Ask Sam

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.

Ask Sam and other parts of the website won't be available on Wednesday 11th December between 4am and 7am while we make some changes to improve the website. If you need support you can still speak to a counsellor by calling 0800 1111.

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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

Is it OK to vape under age?

Hi, I'm just wandering if it's OK to have possession of an e-cigarette if your under 16. I have a friend who has one....

Loneliness at University

Hi im 18 and i just started university. Its a lot harder then i thought but i wouldnt dream of dropping out because i...

Chronic illness

Hi Sam, I feel so out of contol. After being unwell for years i have finally got a diagnosis of SLE (Lupus). It's a r...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Hi Sam... ​ So recently I’ve been really struggling with my OCD. I’ve been washing my hands about 20 times everytime ...

The implant

i had the implant put in just over a month ago now but i still get my period and have been on my period for nearly 3 ...

Renting at 17

Hi im 17 and i was wondering would i be able to rent a flat at 17 ??

Message from Sam

As the end of the year approaches there's often a lot of different things going on – festivals, parties and family gatherings. In the next couple of weeks I'd be interested in hearing more from you if you have any worries or problems about how things might be over the festive period, as well as any other problems you might have. Remember that although I read every letter I can only respond to a couple each week and these will be answered here on my page, not in private.

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Is it OK to vape under age?

Hi, I'm just wandering if it's OK to have possession of an e-cigarette if your under 16. I have a friend who has one....

Loneliness at University

Hi im 18 and i just started university. Its a lot harder then i thought but i wouldnt dream of dropping out because i...

Expelled but want to go back

Dear Sam i want to go to a school that i have been expelled from. at the time i didn't realised how important it is a...

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...