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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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Taken advantage of

Dear Sam, I am quite gifted at school and am good at academic subjects, music, sport and art. However some people ta...

Teacher at school

I am not sure how to deal with a teacher at school - They treat me a lot differently to other students (tries to see ...

futrejob

My name is Z* and I am 16 years old. I have Autism and its my last year of school and i am worried that when i become...

Teacher

Dear Sam I know this isn't really a problem for u but I just need to  take to some one i am a 11 year old girl almost...

rowing

last year i really enjoyed indoor rowing and was in the top 30 of the country for my age. this year i really don't wa...

GCSE's

I'm going into the year of choosing my gcse's. I'm getting really stressed because i want to be an actress and i need...

I think I'm being bullied

There is this girl who is in my class and my friendship circle and I feel like I am being made an outsider by her . S...

Sixth form

I am starting sixth form tomorrow and I've already began to feel really anxious about everything.Because I am one of ...

scared of school

dear sam im scared of school and i never sleep and i feel ill all the time. the thing i am worried about is getting t...

Is it bullying?

Lately I had a falling out with a popular girl, and my social status started to fade. Now, I feel as if I have no fr...

Friends

my friends are starting to ignore me, and act like im not even there. They talk more when im not with them too, its l...

Post bullying depression

Hi, i was recently bullied by a group of girls for about 3 months. They made my life hell at school, shouting names, ...

Injections

Im in year 8, and soon we have to have our injections.Im not scared of the needle im just scared thats its really goi...

school times

Hi sam,I have a problem. If i am late for school I get a detention and i have never had one before. People are late b...

Gcse

I am goings i be doing gcses soi and I am deciding what gcses I want to take but I don't know what I want to be when ...

The future

please help me to have ideas on what carreers i should think about pursuring. i would love jobs that i enjoy and wake...

Trouble Sleeping?

This is a minor problem compared to the many letters I've read on this site, but I'm having trouble sleeping at night...

School, school, school

Hi, i am now in sixth form and i get sooooooooo much work from school, sometimes, i get caught up in the middle of ev...

my anxiety

I have Add,(Attention deficit disorder),and I get bad anxiety.At my recent add appointment last Thursday I told my ad...

UK Junior Maths Challenge

I am in primary school and I recently took the UK junior Mathematical Challenge Test and I am really worried about my...

Dropping grades

So basically, every term we have a C.U test. For my first test my grades were considered okay by my parents and that'...

Can't handle sixth form

I knew A Levels were going to be a lot harder than GCSES and i knew that i would have to put a lot more effort in if ...

Lie too far

I've lied about something to my guidance teacher see I never liked going to registration and I lied and said I had to...