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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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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

Results Day

hi sam, i just finished my final year of exams and got the results today and i am genuinely heartbroken by them, i pu...

Problems with Social Services

Hello, Sam. I am a 13 year-old girl. So, recently, my mom has smaked me over the head me and yelled at me right befor...

Cross dressing but confused

Hi I have been crossdressing as a girl for nearly 2 years now and recently ive been doing it more and i like it. I fe...

Living conditions at home

Hi im 16yrs old and im really struggling staying at home. For me my home conditions are not the best, and i it reflec...

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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Results Day

hi sam, i just finished my final year of exams and got the results today and i am genuinely heartbroken by them, i pu...

Teacher leaving

At school I have one support teacher I see daily as my anxiety stops me from going to some classes. Since I see her a...

Stress and anxiety

Hi Sam it's Stephanie. I am really stressed about my exams that are coming up and I really need help but I don't feel...

Guilt

Hi Sam i feel so guilty that i have cheated on 2 of my mock exams. The techer used papers that had the markscheme rel...

Homework

Hi sam im writing to you today to ask what should i do if ive forgotten my homework? im one of those people who leave...

Missing an exam

i have an exam in the morning in a subject i’ve tried to get the school to let me drop , i even got a lefter from my ...

What do I put on a CV?

hi sam, we're writing our cv's for our mock interviews at school, and i don't know what i should write about; i feel ...

Exams

i have exams in couple weeks around 8 or 9 and im feeling overwhelmed and cant juggle everything. im passing some thi...

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 ...

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...

The school bus

so today on the bus from school people in the year above me (year 9) unziped my bag and poked me in the neck and did ...

Fixed term exclusion

hi sam, i was excluded for a fixed term in yr 10 i am extremly ashamed of what i did as i was verbally hurtfall to a ...

I can’t succeed

Dear Sam, This is my first time on here and I read about letters to you. I really need someone to speak to, I feel as...

mental health in school

i have mental health issues that are being helped by CAMHS but it has been leaving me very drained and unmotivated in...

The transfer conundrum

I transfered to a school to do my A-levels but the school just isn't right for me. i want to go back to my original s...