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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

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...

Misscarrige

hi sam i revently had a misscarrige. it wasnt compleately out the blue and i had been told my baby might not survive....

Addicted to sex chat rooms

Dear Sam, The last few days I have been using online Chat Rooms for the past few days, and have been going on the sex...

Job interviews

Hi Sam im a 16 year old girl and i really want a job but im scared to do an interview. I have zero confidence and i g...

Effects of rape

​hello i was raped when i was 9 years old by a girl who was 13 at the time - im a 14 year old boy and i sometimes fee...

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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My Step-mums twins

Hi Sam, 5 months ago my step-mum found out she was expecting twins. A few days ago we found out that one has died...

17 and getting kicked out

I live with my mum and dad but there getting fed up of everything I do and they asked me to find my own place ?who sh...

My great uncle passed away.

On Christmas day, I woke up all happy to open my presents. I was really excited. After I opened everything, my mum ca...

My family

I am very upset because my mom and step dad have broken up. i really want a dad because my real dad died what should ...

Celebrating Hanukkah

In my home, we celebrate Hanukkah, but we also celebrate Christmas because my dad's family is Jewish, but my mum's fa...

Running Away!

I feel like running away from unfairness and arguments i wish someone could look at this from a different view and se...

Someone is stealing money

Dear Sam, someone in our small family keeps taking money from my mothers wallet!There Is only three children in our f...

My stepmum

Ever since she's been here she's made my life better and worse at the same time. She's so strict about everything. Sh...

Emotional Abuse?

Hello , My name Is G******. Im 17 The past three years have been hell for me with my mum since my grandma died in 201...

I hate my birthday...

Hey Sam! Last year my gran died a couple days before my birthday. It was horrible, I wasn't allowed a birthday party ...

Hi sam

My name is l* and i am 17 years old. I was wondering about what i should do about my parents getting divorced. The re...

Heartbrake for my Dad

Dear Sam My Dad has recently been left by his girlfriend has had become quite emotional about it every time it's ment...

My stepdad beats my mum

Hi, it's been going on for around 8 years and I haven't told anyone. My stepdad physically verbally and mentally abus...

Allowing

Hi my parents won't let me post my face on social media my cause we a e afghans from Afghanistan hats racist they onl...

Noone understands me at home

Hi i'm 16 & this is has been ongoing that my parents dont understand me, i am from a pakistani backgroud & my family ...

physical and verbal abuse

Hi SAM, my parents if I get into trouble hit me and verbally assault me. There of Bengali descent (immagrents) so the...

i have no freedom!

hi sam, i am 14 years old and i have no freedom at all. my parents will not let me go out at all with my friends, but...