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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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  • 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

Possible speech therapy

Hey there Sam, I have this weird problem with like saying things sometimes, especially reading things out loud, where...

Antidepressants

Hi Sam, I'm writing this letter to you because I'm concerned that my antidepressants aren't working. I take fluoxetin...

Hearing voices

hi sam so I have psychosis and it is beginning to affect my relationship with my friends because they dont really und...

Me and school situation

im 14 and have been at my secondary school for three years. I’ve chosen my gcse’so i am going into 4th year. In first...

Misscarrige

hi sam i revently had a misscarrige. it wasnt compleately out the blue and i had been told my baby might not survive....

Addicted to sex chat rooms

Dear Sam, The last few days I have been using online Chat Rooms for the past few days, and have been going on the sex...

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...

Effects of rape

​hello i was raped when i was 9 years old by a girl who was 13 at the time - im a 14 year old boy and i sometimes fee...

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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Going to sleep

I can not get to slep i am always on my tabat at night or on the websit i dont know i cant get to slep pleys can you ...

i cannot get to sleep help me

please help me I lay there any my covetable warm bed its begging to be every night. sometimes I end up in my parents ...

Miscarriage

Hiya Sam, I am 15 years old and 5 months ago I had a miscarriage my mum and family and friends thinks it hasn't affec...

Mentle health issue

Hi Sam I have recently found out that I am suffering from anxiety. And I have been having extremely bad panic attacks.

Hair loss?!

Hi Sam, im a 15 year old girl and one day at school I noticed an abnormal amount of hair strands on my lap! Obviously...

Age of consent

Hi i just want to know if it is legal for man who is over 30 years old to have a sexual relationship with a 16 year o...

pregnancy

I think I'm pregant, I've never had sex and ive never been round a boy in a sexual way. I've not started my period.

Sending nudes

Dear Sam. It has been a while since I have sent a nude, but I am still annoyed with what I have done towards my futur...

My looks

hi Sam, a couple months ago I was pressured into sending nudes and I kept putting it off because I was/am ashamed of ...

I don't want to start😣

hi Sam, I am going to high school soon and im abit worried incase I start my period on a school day-what if im in the...

Age to get a prescription

Is there any specific age to get a prescription. As I would like to see a doctor and hopefully be prescribed something.

Underage Drinking

Basically there has been a few friends in my class that have secretly been drinking alcohol, we have only just gone i...

Advice for a friend

A really good internet friend of mine is anorexic. She has told her mum, but her mum refuses to believe her.

Children under harm

I'm wondering if you could give me some advise, I have a 'friend' who i would say is neglecting her 3 children's ther...

my friend takes drugs :(

I am worried about my friend who takes drugs...he uses crack..he has tried to stop/cut down on It but Its really hard...

My friends take drugs

My friends have all been smoking weed for about 3 years now but recently their habit is becoming a lot worse and it i...

My friend is worrying me.

I'm super happy I've found someone that I can write to.My friend is taking drugs, and i'm so concerned about her! She...

Acne

Hi, um........ So im 10 years old and i have acne.... Im really scared to show my face to other people. All my frie...

Breast size?

Hi, Sam. I just got my first bra and I know this is weird but I've been looking at my breasts in the mirror a lot   I...

my uglyness and fatness

dear sam             well i have been called really ugly once and i was really upset and didnt knw what to do i belie...

I feel so fat

i feel so fat and ugly, and im too scared to go out incase i get judged. i hate my body. some girl has already told m...

I hate myself

I hate the way I look. I'm fat and ugly. My hair is blonde/brown, and is always a rat's nest, no matter what I do. I ...