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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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latest letters

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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High school

I am moving to high school in September and I'm scared that I will be split up from my friends what shall I do?

going to high school

I'm going to high school in semptember and here's the thing my really close friend is going to a different school and...

Help

im moving school and l don't want to im leaving all my friends behind how can i stop being so sad xx

Leaving

I have just left my primary school forty minutes ago and now I feel really sad. I'm excited to go to high school but ...

I've left my primary school

Dear sam,I've left my primary school and is going on to big school. None of my friends are going to be in my class. I...

help

im moving school and l don't want to im leaving all my friends behind how can i stop being so sad xx

Im worried

Im scared from going from primary school to high school. Its a nervous step and im worried. I need some help about ho...

Moving to Secondary School

i am starting secondry school soon and i am so scared but i have no idea why. i have loved my time at primary school ...

Starting Sixth Form

Hi Sam I have just started Sixth Form a couple of weeks ago at a new school but I'm struggling to fit in :( There ...

Starting sixth form

I'm sixteen and I have just started sixth form at a new school, I was really happy to go somewhere different from eve...

Depressed

I'm a 12 year old girl in 1st year in secondary school. I've always had 1 best friend since playschool. The problem i...

I don't fit in

I've just started college and I thought it was gonna be alright, but when I actually got there I just felt like I did...

university application

Hi Sam :) We started our UCAS application today in school and I have to tick the box that says I have a disability (...

Apologizing!

Recently, i have fell out with my friend and i have been asked to apologise however i dont want to be the one who alw...

What shall I do??

Hello today i accidently called someone fat this has now made me feel awful i feel so mean it just came out i am neve...

School

Basically I'm in year 8 and we had a new science teacher that started at the beginning of September as the other one ...

all alone

So im in all girls school (a school with only girls) and i have friends from my primary school but im falling out wit...

Cleanliness

Thank you for reading my letter. Can pupils complain about  how dirty the toilets are at school, because the girls to...

School

I told my best friend about my suicide attempt but she told school I haven't spoken to her since she was the only one...

changing schools2

i just moved to a new school & its kind of new for me , new subjects and language . I am worried about the exams ...

school changing

my mum and dad are thinking of me moving house and changing schools but i love the way things are. i love my friends ...

I've had enough

I just hate everything. At school I hate my friends they alwasy make jokes at my expense I feel pushed out the 'popul...

Sexism?

I know we wear school uniform for a reason To unify us all, but am I right in thinking that my high school and other ...