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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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Stress about organ donation

dear sam, recently the NHS announced the new opt out policy for organ donation. as a teenager i have always seem deat...

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...

Suicidal Thoughts

Hi Sam. For the past couple of years my life has been impacted by wanting to kill my self. It comes and goes but rece...

helping my friends affects me

about a year or two a go I felt extremely depressed and wracked with guilt about certain events that took place in my...

CAMHS

Hi Sam, So, last year I decided to stop working with CAMHS as it was making my anxiety go through the roof, and makin...

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 ...

Getting more help

Hi Sam, Ive had lots of weird emotions lately theyve affected me a lot its everywhere i go i cant do the things i lov...

Internal battles

Dear Sam, Ive been struggling with internal voices for a long time now , as many are, it has got to the point where I...

Emotophobia

Hi sam, ​ Im Emily and I have a huge phobia of vomit. Next month I have a trip with my school to a different counrty....

Munchausen

dear sam firstly, please don't judge me on what i am about to say. i am a bit worried that i might have slight muncha...

Nightmares

Hi Sam, I haven’t been diagnosed with anything but I’ve had mental health problems for ages and have seen therapists....

Religion

Hello Sam, I want to know about religion. How much should i believe in it? Should i dedicate my life to religion? Sho...

Not feeling right...

Recently I have not been myself, in failing at school, I hate being at home and my friendships keep falling apart, I ...

Fitting in

Hi i am a 11 year old girl and i do not fit in ANYWHERE. I guess i am a bit weird i always wear black and sometimes i...

Is crossdressing okay?

Hey Sam, So Im writing to you to ask you if you have any advice on how to tell my family that i want to crossdress. I...

Sport stress

I recently had a big athletics comp and I was worried about mucking up , the day before i couldnt get it out of my he...

Coming off of medication😭

Hi sam I suffer from really bad mood swings and have been taking medication for it since i was 13. Recently i decided...

Mental Health Problems

I think I have a mental health problem but I can’t seem to pin point which one I have. I have looked through lists of...