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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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  • 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.

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My Manipulative Best Friend

Hey Sam, I have a 'best friend' at school who is quite manipulative. I met her a year and a bit ago, in my previous s...

Internet friends

hi there recently ive started talking to someoene online and they are my age and we really want to meet up somewhere ...

My deaf friend

Hi sam, I have a deaf friend. She wasn't always deaf because she was my best friend ever since I was little but after...

Bed wetting

Dear Sam, i am 13 years old and have been a bed wetter since I was 8. The doctors have found nothing wrong with me af...

My friend needs a Saviour

My friend has been cutting for a while. I have no clue what to do. I’ve given her everything I could. I feel useless.

Making friends online

Hello Sam, I've noticed that people seem to not understand the concept of an internet friend. If I mention my intern...

My Crush

Hey sam, you see i have a crush on this boy at school. my friends dont really like him though. i dont know what to do...

internet friends

Hi Sam, I am writing to ask you if it is okay to have internet friend. I have over fifty Internet friends that I talk...

Boyfriends

Hi my name is liz and im confuseibecause over the summer i went to a summer club and meet a boy that i knew from like...

self harm (cutting)

My bestfriend has been diagnosed with anxiety and depression and for the past couple of months she has been really st...

unsure on how to help

so recently my friend hasn't been herself, and is really emotional and I'm not really sure how to help, she has been ...

My friend was sectioned

One of my closest friend has been sectioned in a mental health unit. They usually only stay for a couple weeks but sh...

bad friend?

my friendtexted me saying how she'd taken a lot of pills and that she doesn't feel right. So naturally I texted her m...

Eating disorder

I found out about a month ago that my best friend had a eating disorder. I noticed suspicious behaviour and eventuall...

My friend's life is all lies!

Dear Sam,I have a friend at school, because I can't tell you her name I'm gonna call her 'Mask'. Mask always seemed l...

Best friend getting hurt

My best friend keeps getting hit by his girlfriend for spending too much time with me. Lets say the boy is called B...

Suicidal Friend

Dear Sam  I have a friend who I used to go to school with before I moved. I got her number and talked to her online...

No idea what to do

Hi My name is H* and i have a problem. One of my friends have died and i, myself, is sad, but i have not taken it as...

Schizophrenia

HI Sam,My best friend J*, has just been diagnosed with Schizohrenia. I am worrried as he has changed alot since i met...