Ask Sam

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.

Ask Sam and other parts of the website won't be available on Wednesday 11th December between 4am and 7am while we make some changes to improve the website. If you need support you can still speak to a counsellor by calling 0800 1111.

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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

Is it OK to vape under age?

Hi, I'm just wandering if it's OK to have possession of an e-cigarette if your under 16. I have a friend who has one....

Loneliness at University

Hi im 18 and i just started university. Its a lot harder then i thought but i wouldnt dream of dropping out because i...

Chronic illness

Hi Sam, I feel so out of contol. After being unwell for years i have finally got a diagnosis of SLE (Lupus). It's a r...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Hi Sam... ​ So recently I’ve been really struggling with my OCD. I’ve been washing my hands about 20 times everytime ...

The implant

i had the implant put in just over a month ago now but i still get my period and have been on my period for nearly 3 ...

Renting at 17

Hi im 17 and i was wondering would i be able to rent a flat at 17 ??

Message from Sam

As the end of the year approaches there's often a lot of different things going on – festivals, parties and family gatherings. In the next couple of weeks I'd be interested in hearing more from you if you have any worries or problems about how things might be over the festive period, as well as any other problems you might have. Remember that although I read every letter I can only respond to a couple each week and these will be answered here on my page, not in private.

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Toxic Friends

Hi Sam, Lately I have been dealing with a lot. I have three close friends which I love and care for so much but I am ...

Friends Mum died

Hi sam so in the last year one of my closest friend's mum passed away, It was quite unexpected and really hard on me ...

Masturbation

hello sam, im 10 i am pretty embarrassed about the suituation im in. I masturbate. and im only 10. amd something even...

University

hey sam, my best friend next year is going to university which im delighted aboit but the thing is that the universit...

Masturbation (Blackmail)

Hi Sam. Someone who I don't know has emailed me claiming that they have footage of me masturbating. What should I do?

My friend started doing coke

Hi, my friend recently has began to take drugs, starting on weed, but has now quickly started to do cocaine, I really...

Being Asian and in the closet

Basically I’m gay and in the closet but also have very cultural, asian parents meaning if I come out, they will proba...

Is saving porn illegal?

I am 13 and I have stored porn on my PC (not underage porn). I want to know if this is against the law or not, as I s...

Transgender sex.

My boyfriend and I want to have sex. We are both transgender boys and hate our bodies. We have spoken about these kin...

Accidentally saw something bad

Hi Sam, When I was on youtube I came across a video of the bottom part of someone’s face and their top was a bit low ...

Pregnancy

hi im 17 and pregnant its hard coming to accept the fact ive got a tiny human growing inside of me. i dont believe in...

Law on explicit images

Hey Sam, I'm Annabelle. I've been worried for ages about the law against sending explicit images because boys around ...

My friend

My friend is saying she is going through a hard time at home. Im not entirely sure what to do about this situation as...

I feel pressured to have sex

I’m really worried about Saturday. I’ve been speaking to this guy from my school for about a week and we’ve seen each...

Sex and pregnancy

So i am 16 i just became sexually active and it is quite frequent. I am terrified of getting pregnant even though we ...