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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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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

Dad is HIV positive

I have just discovered that my dad is HIV positive - and has been for ages, but he hasn't told me. ​ I don't know if ...

Fixed term exclusion

hi sam, i was excluded for a fixed term in yr 10 i am extremly ashamed of what i did as i was verbally hurtfall to a ...

Sexuality problems

hi sam,this is my first time writing a letter . im a 14 yo boy and im currently in a relationship with a girl who i t...

Transgender

i have always preferred being a girl to a boy and love crossdressing, my parents do not like it. They threaten to tak...

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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Please.

Please help me. It is my birthday in a few days and I invited six different people. My mum said that I can only have ...

No friends

I have just started year 7 and in my new class, i didnt know anyone. i know who people are but i havent got any frien...

Best friends

I think that I am taking away a friend from another! And it puts me in a sad and angry way ! What can I do ? Plz help...

Do you have to have friends?

Hello Sam. Having friends has always been hard for me as has most thinks. I like reading the letters other people s...

Cultural/religious differences

Hi Sam Recently i've been feeling really left out from my friends. I am a practising muslim so i dont drink and now ...

Mean girls

I have quite a few friends but three of my closest friends have completly changed. They have turned into complete mea...

Tell a friend my secret??

Hi SamTwo years ago I was hanging out with a group of girls who I no longer han g out with. Basically, I stole someth...

Living on different continents

I met one of my best friends on tumblr, and we have become really close. We talked a lot on tumblr for a while then w...

High school

Dear Sam, I'm going to a different high school than all of my friends I don't know anyone. Everyone says "Oh yo...

Friends

I was talking to my friend today about my Depression issues, I told her everything, how upset ive been, how i wanted ...

Friends

All my friends are skinny and prettey, they always wear the latest out-fits and use the newest phones out, every time...

Trust

I have a lot of friends. Thing is, I don't have friends like other people do, I find it hard to confide and trust the...

Can we ever be friends again?

Hi Sam, I have a problem which can't really be solved I am just looking for some advice. Just under two years ago my...

Friends

Dear sam im not very confident and always do what my friends say sometimes i dont want to do it but im to scared to s...

Pressuring me...

Hi sam, I am 14 in year 10 and have recently been promoted to a prefect. The only problem is that my friends are get...

Secret relationship in class

Today in my class someone told that in our class there are two people which are in a secret relationship , i know who...

Jealousy

Hi Sam, Im really jealous because my friend is dating the boy i like and i dont know what to do please help me

Im loosing my best friends

I have recently moved schools, because i moved house for the 5th time! and i cant help but feel like im loosing my be...

Fitting in

I feel like at school I'm different to everyone and no one really likes me I dont fit in and i can't concentrate. I h...

Fitting in and friends

I am having difficulty at school because I used to and sort of stil do hang around with this group of people who swea...