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Positivity and Pride

Hi Sam. I know this isn't what you usually get, and I fully understand if you don't want to publish this one online, ...

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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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 ...

Celebrating Hanukkah

In my home, we celebrate Hanukkah, but we also celebrate Christmas because my dad's family is Jewish, but my mum's fa...