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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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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

How I'm feeling

hi sam im writing to you for some advice..... ive been in care a year and a half now,,,, i was put into care due to m...

Religion

Hello Sam, I want to know about religion. How much should i believe in it? Should i dedicate my life to religion? Sho...

Transgender male to female

Hi, i am male to female transgender. Can you please give me advice about next steps for me, I have 'come out' to my f...

Bullying at work

I’m 16 and recently got a new job. I feel like my manager is picking on me because of my mental health and me being v...

Not feeling right...

Recently I have not been myself, in failing at school, I hate being at home and my friendships keep falling apart, I ...

Fitting in

Hi i am a 11 year old girl and i do not fit in ANYWHERE. I guess i am a bit weird i always wear black and sometimes i...

big decisions

hi Sam, This week I have been faced with a very difficult choice that could change the path im on at the moment. Ive ...

Made a mistake

hi. i have been really silly and sent some messages to girls that I wish I could take back. school have found out and...

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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Being a young carer

hi sam. i think that i am a young carer but i am not sure. My younger brother is 10, he has down syndrome ,autism and...

My Mum

Dont get me wrong i love my mum, but she is going through her menopause and has such dramatic mood swings. she is alw...

residential care

im 15 years old about to turn 16, I currently live in a children's residential care home. however i'm unsure of my op...

who should i talk to?

Hello. I want to talk to someone in real life, not just over the phone or on the internet with childline. Is there an...

My mum drinks

My mum drinks constantly and she is always shouting and telling me and my brothers and sister how much she hates us a...

Young carer

Hi, i am 16years old and last summer my dad moved out. i have always had a rough relationship with my dad so this was...

Homesickness

My school is holding a ski trip in April. All my friends are so excited but i am dreading it. I will get so homesick ...

Christmas and Bereavement

Hi sam, so 2 and a half years ago my mum passed away from cancer. This year will be my 3rd christmas without her and ...

Dad drinking during Christmas

Hey Sam, Obviously, its almost christmas. and i freaking hate christmas. my dad is sober now but in the past christma...

Christmas suckks

hi my family used to be close but now we've had so many arguments that we barely speak to each other. one of my older...

Young Carers

Hi Sam im a young carer and i have been getting very stressed and i at home i live with my mum and grandma. When i ge...

Snooping?!

Hi, Sam. I just got back from school and there’s obvious signs my mum was in my room. Such as my chair has moved, clo...

Unsiversity dorms

im 16 now and ive spoken to my family about living in uni dorms. my dad said he would disown me if i ever try snd mov...

My nan and Alzheimer's

So, My nan has Alzheimer's and I get really down because she can't remember me or my dad. and I don't know how to cop...

Forced to pay rent at 16

My friend has just informed me that she might soon be forced to pay rent by her own parents in order to live with the...

Finding out I had an other dad

on the 1st of june 2018, I got an message over social media from a boy around the age of 21 practically telling me I ...

Not being able to go out...

I'm a Muslim girl and i  just want to go out and spend time with my friends but my parents won't allow this I feel le...

My mum is gambling

dear sam, my mum is gambling on her phone but im the only one that knows. she plays slot machines online and my dad d...

Homosexuality

I come from an asian background, a very traditional one. And, with my luck, my family is very homophobic and don‘t to...