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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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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...

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. ...

My parents should divorce

My patents fight nonstop, it makes my younger brother really uoset and i cant do anything. My father trys saying ever...

Grandad has cancer

Hi Sam my granddad has cancer and even though the doctors said he’s doing well my dad won’t let me go and see him it’...

being in care

hey sam, im just wondering if feeling weird and out of place normal when you jut get put in care. my emotions are jus...