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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've had 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

Someone wants to fight me

Dear sam, on saturday i got some really threatening messages from a girl who wants to fight me the day of exams start...

Interracial Relationship

Hi Sam, My girlfriend lives in the south of England and I live in the Midlands yet she sometimes visits my city when ...

Feeling depressed

Hi, I have been feeling very depressed For a couple of months now. im having lots of family problems and it's all jus...

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...

Message from Sam

I've had lots of letters from people about the events in Manchester. Anyone can be affected by tragic events like this, even when you're not directly involved. However you're feeling, you don't have to cope on your own. You can talk to someone you trust, get support with your worries or contact our counsellors.

Next week I'd be interested in hearing from people who have problems with their family relationships. Our family can be really important to us, but no family is perfect. Arguments and fallouts are normal, but it doesn't mean they're easy to cope with.

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Trespassing

Dear Sam, ‚Äč Recently, people in my year have been visiting an abandoned house near where I live. It is dangerous- som...

The GCSE exams

Dear Sam, People say that year eleven is the best year in secondary school but for me, it has been one of my worst in...

School situation

Dear Sam , During school I took someones money and got caught. I wanted to ask if it would ruin my education because ...

Racism at school

Hi Sam, at my school I am the only white person in my class and there are only 6 white people altogether in the year....

Moving in to secondary school

Hi, I am moving into secondary school next year and im a bit scared because now im the highest in the school but then...

Feel awkward around my teacher

Hi sam. In school i feel awkward around my teacher. I cant tell him anything not even if i have an idea. What should ...

Cancer Jab

I am only 12 and I started secondary in september time. I am very nervous about year 8 because we have a jab at the e...

Teachers at school

Dear Sam I feel very unhappy I am autisic and feel like the teachers dont understand or like me

Maths problems :(

Hello! I am a normal 14 year old girl who loves to sing,eat chocolate,play sport and also loves school! But... I have...

Annoyance, anger and upsetness

Hi Sam, I am a 9 year old boy. At the age of 7, I was diagnosed with Asperger's. I feel angry that I and other specia...

My future after school

My parents are always pressuring me about my future. it is hard for me to go to university when I know my family cant...

GCSE

I don't know what to do, i am so confused. I had big plans to go to uni and achieve a masters degree and develop my c...

PE teacher seems sexist

Dear Sam, Two weeks before the summer holidays, me and the rest of my year got new timetables because we were moving ...

How to get a job

I was just wondering how old I have to be to, and how I can, get a job at nearly 15, Thank you so much in advance, I'...

Leaving home

I'm 17 years old and I will be 18 in five months and I'm wanting to move out of my parents house, but they won't let ...

nits

hi sam my freind has nits and i dont know what to do and i have to sit next to her HELP please she smels and she dirt...

a worried sister

Hello Sam, Im writing this for my older brother. He is currently in sixth form and has a lot of work. He has dyslexi...