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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

Dog Phobia

Dear Sam, I have always been scared of dogs. I run when they are near and they chase me. I have been injured by a dog...

Binge Eating

Hey Sam, I was wondering how to cope with binge eating. over the year I've noticed my emotions were all over the plac...

anorexia? bulimia?

hi sam, ive had this on my mind but i dont know if i have anorexia or bulimia but if i do i know i need help most day...

GCSEs with an Eating Disorder

hi sam, im really worried about gcses and its bringing up all my old problems which i worked really hard on getting r...

Message from Sam

I often have a theme that I ask people to write in about but remember that you can still write to me about anything as well. I also want to remind everyone that of the many letters I receive each week I choose just a few to answer on my page. I'm sorry if I don't answer your letter but there is probably a similar letter that I've answered before which might help. If you definitely want a response you can always talk to one of our counsellors.

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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...

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 ...

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...

Internet safety

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

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...