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

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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

Fear of being sick

Hi Sam, ​I've had this phobia for 3 years now, and I don't know what to do. I can't stand anyone throwing up or me th...

What do I say if I call?

hi sam, so ive really been considering calling childline over my issues so i can talk one to one and get help, but im...

Gap year / university

hi there, ​ nothing big but i was wondering what happens once im 18 with decision making. i want to go on a gap year ...

Message from Sam

Self-harm is something I get a lot of letters about. Some people do it to cope, others might feel addicted to it. If anyone has questions about self-harm, or supporting someone else who is self-harming, then I'd be interested in hearing about it over the next couple of weeks.

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I'm really worried

My dad has just broke up with my mum and I'm just speechless  my mum keeps crying and saying its not my fault, every ...

Step Mum

Dear Sam,My dad got married recently and I don't know how to feel about it,because my dad's wife is a nice woman and ...


My Mum and Dad have been split for 1 year now and it herts more than anything! Though every kid wants their parents t...

my Dad

hello sam, my parents have split up since i was in year 1 and im in year 7 now i was wondering what rights i have to ...

My parents

my parents have split and now i feel like my life is in shambles.The court orderd that i see my dad every 2 weeks but...

making my mum upset

well my mum and dad have spilt up and i am in a pickle all the things i been through and thing make me sad i do talk ...


my mum and dad split up in the summer after years of constant fight and my dad constantly drinking,he usually drunk w...


Hi sam. My parents split up in december and my brother almost comitted. I remember the night like it was yesturday! M...


Hi Sam. It's been going on for quite a long time now. My parents are still together but don't have feelings for each...


This may not seem as important as a lot of other people because my issue isnt as bad as others. Basically, my mum and...