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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

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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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...