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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

Dog Phobia

Dear Sam, I have always been scared of dogs. I run when they are near and they chase me. I have been injured by a dog...

Binge Eating

Hey Sam, I was wondering how to cope with binge eating. over the year I've noticed my emotions were all over the plac...

anorexia? bulimia?

hi sam, ive had this on my mind but i dont know if i have anorexia or bulimia but if i do i know i need help most day...

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...

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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CONFUSED2

Hi Sam.My parents have been split up for seven years and up til now it hasn't really bothered me, the idea of having ...

Caring

Hi,I couldn't really decide which topic to put this under. It's kind of family but its emotions as well. I look after...

mental health

dear sam, this is my first time trying this talking thing. i have ocd and i dont know what to do about it dont want ...

Why do I feel this way?

Hi, people in my school are talking about how theyre going through puberty and all these sexual thoughts however I fe...

I'm feeling lonely

Hello Sam, I have been diagnosed with anorexia and are currently undergoing treatment. It is going ok, but as a resu...

muslim

hi, i'm a muslim & i recently started wearing the headscarf cos i feel really passionate about my religion. the ...

Hi!

:( Hello. Ive not been feeling myself latley.. i keep myelf to myself want to sleep all the time lock myself away. I...

i am in care

i am in care because i have reacently lost my mum to cancer so it is really hard snd i also self harm an i am trying ...

I can't eat

Two days ago, someone that I used to be in a relationship with got into a car accident and died. I can't eat anything...

just sad

Hi , so when i was 1 my dad died and usally round xmas it pops into my head so basically i just need some advice on h...

Am I depressed?

I've lost a loved one due to suicide a year and a half ago and haven't felt myself since then. I'm always unhappy and...

Miscarriage

I am a 14 year old girl who didn't know she was pregnant until around the end of my miscarriage, I haven't told anyon...

Death of something I love

My guinea Pig died About an hour ago. I'm crying my eyes out and I don't know why. It was a big shock to me, I was ju...

Mum

Coming up to Christmas has been tough for the last 4 years as my mum died four years ago and each year it gets harder...

Sibling death I

I can't seem to find much on this so I didn't know where else to go. When I was 12, my 15 year old sister died unexpe...

Stay put or die

I've felt really depressed and lonely for a long time, probably around a few years but recently its got worse and its...

I recently lost my dad and mum

hiya, urm, well i don't really know howto start, i'm finding it really hard to get up in morning, i feel so down. I r...

Dog dieing

Please could you help me to get over my dog dieing she was really young and I loved so very much I would apprechate i...

my neighbour

Hi Sam, My neighbour died a few days ago and it was a shock as she seemed fine and knowone was expecting it. We were...

Dad

I am arguing with mum a lot and am very angry with her all the time. Dad died 2 yrs ago and she has moved on!!! I sti...

Alone & Hurt

In 2010 I became my mums full time carer I done everything for her, she got diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and ...

My Brother

hi sam my brother died two years ago he killed himself at the time i was extremely sad but now as i get older i cant ...