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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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You can ask me about anything you want, there's nothing too big or small.

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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

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. ...

Can’t sleep

Hi Sam, this has been happening for at least a year now, but I‘ve been struggling to sleep when i go to bed every nig...

Dog Phobia

Dear Sam, I have always been scared of dogs. I run when they are near and they chase me. I have been injured by a dog...

Message from Sam

I often have a theme that I ask people to write in about but remember that you can still write to me about anything as well. I also want to remind everyone that of the many letters I receive each week I choose just a few to answer on my page. I'm sorry if I don't answer your letter but there is probably a similar letter that I've answered before which might help. If you definitely want a response you can always talk to one of our counsellors.

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anorexia? bulimia?

hi sam, ive had this on my mind but i dont know if i have anorexia or bulimia but if i do i know i need help most day...

Acne Struggles

Hi Sam, I've been struggling with acne since I was 8 years old and I'm nearly 13 now but I still have it. It reached ...

Afraid and scared of war

hi sam, im really scared of war. all i see nowadays is headlines about the rising world tensions and it feels like i ...

Privacy in care

Hey Sam, I'm a 17 year-old girl and I live in a children's home. Like most teens I have a lot of sexual thoughts and ...

Pressure to get an abortion

hey, so basically i am 15 and im pregnant, 2-3 weeks and basically my boyfriend really doesnt want this baby at all. ...

Food makes me feel sick :(

Hello Sam. I cannot eat in school without feeling sick, and I cannot watch people eat food disgustingly. My worst fea...

I am bullied because I am fat

There is this boy in my school that bullies me because i am over weight. I am used to it but, i can not sleep at nigh...

Masturbation

Is masturbating bad because i feel like im the olny person who does it. Also is it the same feeling you get when you ...

My hands.

Dear Sam, I have dermatophagia, which includes me chewing, eating, peeling, and picking the skin all over my hands an...

The contraceptive implant

Hi Sam, Im 14 years old and I do want to get the contraceptive implant. I have read through and thought through all t...

Late puberty

Dear Sam, I am 12 years old and i have not hit puberty i have no breasts and it is really starting to worry me. All o...

Masturbation

Hi Sam, I'm a girl and around when I was seven I started masturbating but I didn't know what I was doing. now I do it...

Going to sleep

I can not get to slep i am always on my tabat at night or on the websit i dont know i cant get to slep pleys can you ...

i cannot get to sleep help me

please help me I lay there any my covetable warm bed its begging to be every night. sometimes I end up in my parents ...

Miscarriage

Hiya Sam, I am 15 years old and 5 months ago I had a miscarriage my mum and family and friends thinks it hasn't affec...

Mentle health issue

Hi Sam I have recently found out that I am suffering from anxiety. And I have been having extremely bad panic attacks.

Hair loss?!

Hi Sam, im a 15 year old girl and one day at school I noticed an abnormal amount of hair strands on my lap! Obviously...