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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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  • Sam's replies are public, never private, so others can read them
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  • if you need support now or want to talk privately, contact a counsellor for free on 0800 1111.

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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 ...

drinking

me and my friends alwyas go out drinking and we are 13 and my mates keep passing out and going to hospital and i thin...

Teacher leaving

At school I have one support teacher I see daily as my anxiety stops me from going to some classes. Since I see her a...

These letters are unhelpful

Hi, I have read your reply to my letter and other people's letters. All I have to say is that you are unhelpful all y...

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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Forced to pay rent at 16

My friend has just informed me that she might soon be forced to pay rent by her own parents in order to live with the...

Finding out I had an other dad

on the 1st of june 2018, I got an message over social media from a boy around the age of 21 practically telling me I ...

Not being able to go out...

I'm a Muslim girl and i  just want to go out and spend time with my friends but my parents won't allow this I feel le...

My mum is gambling

dear sam, my mum is gambling on her phone but im the only one that knows. she plays slot machines online and my dad d...

Homosexuality

I come from an asian background, a very traditional one. And, with my luck, my family is very homophobic and don‘t to...

My mom needs a divorce

My mom is currently married to an alcoholic man. He's a good person when he's not drunk but thats not often anymore. ...

My parents should divorce

My patents fight nonstop, it makes my younger brother really uoset and i cant do anything. My father trys saying ever...

Grandad has cancer

Hi Sam my granddad has cancer and even though the doctors said he’s doing well my dad won’t let me go and see him it’...

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...