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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

Guilt

Hi Sam i feel so guilty that i have cheated on 2 of my mock exams. The techer used papers that had the markscheme rel...

Stress and anxiety

Hi Sam it's Stephanie. I am really stressed about my exams that are coming up and I really need help but I don't feel...

Munchausen

dear sam firstly, please don't judge me on what i am about to say. i am a bit worried that i might have slight muncha...

Being forced to marry

Dear Sam, I am a Muslim and I will be forced into a marriage in 2 years, they verbally abuse me and on rare occasions...

Transgender sex.

My boyfriend and I want to have sex. We are both transgender boys and hate our bodies. We have spoken about these kin...

Accidentally saw something bad

Hi Sam, When I was on youtube I came across a video of the bottom part of someone’s face and their top was a bit low ...

Privacy

Hi Sam, I was wondering about my privacy/independence rights. I’m a 15 year old living in Northern Ireland and I get ...

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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big decisions

hi Sam, This week I have been faced with a very difficult choice that could change the path im on at the moment. Ive ...

I can’t succeed

Dear Sam, This is my first time on here and I read about letters to you. I really need someone to speak to, I feel as...

mental health in school

i have mental health issues that are being helped by CAMHS but it has been leaving me very drained and unmotivated in...

Failed my GCSE's

Hey Sam, I just wanted to say that I failed my GCSE's and didn't get the grade I needed to in order to do what I want...

Moving schools

Lots of kids move schools in september is there any way to deal With the stress of it becuase going ito my new school...

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...

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...