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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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  • 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

Is it emotional abuse?

I've been in an on and off relationship for ov r a year now. He's broken up with me then gotten back with me three ti...

sexual harassment

hi, im a 16 year old girl and recently one of my families friends has been making me feel uncomofortable. i went to t...

Boyfriends

Hi my name is liz and im confuseibecause over the summer i went to a summer club and meet a boy that i knew from like...

Counselling

Hi, My mum has resently asked me about whether or not i want counselling and i dont know if i do or not, i know that ...

Hi sam

My name is l* and i am 17 years old. I was wondering about what i should do about my parents getting divorced. The re...

My stepdad beats my mum

Hi, it's been going on for around 8 years and I haven't told anyone. My stepdad physically verbally and mentally abus...

Next week

It can make us feel special being asked to send a selfie. But sending a sexual text, image or video can be dangerous if shared with the wrong person. I'd like to hear from you if you've had a difficult experience where you've felt pressured or sent something you regret.

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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...

Right

I always think this over my head all the time, what is our rights, I'm currently growing up in the care system an I a...

sexism

there is this boy in my school  being sexist about girls playing football but thats what i love to do what shall i do

Leaving care

Hi there, my name is R* and am 16 in June 2015. Am in foster care and I want to leave the care system on my birthday ...

Being in foster care

Hi, sam well ive been in foster care for 8 years now and now i'm 16 things have started to change. I'm not treated ri...

I dont what to do

Hi. I'm 15 years old and I'm a student finishing high school, I have recently came out as lesbian, to my friends who ...

Freedom

I am 16 with a 3 week old son. I have been told by the baby's social worker I HAVE to live at my mothers or go into c...

My vagina

Hey Sam, im really worried about the colour and extra skin on my vagina. I'm worried no boy  will ever want to do stu...

sam

hey sam so i turn 18 in 3 months do you now if i could leave home now with out parents concent

Genderfluidity At School

heyy um i just need to know are my school allowed to ban me from changing anything about myself due to gender fluidit...

Foster Care

Dear Sam, I have a friend that is in foster care and i'm really concerned with how she is coping. Before going into ...

i need your help

ok so hi sam im a**** and i have changed my personality from girly to emo/punk i have been wearing darker make up cha...

Money Problems

I'm 11 and neatly evryone in my year group has a phone. My family is pretty poor and we have money problems. I really...

Health

Is there any specific age to get a prescription. As I would like to see a doctor and hopefully be prescribed somethin...