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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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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

I keep telling lies

hey sam for a really long time ive been telling lies. i lie to my teachers and tell them i understand or when called ...

School and me

First day back at school was horrible people laughed at me threw the hallways and called me fat. ive cut myself befor...

Homelessness

Ive been homeless since I was 15. I'm now 18. I've been stayin on sofas and sometimes on park benches or in the town ...

My mum always hits me

Dear Sam ​ My mum always hits me even when its a sall thing like i have forgotten to wash my face, she pulls my hair ...

I have been having flashbacks

hi, ive been having flashbacks recently to all the bad things that have happened in my like, like my dad dying, and b...

Pressure about doing piano

Hi Sam i have been doing piano for a couple of years now but I am really bord of it and music isn't really my passion...

Message from Sam

Food is a part of life for us every day, but for some people this is a real problem. I’d be really interested to hear from you if you’re having problems with eating or your body image.

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Told my mum I self harm...

I self harm, I wanted to tell my mum and I did but I feel like I made her sad, I have a small brother and I said I fe...

injections.

i'm a self harmer and have been for a couple of months now. i have my tetnus injections in school next week and i'm w...

My friend C

My friend c had a tough time recently when her friend commited suicide. Because of this she got depression and now sh...

School Nurse

My form tutor took me out this morning and basically said that he can tell there's something wrong with me and that i...

School Injections

I have school injections in a couple of weeks, and I self harm. My cuts are all over both arms, even up to my shoulde...

my freind might kill himself

my good freind has had a bad life, he's lost his mum and dad, people ridicule him for being gay and he talk really de...

I can't deal with this

I just need a bit of advice right now. Everything seems to be on top of me and I'm not to sure how to deal with it. S...

HPV jabs?!

Hi!  So, in March all of the girls are getting their jabs to reduce their risk of cervical cancer. You get the jabs i...