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  • Sam's replies are public, never private, so others can read them
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CAMHS transition

Hi Sam I have recently turned 18 and in my last yr of school. I was reffered to Camhs when I was 17 and they didnt do...

My dad is cheating :(

Hi sam, I just figured out today that my dad is cheating on my mum. my parents are muslim and cheating is a sin. I wa...

Everyone is making fun of me.

When I was younger I made little stupid videos at the age of 9 or 10 and now they have been resurfaced around my scho...

Staying behind a year at school

Ive been struggling with anxiety which has meant I’ve had a lot of time off school. This has meant that I’ve had to s...

letter to uncle in jail

hi my grandma wants me to write my uncle a letter and he is is jail but i never really had a bond or relationship wit...

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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Christmas and Bereavement

Hi sam, so 2 and a half years ago my mum passed away from cancer. This year will be my 3rd christmas without her and ...

Christmas suckks

hi my family used to be close but now we've had so many arguments that we barely speak to each other. one of my older...

Scared of ruining Christmas

Hi Sam, This seems a bit weird so please bear with me. Recently my aunt died, about 4 weeks ago actually. She was alw...

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...

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...

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 ...

I hate it, christmas....

i hate christmas its nothing like it is shown on tv etc everyone always argues and dad drinks and mum and dad argue, ...