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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

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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Rights in School

Hello, I'm a 13 year old (in year 9 at school ) and I'm a lesbian nobody knows but I am going to tell my parent very ...

Sexting

Hi, I don't really know what to say or how this works but on FB there in this guy I know who sends me sexual messages...

Christmas in Care

i have only just gone into care its a weird place i am in a group home and will probs be there for christmas. i dont ...

my sexuality and my mum

in November i told my Mom i was Gay and within a day she had packed my bags and asked me to leave, i am 16 years old ...

Money

I am a 14 year old boy my parents won't give me pocket money that's fine, I'm in need of money so I can go out with m...

Domestic abuse

My dad got taken away from me when I was a baby for domestic abuse against my mum. I got told that when I am 13 I can...

Sexting

I'm a female and this boy keeps asking me for nude photos and he's sent me one.. should I trust him?

sexual abuse?

hiya sam, basically what happened was 2days ago i felt forced into doing ''stuff' with this boy. ive never really sp...

I feel very left out

My family are always leaving me out of conversations and say it's because she has more potentail(sorry if i spelt tha...

Privacy

Last night, i found out that my dad went through my phone, and i mean he went through everything. Every message, emai...

Hair colour

just a small thing i was wondering about, nothing big. i have been wanting to dye my hair pink, im 16. but mum says i...

Where do I go now?

Hey Sam, So, I've spent my life seeing different counsellors and CAMHS and basically they have all decided they don...

help please

i want to see the doctors without parents knowin. im 13. i may have a mental disorder. where do i go. like what do i...

Social sevices

Okay so recently i have been talking to a man.I didnt realise that.In a sexual way.The police are involed and are try...

I hate myself.

Growing up I was really happy and confident and wouldn’t care about what people thought of me. Since I’ve started sec...

Pubity

Hi I'm ten and going through pubity and don't know what to do I'm the first one in my class of the girls and need som...

Can I move?

Hi sam I'm R* I've been in care for ten years now and I'm 16 now I feel I have to get out of care and move on my own ...

I want to live with my dad!!

I'm now going into year 8, but when my mum and dad split up I was only 2. All my life I have wanted to live with my d...

Discrimination

Hii have been discriminated against for ages in school because of a speach impediment ihave. everyone is saying it is...

my Dad

hello sam, my parents have split up since i was in year 1 and im in year 7 now i was wondering what rights i have to ...

I worry A LOT

I'm ten and I worry a lot .... I don’t know why but when my mum and dad go out I get really worried and think they wi...

Trying to get help?

I've decided I want to get help because of my low moods and self harming. I went to the doctor a couple of days ago a...

Is this right?

My mum dosnt feed me and favitises over my brother, Shes too lazy and usarally drunk on the weekend to feed me, but a...

Subtitles on TV

hello sami not like want thing in my way but this my problemim deaf fully and i sometime get annoy when i watch tv it...