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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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You can ask me about anything you want, there's nothing too big or small.

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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

Afraid and scared of war

hi sam, im really scared of war. all i see nowadays is headlines about the rising world tensions and it feels like i ...

Feeling left out

I have low confidence and my friends are outgoing people. Sometimes I feel left out because they are all laughing and...

Discrimination in Sports

To Sam At school, i came out as gay and now when we play football or anything that involves people picking teams, i a...

Grieving a terminal illness

Hey Sam I've got something I'd like to know ? Well my mum has cancer and it's not curable my mum hasn't passed away y...

Message from Sam

There can be a lot of pressure to fit in around friends – pressure to do certain things or be a certain way. I'd be interested in hearing about problems you're having with peer pressure from friends in the next couple of weeks.

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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 ...