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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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  • 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
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latest letters

Finding out I had an other dad

on the 1st of june 2018, I got an message over social media from a boy around the age of 21 practically telling me I ...

Struggling relationship

Hi :) so i think i’m pregnant and my boyfriend is saying if i keep it he’s leaving, if i tell my mum i’d get kicked o...

Failed my GCSE's

Hey Sam, I just wanted to say that I failed my GCSE's and didn't get the grade I needed to in order to do what I want...

School loneliness

Hi Sam, I’ve never done one of these before but here it goes. I’m in year 11 at school and I have no friends at all a...

Message from Sam

It can be hard to spot the signs of an abusive relationship, even when you’re in the relationship yourself. I’d be really interested in hearing about harmful relationships in the next few weeks. Remember that I only respond to a few letters each week but I do read all of them.

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Health Anxiety

Hi Sam, I'm 13 and I have really bad health anxiety. I always google symptoms of everything even small harmless thing...

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 ...

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...

Climate Change

Hi sam, im genuinely concerned about climate change. i know it sounds stupid but the animals are actually dying!!! pl...

Manchester bombing

i was at the manchester bombing and since then, no doctor or anyone has come to see how i am. im constantly having fl...

Fear of being sick

Hi Sam, ​I've had this phobia for 3 years now, and I don't know what to do. I can't stand anyone throwing up or me th...

Extreme fear of haircuts

Hi Sam, I am 17 and I am ashamed to say that I have a severe fear if getting haircuts, to the point I haven’t had one...

Work experience and the phone

Hello, ​ I have work experience coming and am hoping to become a vet. I have anxiety, especislly when it comes to tal...

I don't know anymore

I think I have anxiety. My mum thinks I'm telling her this for attention but I'm not. No one understands how I feel a...

Needles

I am 12 and I have a HUGE phobia of needles. In fact I've never had one since I was a baby, and I am really scared. I...

Health Anxiety

Every night, and sometimes during the day, I get really stressed about my health. Whenever I eat sweets I feel like I...

Christmas stress

I get really stressed at out Christmas time and sometimes it's too much. I get stressed about everything and then I e...

School and anxiety!!

My maths teacher has a teaching mechanism of students going up to the board and showing the class their answer and ho...

feeling fear

some thing is really bothering me lately, i feel lack of confidence and a lot of pain in heart because i am stressed ...

Do I have social anxiety?

Hi Sam, please help me I feel like I'm the only teenager that feels like this. I'm a 15 year old girl and I think I h...

phobia of the dentist

Hey Sam:) how are ya? I'm a 15 year old girl and ever since I can remember I've had a really bad phobia of the dentist.

Stress stops me from sleeping

I can't sleep properly at night. I just keep on thinking about things that could happen to me for all different reasons.

social anxiety

hi, for 3 years i have been anti-social but my parents think its because im lazy but I cant go near a stranger withou...

Scared Of Getting Lost

I'm nearly 13 years old and I think this is really stupid, but when I went on holidays I was so scared incase I got l...

Anxiety?

I have read through a few sites ect... About anxiety, mainly because I constantly feel worried about minor little thi...