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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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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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I'm 16 and want to move out

I'm 16 and I want to move out its not that I being abused or that my mum isn't a bad mum but I just feel that I want ...

dear shelter

dear shelter,me and my friend have run away from home and we dont know where to go next

My dad and moving...

Dear Sam I am writing to ask if i am aloud to leave home...my dad emotionally abuses me everyday and i cannot take i...

I have nowhere to go...?

Hi Sam, I have lived with my aunty for the past 4-5 months due to my mum being an alcoholic and attempting suicide oc...

worried about my best friend

ok so my friend recently told me.. that she is affraid of her own fathershe explained to me he was telling her stuff ...

How to give someone advice

Hello, lately my cousin, who is also my best friend, has been having panic attacks, well at the start they were, but...

Affairs?

Hi Sam :) My friend has recently revealed to me that her dad has been cheating on her mum for a long time. This frie...

My friend

My friend sat with me on thebus but she wasn't very happy.So she told me why:Her dad had been drinking and didn't do ...

PLEASE, PLEASE HELP MY FRIEND

My bestfriend has been physically abused by her dad as long as she can remember and she has scars all over her body t...

I'm worried about him

My friend has told me that his mum swears an hits him all the time but as soon as I told him it was abuse he refused ...

MY FRIEND help please!

my friend is going through a tough time and her mum neglects her and treats her unfairly her mum always bullys her, h...

My best friend is self harming

Hi sam,My best friend recently moved schools and we lost contact for a while. We have tried to stay in touch but he h...

child abused

hello i am writing to talk to you about a friend i am very worried about i am only 14 and she is 13 bacically whats h...

Help!

I'm writing to u about my friend she gets hit by her dad and sometimes they don't give her any food! She told me not ...

My friend

Yesterday I found out from one of my friends that one of my other friend's mother had died. I was shocked about this ...

Helping others.

I'm a 16 year old girl who is normal in every wa y. However, over the past few days I've been helping a lot of people...

Friends dad

I'm twelve and my friend who is also twelve is having trouble with her family. Her dad has abused her in the past and...

I don't know what to do?

my friend's mum just commited suicide, my friend all ready lives with her grandma. I'm worried about her because I sa...

My sisters relationship

im worried about my sisters reletionship becuse she is always on the phone to him and she is always upset after she i...

My friend is being beat up

HI I have this friend who is tried of being beat up. She say she can not live like this any move. How should i help h...