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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
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  • if you need support now or want to talk privately, contact a counsellor for free on 0800 1111.

latest letters

Dad is HIV positive

I have just discovered that my dad is HIV positive - and has been for ages, but he hasn't told me. ​ I don't know if ...

Fixed term exclusion

hi sam, i was excluded for a fixed term in yr 10 i am extremly ashamed of what i did as i was verbally hurtfall to a ...

Sexuality problems

hi sam,this is my first time writing a letter . im a 14 yo boy and im currently in a relationship with a girl who i t...

Transgender

i have always preferred being a girl to a boy and love crossdressing, my parents do not like it. They threaten to tak...

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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The contraceptive implant

Hi Sam, Im 14 years old and I do want to get the contraceptive implant. I have read through and thought through all t...

Late puberty

Dear Sam, I am 12 years old and i have not hit puberty i have no breasts and it is really starting to worry me. All o...

Masturbation

Hi Sam, I'm a girl and around when I was seven I started masturbating but I didn't know what I was doing. now I do it...

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...