Ask Sam

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. 

Ask me a question

You can ask me about anything you want, there's nothing too big or small.

Write me a letter

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

I keep telling lies

hey sam for a really long time ive been telling lies. i lie to my teachers and tell them i understand or when called ...

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 ...

I have been having flashbacks

hi, ive been having flashbacks recently to all the bad things that have happened in my like, like my dad dying, and b...

Pressure about doing piano

Hi Sam i have been doing piano for a couple of years now but I am really bord of it and music isn't really my passion...

Message from Sam

Food is a part of life for us every day, but for some people this is a real problem. I’d be really interested to hear from you if you’re having problems with eating or your body image.

Write me a letter

Show
Show

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...