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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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  • 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

Sexual Thoughts

Dear sam, im having sexual thoughts, and i dont know why. Im only 12 and it feels so wrong. Is this normal, it feels ...

Autism and summer

hello i have aspergers and it just the start of the summer holiday. most people my age are relieved but i get more mi...

Possible speech therapy

Hey there Sam, I have this weird problem with like saying things sometimes, especially reading things out loud, where...

Antidepressants

Hi Sam, I'm writing this letter to you because I'm concerned that my antidepressants aren't working. I take fluoxetin...

Hearing voices

hi sam so I have psychosis and it is beginning to affect my relationship with my friends because they dont really und...

Me and school situation

im 14 and have been at my secondary school for three years. I’ve chosen my gcse’so i am going into 4th year. In first...

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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Unsafe at school

I no longer feel safe in school, since there is a boy who is perving on girls, he crawls around trying to look up the...

abuse

my mum always pulls my hair and shakes me and trys to throw me down the stairs

Deafness & Abuse

Hiya Sam, I'm 12 years old and i am Deaf. I lost my hearing completely when i was 7 years old. Although it was a big ...

Emotionally abused by my mum

hi Sam, i was emotionally abused by my mum for years, it left me with no confidence,no self-esteem and no self-image,...

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 ...

is it sexual assault?

hello, I'm 15 and i recently came to the realisation I may have been sexually Assaulted the reason I'm not so sure is...

I'm being stalked

Theres this man that has been stalking me since i was 10 (i am 13 now) im really scared to tell anyone, what should i...

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...

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 ...

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...

Sexual abuse

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

Changes at home

I am 12 years old now and am in secondary school, my mum and dad have adopted my younger brother a couple of years ag...

My brother

Hi  I'm 13 and has been sad for awhile because I'm in pain on the inside and out because my 16 year old brother beats...

abuse

Hi sam im getting hit all the time by my dad he hits me for no reson and hurts me every day what should i do

My Brother

Hi, my brother is 19 and I'm 15 and he really scares me sometimes. we would just be talking and getting along and th...

Dad

I'm ever so worried about this because my dad causes me emotional abuse and calls me names and I don't want to  tell ...

My life is just f***ing up

hi. im 14 and i need advice, my mum is getting married to someone, he attacked her. And she has covered it up for him...

Family and emotions

Dear sam, i am writing to you because i'm not sure what else to do, i'm 15 and i don't want to live with my family an...