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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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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

I don’t know how to feel

I was raped by my partner of 4 years he was remanded for 4 months but was found not guilty at trial since then I was ...

Suicide in a game

Hi Sam, Recently I have been playing a video game and there is a character in it called Kate. She gets bullied and tr...

Young Carers

Hi Sam im a young carer and i have been getting very stressed and i at home i live with my mum and grandma. When i ge...

Body image

i feel really disgusting about my body and i am definitely not body positive can you help ?

Anxiety at school

hi sam. i have anxiety. my guidance teacher gave me a card that i show to my teachers and they would allow me to leav...

Masturbation

hi im 12 and i feel disgusting if i masterbate but i cant stop myself from doing this i watch porn sometimes but i fe...

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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Young Carers

Hi Sam im a young carer and i have been getting very stressed and i at home i live with my mum and grandma. When i ge...

Snooping?!

Hi, Sam. I just got back from school and there’s obvious signs my mum was in my room. Such as my chair has moved, clo...

Unsiversity dorms

im 16 now and ive spoken to my family about living in uni dorms. my dad said he would disown me if i ever try snd mov...

My nan and Alzheimer's

So, My nan has Alzheimer's and I get really down because she can't remember me or my dad. and I don't know how to cop...

Forced to pay rent at 16

My friend has just informed me that she might soon be forced to pay rent by her own parents in order to live with the...

Finding out I had an other dad

on the 1st of june 2018, I got an message over social media from a boy around the age of 21 practically telling me I ...

My mum is gambling

dear sam, my mum is gambling on her phone but im the only one that knows. she plays slot machines online and my dad d...

Homosexuality

I come from an asian background, a very traditional one. And, with my luck, my family is very homophobic and don‘t to...

My mom needs a divorce

My mom is currently married to an alcoholic man. He's a good person when he's not drunk but thats not often anymore. ...

My parents should divorce

My patents fight nonstop, it makes my younger brother really uoset and i cant do anything. My father trys saying ever...

Grandad has cancer

Hi Sam my granddad has cancer and even though the doctors said he’s doing well my dad won’t let me go and see him it’...

being in care

hey sam, im just wondering if feeling weird and out of place normal when you jut get put in care. my emotions are jus...

Dad locked up

Hiya Sam. ​ I got a missed phone call, and I googled it to find it to be a prisoners payphone. I didn't answer the ph...

my weird religion

hi Sam.both my parents are catholic and my siblings ar atheist.I believe in the norse gods.it's weird telling people ...

Summer Holiday Worries

Hey Sam, I have some worries about the Summer Holidays. I mean yeah, it's great to have a break from school, as I fin...

Acholism (my mum)

my mum has acholism and depresion my dad is mentally ill and left us when i was eight i am now ten. she is a nice per...

My dads are divorcing

Dear sam, i am a 12 year old girl and i live with my 2 dads and my big brother who is 17. my dads ate getting a divor...

Single teenage mum

I am a 16 year old girl who just so happens to be a single mum to a little girl who is 8 and 1/2 months. I gave birth...