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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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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

My mom needs a divorce

My mom is currently married to an alcoholic man. He's a good person when he's not drunk but thats not often anymore. ...

Can’t sleep

Hi Sam, this has been happening for at least a year now, but I‘ve been struggling to sleep when i go to bed every nig...

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...

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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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...

Am I relapsing?

Hi Sam, ​ I've struggling with disordered eating for about 5 or 6 years now with my weight fluctuating from underweig...

Eating Problems.

Hello Sam, For such a long time I have felt over weight and fat, I've never been self confident and after things chan...

I tried to make myself vomit

i really want to be thin. i tried to make myself vomit a few weeks ago, and did it again today. i know i shouldnt do ...

My best friend's eating

My best friend never eats/barely eats anything at school. I'm really worried about her, she's naturally skinny and ve...

stop anorexia

hi Sam  I am 17 and I think I am terning anorexic, when ever I look in the mirror I don't like what I see,and I just...

bulimia

ok so im not sure if im bulimic or not, im 12 turning 13 soon and during school, 7am-3:30pm i dont eat anything(i sta...

weight problem ;((

Could u pls help me because im always worried aboit my weight and when im dressing with every1 elses style i feel. Re...

Am I anorexic

I am nearly 14 and I think I might be anorexic. I have been taking more and more notice of my weight and calories. I ...

Being fat

I am always being called fat by my cousins and my mum keeps on saying I am getting fat. I am constantly worried about...

Eating too much everyday

I am quit big for a 10 year old and I don't really like it. I try my best to loose weight but it never works, I excer...

Eating Habits

I have just turned 14, and I'm starting to care more about what I eat. I've always been slim, but have not always eat...

Binge Eating

I have this really bad binge eating problem. I always come home and eat loads. I try to stop myself but I can't. I re...

I'm bulimic and I need help!

I have bulimia and I'm really scared . I found out I had it the other day when I was at my friends house and I asked ...

Bulimia, I'm scared

Hi I'm 14yr old girl. I'm overweight. I'm bulimic. I make myself throw up. I'm scared. I make myself throw up about t...

My friend is taking laxatives.

Dear Sam I hope you reply to my letter this time as I don't really know what to do. I am worried about my friend who...

My Dad thinks i have an ED

How do i tell my dad i don't have an eating disorder? Literally, in every argument, or any moment when i say i don't ...

Eating too much

I love Christmas but I HATE the eating part of it, my parents make me eat every single crum before letting me leave t...

Do i have ed and depression?

I am not sure if have an eatingdisorder and dwpreession because i have taken tests on the internet and they've said i...