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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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latest letters

court case

hi sam, i have a case going on at the moment for sexual assault from my mums ex boyfriend, my dad i was told a few we...

scared to sleep

im too scared to sleep. every night when i go to sleep i get rlly upset and my breathing stops and i get a headache s...

Moving Country

Ever since I started secondary school, my father had the sudden urge to move back to Pakistan. He has been taking us ...

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 ...

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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been sexual abused at 11

Hi Sam I need some advise please, these boys at my school have been touching me in places that I don't wanna be touch...

Physical Abuse

Dear Sam, I am now 14 years old, but when I was younger, about 7 or 8 I think, me and my younger brother got beaten u...

Bullying

hello im really stressed because im from romania and i ve been to england for 3 years.i dont have the accent and so m...

Police Questioning Troubles

Hello Sam, I’ve found myself in a predicament that I’m not sure how to deal with. The police have recently gotten inv...

Unsafe at school

I no longer feel safe in school, since there is a boy who is perving on girls, he crawls around trying to look up the...

Discrimination in Sports

To Sam At school, i came out as gay and now when we play football or anything that involves people picking teams, i a...

Muslim dscrimination

Hi, i am getting so scared i ma crying :(😭 On april 3rd there is a day called muslims punish day. I am one and i fee...

abuse

my mum always pulls my hair and shakes me and trys to throw me down the stairs

Deafness & Abuse

Hiya Sam, I'm 12 years old and i am Deaf. I lost my hearing completely when i was 7 years old. Although it was a big ...

Emotionally abused by my mum

hi Sam, i was emotionally abused by my mum for years, it left me with no confidence,no self-esteem and no self-image,...

Confidentiality at school

Hi Sam, Recently i discovered that my mum had been contacted by my school to talk about my eating (i restrict my food...

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 ...

is it sexual assault?

hello, I'm 15 and i recently came to the realisation I may have been sexually Assaulted the reason I'm not so sure is...

My friends stalker

My friend dated this guy about a year ago and he's still completely obsessed with her and she feels unsafe. She has t...

Bullying

I have been verbally threatened and physically hit by the same pupil at school for 12 months now. The school have fai...

Bullying In My Perspective

I am constantly bullied at school by the same kids. I am teased about my looks and unfortunately I can't change them....