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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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I keep telling lies

hey sam for a really long time ive been telling lies. i lie to my teachers and tell them i understand or when called ...

School and me

First day back at school was horrible people laughed at me threw the hallways and called me fat. ive cut myself befor...

Homelessness

Ive been homeless since I was 15. I'm now 18. I've been stayin on sofas and sometimes on park benches or in the town ...

My mum always hits me

Dear Sam ​ My mum always hits me even when its a sall thing like i have forgotten to wash my face, she pulls my hair ...

I have been having flashbacks

hi, ive been having flashbacks recently to all the bad things that have happened in my like, like my dad dying, and b...

Pressure about doing piano

Hi Sam i have been doing piano for a couple of years now but I am really bord of it and music isn't really my passion...

Message from Sam

Food is a part of life for us every day, but for some people this is a real problem. I’d be really interested to hear from you if you’re having problems with eating or your body image.

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My boyfriends in prison

Hey Sam, i was just wondering if you can help me out with some emotional stuff im going through. Me and my boyfriend ...

15 and pregnant

hi i am 15 years old 16 in october and i am pregnant i would really love to keep it and so would my boyfriend i am sc...

Holiday issue with my boyfriend

Dear Sam, ​ Help me. I am very sad. My mum kindly bought me and my boyfriend a holiday that cost her £500. At first m...

Ex-friend

My ex-friend who used to be in my form has started to post videos and pictures on apps of her naked and hooking up wi...

Nude sharing

Hello sammy friend recently told me that he is really worried as he is 16 and was sent nudes by a 15 year old online ...

friend

hey sam my friend is having problems she has been sexually abused and shes only 11 years old please help

She's in danger.

My friend is being pressured by an older male outside of school for sex. He said that if she doesn't sleep with him, ...

strangers

my friend is worried because a guy has added her on a website so she accepted he has been sending her 'sexts' she dos...

my frend

my frend has been hit by a boyfrend and pusht and i do not now how to deal with it

Abused by girlfriend I think

Hi Sam, I am a 13 year old guy who is very worried about his best friend. We've known each other since childhood, but...

innapropriate text

im 17 and my youth worker convinved me to give him my phone number now he wont stop texting and calling me im getting...

My friend has nits!

Well, one of my close friends at school has lice and I don't know what to do? Should I tell her? I'd obviously do it ...

My best friend

I have a best friend C. She's like a sister to me. Once when I was feeling suicidal I explained to another friend tha...

My friend

My friend is really worring me she is starting to give random boys her number because she likes the sound and i find ...

i feel sorry for my friend

dear sam i have a friend called m*. she is sometimes getting bullied by her best friend and 3 boys. the one problem ...

self harm (cutting)

My bestfriend has been diagnosed with anxiety and depression and for the past couple of months she has been really st...

unsure on how to help

so recently my friend hasn't been herself, and is really emotional and I'm not really sure how to help, she has been ...

My friend was sectioned

One of my closest friend has been sectioned in a mental health unit. They usually only stay for a couple weeks but sh...

bad friend?

my friendtexted me saying how she'd taken a lot of pills and that she doesn't feel right. So naturally I texted her m...

Eating disorder

I found out about a month ago that my best friend had a eating disorder. I noticed suspicious behaviour and eventuall...