perving on girls, he crawls around trying to look up the...

Discrimination in Sports

To Sam At school, i came out as gay and now when we play football or anything that involves people picking teams, i a...

Muslim dscrimination

Hi, i am getting so scared i ma crying :(😭 On april 3rd there is a day called muslims punish day. I am one and i fee...

abuse

my mum always pulls my hair and shakes me and trys to throw me down the stairs

Deafness & Abuse

Hiya Sam, I'm 12 years old and i am Deaf. I lost my hearing completely when i was 7 years old. Although it was a big ...

Emotionally abused by my mum

hi Sam, i was emotionally abused by my mum for years, it left me with no confidence,no self-esteem and no self-image,...

Confidentiality at school

Hi Sam, Recently i discovered that my mum had been contacted by my school to talk about my eating (i restrict my food...

School and me

First day back at school was horrible people laughed at me threw the hallways and called me fat. ive cut myself befor...

Homelessness

Ive been homeless since I was 15. I'm now 18. I've been stayin on sofas and sometimes on park benches or in the town ...

My mum always hits me

Dear Sam ​ My mum always hits me even when its a sall thing like i have forgotten to wash my face, she pulls my hair ...

is it sexual assault?

hello, I'm 15 and i recently came to the realisation I may have been sexually Assaulted the reason I'm not so sure is...

My friends stalker

My friend dated this guy about a year ago and he's still completely obsessed with her and she feels unsafe. She has t...

Bullying

I have been verbally threatened and physically hit by the same pupil at school for 12 months now. The school have fai...

Bullying In My Perspective

I am constantly bullied at school by the same kids. I am teased about my looks and unfortunately I can't change them....