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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've had 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

Someone wants to fight me

Dear sam, on saturday i got some really threatening messages from a girl who wants to fight me the day of exams start...

Interracial Relationship

Hi Sam, My girlfriend lives in the south of England and I live in the Midlands yet she sometimes visits my city when ...

Feeling depressed

Hi, I have been feeling very depressed For a couple of months now. im having lots of family problems and it's all jus...

My deaf friend

Hi sam, I have a deaf friend. She wasn't always deaf because she was my best friend ever since I was little but after...

Message from Sam

I've had lots of letters from people about the events in Manchester. Anyone can be affected by tragic events like this, even when you're not directly involved. However you're feeling, you don't have to cope on your own. You can talk to someone you trust, get support with your worries or contact our counsellors.

Next week I'd be interested in hearing from people who have problems with their family relationships. Our family can be really important to us, but no family is perfect. Arguments and fallouts are normal, but it doesn't mean they're easy to cope with.

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Someone wants to fight me

Dear sam, on saturday i got some really threatening messages from a girl who wants to fight me the day of exams start...

Abuse&help

i am a 16 year old girl who has been in and out of care from the age of 13 due to verbal and physical abuse. I recent...

Physical abuse

Hi there i have heard that you are good at giving advise at home my parents hit me sometimes if I do something wrong ...

I'm being abused

Hi. I am a middle school kid and im being abused by my mum. She said she doesn't love me and she hits me almost every...

Internet safety

Hello sam I would really love some help and support.. My friend recommended a website. It's called omegle. at first I...

Coping with bullying

Dear Sam, I have been bullied throughout high school and have moved once because of it. I now have a small group of f...

Girls bullying online

I went back to school this week and other girls have gone back to bullying me. They've started bullying me online. I ...

Rape

Dear Sam, when I was 12 I had a boy who hit me frequently and made me do things I wasn't entirely willing to do like ...

I keep getting bullied

im 12 years old and I go to high school. ive been bullied since primary and I Just started high school. Please Help me!

Child Abuse

Hi, So the other day, my friend told me that her mum slammed the door on her hand intentionally and yesterday she tol...

Killer Clowns

I am really scared about killer clowns and I don't what to do about it. Everywhere I go, I don't feel safe, especiall...

Racism

I don't really know how you do this letter thing but I'm gonna try anyway .. Theres all these people at school who ar...

Terror attack worry

I'm really scared about a terror attack happening where i live and hurting and killing my friends,family,pets and peo...

Sexual abuse

My friend got sexually abused .He had a girlfreind .They were ok until she went to America .She started wanting to do...

Breaking and entering

I was caught going into an abandoned building and the police asked for my name ,address and date of birth ,but then t...

Moving out at 16

Hi Sam, I am a 16 year old girl and last year I came out and told my mum I had a girlfriend. My girlfriend lives a fe...

Parents and school

Hi Sam, My parents have divorced and I live with my mum, I don't see my dad at all as he doesn't want to see me anym...

Seeking for help!

Hello,I'm 15 years of age and I am private fostered by my deceased mothers friend,I have not long come out of care! I...

Is It OK?

Is it ok for a teacher to hold your hand in class? It makes me very uncomftorble but I dont know how to make it stop....

Foster care

I'm in foster care , and my carers have starte to go through my things in my bedroom whilst I'm sleeping? Is this inv...