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CAMHS transition

Hi Sam I have recently turned 18 and in my last yr of school. I was reffered to Camhs when I was 17 and they didnt do...

My dad is cheating :(

Hi sam, I just figured out today that my dad is cheating on my mum. my parents are muslim and cheating is a sin. I wa...

Everyone is making fun of me.

When I was younger I made little stupid videos at the age of 9 or 10 and now they have been resurfaced around my scho...

Staying behind a year at school

Ive been struggling with anxiety which has meant I’ve had a lot of time off school. This has meant that I’ve had to s...

letter to uncle in jail

hi my grandma wants me to write my uncle a letter and he is is jail but i never really had a bond or relationship wit...

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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Staying behind a year at school

Ive been struggling with anxiety which has meant I’ve had a lot of time off school. This has meant that I’ve had to s...

secondary school

hi sam ​ I am moving up to secondary school and really nervous and scared, can u give me some support please?

Are these toilets legal?

Im a year 11 student in a school, years 7-11. After the summer ended everyone was shocked to see the new, finished ad...

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 ...