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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

not allowed a phone at 12!!!

Hi Sam, So my foster carer doesn't want me to have a phone. and then a phew months ago she bought me a brick and she ...

drinking

me and my friends alwyas go out drinking and we are 13 and my mates keep passing out and going to hospital and i thin...

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...

These letters are unhelpful

Hi, I have read your reply to my letter and other people's letters. All I have to say is that you are unhelpful all y...

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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drinking

me and my friends alwyas go out drinking and we are 13 and my mates keep passing out and going to hospital and i thin...

Porn addiction

hi im experiencing a porn addiction. i feel very trapped. i associate porn and masturbation with a good feeling and t...

My gender

I am 14 years of age I'm struggling with my gender identity I am female at birth but I feel more male than female I h...

I feel ugly sometimes.

Hi Sam I am struggling at the moment with my confidence. Sometimes i feel like I look pretty and then i see other gir...

Is Stuttering a disability?

Hey, so I was in my French lesson last Friday and I heard my teacher say something about how stuttering is a disabili...

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...

ADD Testing?

Hey Sam, I don't want to self diagnose myself with anything but I'm pretty sure I have a lot of the symptoms for ADD ...

Boy Questions

Hi Sam, ​ I am currently not seeking extreme help but wondered if you could answer my questions.... ​ As a year 7 in ...

Penis size

Hi im 15 and go to a normal school just like everyme else but i feel like when my friends get girlfriends and talk ab...

My breasts :(

For a 13 year old girl my boobs are bigger than most girls my age, I have a double D cup size and I recently got into...

My teeth

Hi Sam! A kinda embarrassing thing but I’ve not brushed my teeth in almost 10 years and I really want to start brushi...

Psrioriasis

i have had psrioriasis since i was 8 years old( im now 13 ) and i really hate it i feel ashamed of it i try hiding it...

Body image

i feel really disgusting about my body and i am definitely not body positive can you help ?

Transgender

i have always preferred being a girl to a boy and love crossdressing, my parents do not like it. They threaten to tak...

Alcohol

Hello I’m gonna make this short and sweet I like alcohol a lot And although I don’t drink too much as I’m only thirte...

Sleep Paralysis

Hello, I have been experiencing regular sleep paralysis. I am not sure if you are aware of this (I've spoken to child...

My back acne

hi sam im 16 and i have horrible painful acne kn my back and have had for 3-4 years i have acne im my face but i have...

Fear of dentist

Hello, I havent been to the dentist for a while, yesterday my mum said that she is considering taking me there cause ...

I need my first bra

Hi Sam, I’m 13- almost 14 and I think it‘s time to ask my mum for a bra but I’m too nervous and I don’t know how to b...

Abortion

Hi sam, I’ve just gone through an abortion and the after feeling is unreal I’m feeling so down and upset about everyt...

Deep voice

my voice isnt breaking and im 15. what do i do, i am voice cracking all the time and get hate for still not havibg a ...

Dyspraxia

I have dyspraxia and I feel nobody understands. Everyone seems to find it funny how I can't tie my shoelaces, my hand...