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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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  • Sam's replies are public, never private, so others can read them
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latest letters

I said something racist

I called someone the N-word as a joke and now I'm in serious trouble I don't know what to do because I'm not a racist

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 ...

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,...

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 ...

Message from Sam

Friends are important and should be there for us when we need them. Sometimes our friends can let us down or not act the way they should. I know some people struggle knowing how to make friends as well. I'd be happy to give advice about all kinds of friendship problems in the next couple of weeks.

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being in care

hey sam, im just wondering if feeling weird and out of place normal when you jut get put in care. my emotions are jus...

Scared of ruining Christmas

Hi Sam, This seems a bit weird so please bear with me. Recently my aunt died, about 4 weeks ago actually. She was alw...

Dad locked up

Hiya Sam. ​ I got a missed phone call, and I googled it to find it to be a prisoners payphone. I didn't answer the ph...

my weird religion

hi Sam.both my parents are catholic and my siblings ar atheist.I believe in the norse gods.it's weird telling people ...

Summer Holiday Worries

Hey Sam, I have some worries about the Summer Holidays. I mean yeah, it's great to have a break from school, as I fin...

Acholism (my mum)

my mum has acholism and depresion my dad is mentally ill and left us when i was eight i am now ten. she is a nice per...

My dads are divorcing

Dear sam, i am a 12 year old girl and i live with my 2 dads and my big brother who is 17. my dads ate getting a divor...

Single teenage mum

I am a 16 year old girl who just so happens to be a single mum to a little girl who is 8 and 1/2 months. I gave birth...

I've been kicked out of home

Hello, i keep typing this messaged and not knowing if i should send it or not. but here goes... Ive been kicked out d...

Young Carer

Mu mum has been ill for over a year now and I have no one else at home to help. Does this make me a young carer?

YouTuber and my parents

I love to watch a really funny youtuber who unfortunately swears LOADS. I'm trying to hide it from my parents, but so...

Mental Abuse

Dear Sam, I am 13 years old, I am having alot of trouble with my life because I feel that my father is Narcissistic, ...

Writing to someone in prison

Hello i was wondering if i can write letter to my uncle he is prison but the court said he a threat to public be he n...

My Step-mums twins

Hi Sam, 5 months ago my step-mum found out she was expecting twins. A few days ago we found out that one has died...

17 and getting kicked out

I live with my mum and dad but there getting fed up of everything I do and they asked me to find my own place ?who sh...

My great uncle passed away.

On Christmas day, I woke up all happy to open my presents. I was really excited. After I opened everything, my mum ca...

My family

I am very upset because my mom and step dad have broken up. i really want a dad because my real dad died what should ...