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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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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

My nan and Alzheimer's

So, My nan has Alzheimer's and I get really down because she can't remember me or my dad. and I don't know how to cop...

Alcohol

Hello I’m gonna make this short and sweet I like alcohol a lot And although I don’t drink too much as I’m only thirte...

mental health in school

i have mental health issues that are being helped by CAMHS but it has been leaving me very drained and unmotivated in...

Telling my crush the truth

I am wondering how long I should wait before I tell my crush that I have a crush on her. I have had this crush on a g...

Feminism

Hi Sam, I've always known that I believe in equality but only recently have I called myself a feminist. I am a girl w...

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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I hate my dad

I used to tell people how i hate my dad and they always told me i was being stupid or that hate is a strong word but ...

Sexal abuse

Hi I'm M* and my dad hase sexal abused me and I have a lot of people involved with it at the moment, I have hade a fe...

I don't know what to do

dear Sam, My whole life my mother has put me down. My rights always come after my brothers, because i'm older. When...

my brother beats me

My brother whos 16 beats me its very sore it leaves bruises and when my mum tried to stop him he hits her too we cant...

adoption

hi i was adopted when i was 2. as the years went on i have fond it relly hard. my adopted mum shouts. she has hit, lo...

child abuse

hi sam im having trouble wit my mum and dad they always hit me and shout at me a teacher almost found the marks i had...

Run away

Hi Sam I'm writing this letter to you even though you never reply to my letters. I don't expect a reply but I need he...

Siblings

Hi,Okay well I'm going to try and get to the point so please bear with me. My brother who is around 16 years old soon...

Abusive alcoholic mum

Me and my mum have never really got along. She's very aggressive and stubborn and hard to talk to. Last night she lea...

My mum always hits me

Dear sam, my mum always hits me. once she got the photo frame and whacked it on my head and my head was bleeding, thi...

sexual harrasment

hi, when i was about seven my dad had sexually abused me. i didn't know what it meant then so i thought it is normal ...

Family problems

I am currently in a situation where I don't really want to be living with my mum anymore because of loads of past pro...

Abuse

Dear shelter, I used to get phyically abused alot at home and there isn't  day I don't remember it, it still happens...

about me and my mum

I am writing to you to tell you about my lifei have a mum who smacks me all the time for nothing and last night she s...