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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

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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food

Hi Sam, lately I have been constantly worrying about my weight, I am thinking about making myself vomit and seeing if...

I can't eat

5 days ago, during school, I had a panic attack. I spoke to a very comforting teacher but since then I've completely ...

Guilty

Whenever I have just eaten I feel really guilty. I'm falling apart

I feel so fat

Hi, im 14 i have had an eating disorder for about 5 months and i live on a peice of tost and banana for a week and i ...

anorexia

about a year ago i recovered from anorexia. i was so happy then it was unbelievable. i thought that i would never hav...

Help

I need help. I hate myself. I'm spending every minute trapped in my own head. I hate myself. I scream at everyone. I'...

Eating problems

I dont know if  i have an eating disorder. I look at people and they seem to est as if its normal. Well with me its a...

eating disorders

I'm 15 and I have an eating disorder. My mum is bullimic so she has never taken my eating problems seriously until I ...

No way out

I've had problems for nearly five years, and it's driving me crazy. I don't eat hardly anything. Anything I do eat, I...

i think im bulimic

i havnt really told anyone this im the only one who knows :/ ive seen posters about this site and thought id checkit ...

Picked on for being too skinny

I eat well for a 15 year old girl but i get called names and evryone picks on me because of my weight. My BMI says im...

Anorexia

I've never thought about my weight before secondary school because i suppose when i was younger it didnt matter. Now ...

i dont know what to do

I've started to starve and self harm myself becase I'm feeling fat, I feel like I can't eat anymore or the fat will b...

cant eat any more

im finding it hard to eat lately, i cant eat more than a couple of mouthfuls before i feel stuffed. i have poured sou...

how?

how? how do i stop cutting? how do i start eating? and how do i make sure I'm okay with it? i don't want cuts on chri...

the holidays :/

hi i dont eat anything during school time and its easy to hide and easy to resist the temptation to. i used to love ...