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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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Underage Drinking

Basically there has been a few friends in my class that have secretly been drinking alcohol, we have only just gone i...

Advice for a friend

A really good internet friend of mine is anorexic. She has told her mum, but her mum refuses to believe her.

Children under harm

I'm wondering if you could give me some advise, I have a 'friend' who i would say is neglecting her 3 children's ther...

my friend takes drugs :(

I am worried about my friend who takes drugs...he uses crack..he has tried to stop/cut down on It but Its really hard...

My friends take drugs

My friends have all been smoking weed for about 3 years now but recently their habit is becoming a lot worse and it i...

My friend is worrying me.

I'm super happy I've found someone that I can write to.My friend is taking drugs, and i'm so concerned about her! She...

Acne

Hi, um........ So im 10 years old and i have acne.... Im really scared to show my face to other people. All my frie...

Breast size?

Hi, Sam. I just got my first bra and I know this is weird but I've been looking at my breasts in the mirror a lot   I...

my uglyness and fatness

dear sam             well i have been called really ugly once and i was really upset and didnt knw what to do i belie...

I feel so fat

i feel so fat and ugly, and im too scared to go out incase i get judged. i hate my body. some girl has already told m...

I hate myself

I hate the way I look. I'm fat and ugly. My hair is blonde/brown, and is always a rat's nest, no matter what I do. I ...

I am ugly

i literally always feel so ugly. i hate the way i look soo much, i have eczema which creases my eyelids because of th...

Make-up and self confidence

Well I'm 12 and I am worried about how I look. I have spots and I wear makeup to make myself feel better and make peo...

the way i look

dear sam just because i am 17 and weigh about 13 stone everyone thinks i am fat what can i do

confidence

I am extremley self concious and i constantly feel like everyone is staring at me. when I walk down the road i consta...

I don't know

hi sam, im 13 and recently i have been having really bad problems with the way I look. I just dont like the way I loo...

eating

I have been worrying about my weight a lot I just started to care this year, at school I usually don't eat anything a...

Osgood-Schlatter's Disease

I got diagnosed with OSD on 22/01/15, and I have to wear these leg support things to stop my legs from giving way. Bu...

Im not confident in my self

i have a boyfriend but i hate talking to him! well no i love talking to him but i hate it when i do because i always ...

Help

I'm 10 and people (Mainly Boys) have been saying “with a face like yours you will never be famous" and I want to...

The way I look down there.

I do not like the way my vagina looks . I am 16 and I want to have sex but I'm self conscious . Can u help me ? I rea...