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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

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...

What do I say if I call?

hi sam, so ive really been considering calling childline over my issues so i can talk one to one and get help, but im...

Gap year / university

hi there, ​ nothing big but i was wondering what happens once im 18 with decision making. i want to go on a gap year ...

Message from Sam

Self-harm is something I get a lot of letters about. Some people do it to cope, others might feel addicted to it. If anyone has questions about self-harm, or supporting someone else who is self-harming, then I'd be interested in hearing about it over the next couple of weeks.

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Coming out to my friends?

I've recently came out to my parents about me being lesbian. i am more worried about people in my school finding out ...

Came out as gay

I have recently came out to my family and mates that I am gay. I have had allot of backlash from this and I am feelin...

Pansexual and gay

People think I'm homosexual because I have short hair and I hold hands with a girl. I'm actually pansexual and its an...

I think I'm gay

Hi sam i am a nearly 13 year old boy. I think I may be gay as I have watched gay porn but I also watch straight porn ...

Should I come out?

over the past few weeks I have been thinking about coming out. I am still really confused. Anything I. Old do ??

im gay

i am 12 years old i know im gay i have not told anyone but i dont want to in case it changes the way i am treated. pl...

My boyfriend was gay

I recently came out of relationship. We both broke up because he told me that he was gay. I feel like I can't go to s...

My dad came out as gay

My dad came out as gay today and I can't stop crying. Please, any advice on how to cope would be much appreciated

im bisexual... help?

im a 14 year old girl and recently i found out im bisexual.. if i come out im scared i will be judged.