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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 need my first bra

Hi Sam, I’m 13- almost 14 and I think it‘s time to ask my mum for a bra but I’m too nervous and I don’t know how to b...

The Summer Holidays!

Hi Sam! I wanted to ask what I can do during the holidays to keep myself sane? The last summer holidays was hell for ...

Long distance/online

this is about a boy i met online through a friend from my school and its been 3 months since we met online and we’ve ...

Homosexuality

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

Sport and confidence

Hi Sam I wanted to write to you as im a bit upset with sport as I go to a club and I dont really fit in as I get lauf...

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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GCSEs with an Eating Disorder

hi sam, im really worried about gcses and its bringing up all my old problems which i worked really hard on getting r...

Is the UK safe?

Hi Sam, I may read the news too much but I’m constantly worried about being stabbed or attacked with acid and/or bein...

I said something racist

I called someone the N-word as a joke and now I'm in serious trouble I don't know what to do because I'm not a racist

got rejected

I went to an interview for an apprenticeship and i found out that they rejected me. What if i can never be good enoug...

Pressure about doing piano

Hi Sam i have been doing piano for a couple of years now but I am really bord of it and music isn't really my passion...

New job and self harm scars

I recently got a new job, I’m meant to be starting on Sunday, they gave me the uniform and it’s a short sleeved top, ...

My future

i left college (to the disappment of my parents) but it's hard when you want a good job but have no degree...

School situation

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

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...

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 ...

The future

please help me to have ideas on what carreers i should think about pursuring. i would love jobs that i enjoy and wake...

Leaving primary school

i am leaving my primary and i am really upset, i dont know how i will fit in with everyone.

Moving out

Im 16 and im on a child protection plan. I want to move out as i am sick of having to look after my parents. Will the...