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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

Anger

Hi Sam, I wanted to write to you about anger. At home I can get into trouble for something small(It sometimes stops h...

My favourite musician has died

Hi Sam. I’m 13 and recently one of my favourite music artists has died and I really am struggling to deal with it. I ...

Peer Pressure

Hi Sam, Recently my friends have been trying to get me to do things I'm uncomfortable with such as smoking weed, vapi...

Afraid and scared of war

hi sam, im really scared of war. all i see nowadays is headlines about the rising world tensions and it feels like i ...

Feeling left out

I have low confidence and my friends are outgoing people. Sometimes I feel left out because they are all laughing and...

Message from Sam

At this time of year exams start to be on people’s minds. I know how stressful they can be, so I’d be interested in hearing about how you are affected by schoolwork and exams.

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Shaving

I want to tell my mum that i probably need to start shaving soon, but i am not sure how to phrase it, or get the mess...

disabled parents what can i do

Hi am 12 years old both of my parents are wonderful and amazing but thers a promblem there both disabled my dad is bl...

My mum smokes

So basically my mum smokes witch is very common . But I am 12 and don't want her to keep coming near me with her ciga...

Autism!

Hello Sam, Autism runs in my family, I have it and my dad and my brother has it, everyone in my class thinks I am da...

Going to the doctors

I have been told to go to the doctors to get anti depressants im nervous about telling the doctor how i feel and what...

I started puberty early

My voice has broken and I'm the only one in my class is it normal to start puberty at my age I'm only in year seven

Disability

im 14 and i am autistic and i have hypermobility syndrome and i have a astigmatism my pe teachers are constantly tryi...

Too scared to see a Doctor

I'm a 17 year old girl, and I don't want to sound like I'm jumping to conclusions, but I think I could be bipolar.

Family and drugs

Hi, im 15 so my problem is my dad and step mum. For a bout a year now iv smoked cannabis everyday at least a grams da...

mephadrone

For almost a year now ive hooked on mephadrone. its painfull to see me doing this to my self when im only 15 and have...

Smoking

I've smoked near enough a year and this is all that seems to help me when I get angry and upset. It calms me down. I...

Am I in danger?

Me and my friends smoke weed in one of our houses in a controlled enviroment. We do this once a week tops and then sl...

Drugs Advise ?

Ok, so I have taken almost every drug out there(both legal and illegal) and I smoke and drink a lot. I want advise on...

Alcohol

Hi Sam, I'm A and I'm 13, I've been trying to stop the urge to drink for a couple of months now because I feel happy ...