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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
  • if you need support now or want to talk privately, contact a counsellor for free on 0800 1111.

latest letters

Dropping out from University.

hi I got a problem that i dont really know how to deal with it. It made me very stressed and depressed when i think a...

My mum abusing me

hi, so everyday either my mum or my dad will hit me. already this moring i have been punched slapped and bitten more ...

Contacting Childline

Hi Sam, I am not in need of contacting Childline but wondered if you could answer my question in case I ever have to ...

Mental Health Problems

I think I have a mental health problem but I can’t seem to pin point which one I have. I have looked through lists of...

Internet Friends

Hello. I was wondering, how do I tell my parents about my internet friend. We’ve been talking for almost a year and I...

Mental Health

Dear Sam I feel as if i may have some Mental Health issues. I am wondering if there is anything I can do wothout goin...

Message from Sam

You can write to me about anything and I read every single letter, but I choose just a few to answer on my page each week. I’m sorry if I don’t answer your letter but I always try and write my response to help anyone with a similar problem, so there is probably a letter that I’ve answered before which might help. If you definitely want a response you can always talk to one of our counsellors and they will always be there.

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Long distance/online

this is about a boy i met online through a friend from my school and its been 3 months since we met online and we’ve ...

Family

Since my parents found out I lost my virginity I've had to go to some health clinics because of unprotected sex which...

Peer Pressure

Hi Sam, Recently my friends have been trying to get me to do things I'm uncomfortable with such as smoking weed, vapi...

Feeling left out

I have low confidence and my friends are outgoing people. Sometimes I feel left out because they are all laughing and...

Friendships and depression

Hey whoever's reading this, I don't normally do things like this and i feel like i shouldn't be wasting peoples time ...

Condoms for 13 year olds

Hi Sam, Ok so basically i am 14 and my girlfriend is also 14...we both want to have sex and i know its technically il...

My Manipulative Best Friend

Hey Sam, I have a 'best friend' at school who is quite manipulative. I met her a year and a bit ago, in my previous s...

I don't love my boyfriend

Hi Sam, Recently I got myself into a relationship with this amazing boy, we've only been together a week but have bee...

Sexual abuse online

When i was 9 someone sent me drawn porn and then forced me to write sexual things in return. does this count as sexua...

Removing photos online

I was on a random chat site and the person told me to do inappropriate things on camera, then they screenshotted me...

Internet friends

hi there recently ive started talking to someoene online and they are my age and we really want to meet up somewhere ...

The law

Hello Sam, just a quick question is it against the law to get fingered at the age of 13 this happened to me and i did...