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latest letters

Long distance/online

this is about a boy i met online through a friend from my school and its been 3 months since we met online and we’ve ...

Homosexuality

I come from an asian background, a very traditional one. And, with my luck, my family is very homophobic and don‘t to...

Sport and confidence

Hi Sam I wanted to write to you as im a bit upset with sport as I go to a club and I dont really fit in as I get lauf...

Moved house to a new location

Ive just moved home with my family to a completely new area we have been here for around 3 weeks now and even though ...

Moods.

Hi Sam. I’ve been getting incredibly snappy for my age and I feel like my parents absolutely hate me for it. But I ca...

Abortion

Hi sam, I’ve just gone through an abortion and the after feeling is unreal I’m feeling so down and upset about everyt...

Unsafe at school

I no longer feel safe in school, since there is a boy who is perving on girls, he crawls around trying to look up the...

Message from Sam

I often have a theme that I ask people to write in about but remember that you can still write to me about anything as well. I also want to remind everyone that of the many letters I receive each week I choose just a few to answer on my page. I'm sorry if I don't answer your letter but there is probably a similar letter that I've answered before which might help. If you definitely want a response you can always talk to one of our counsellors.

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Rights in School

Hello, I'm a 13 year old (in year 9 at school ) and I'm a lesbian nobody knows but I am going to tell my parent very ...

Christmas in Care

i have only just gone into care its a weird place i am in a group home and will probs be there for christmas. i dont ...

my sexuality and my mum

in November i told my Mom i was Gay and within a day she had packed my bags and asked me to leave, i am 16 years old ...

Money

I am a 14 year old boy my parents won't give me pocket money that's fine, I'm in need of money so I can go out with m...

Domestic abuse

My dad got taken away from me when I was a baby for domestic abuse against my mum. I got told that when I am 13 I can...

sexual abuse?

hiya sam, basically what happened was 2days ago i felt forced into doing ''stuff' with this boy. ive never really sp...

I feel very left out

My family are always leaving me out of conversations and say it's because she has more potentail(sorry if i spelt tha...

Privacy

Last night, i found out that my dad went through my phone, and i mean he went through everything. Every message, emai...

Hair colour

just a small thing i was wondering about, nothing big. i have been wanting to dye my hair pink, im 16. but mum says i...

Where do I go now?

Hey Sam, So, I've spent my life seeing different counsellors and CAMHS and basically they have all decided they don...

help please

i want to see the doctors without parents knowin. im 13. i may have a mental disorder. where do i go. like what do i...

Social sevices

Okay so recently i have been talking to a man.I didnt realise that.In a sexual way.The police are involed and are try...

I hate myself.

Growing up I was really happy and confident and wouldn’t care about what people thought of me. Since I’ve started sec...

Pubity

Hi I'm ten and going through pubity and don't know what to do I'm the first one in my class of the girls and need som...

Can I move?

Hi sam I'm R* I've been in care for ten years now and I'm 16 now I feel I have to get out of care and move on my own ...

I want to live with my dad!!

I'm now going into year 8, but when my mum and dad split up I was only 2. All my life I have wanted to live with my d...

Discrimination

Hii have been discriminated against for ages in school because of a speach impediment ihave. everyone is saying it is...

my Dad

hello sam, my parents have split up since i was in year 1 and im in year 7 now i was wondering what rights i have to ...

I worry A LOT

I'm ten and I worry a lot .... I don’t know why but when my mum and dad go out I get really worried and think they wi...

Trying to get help?

I've decided I want to get help because of my low moods and self harming. I went to the doctor a couple of days ago a...

Is this right?

My mum dosnt feed me and favitises over my brother, Shes too lazy and usarally drunk on the weekend to feed me, but a...

dirty pic problem

well i was in a relationship with a girl over the internet and she was i think 18 not a pedophile as she lived in a d...

Home alone

i was just wondering what age u have 2 be to legally be allowed to b left at home without parents supervision? Thanks

Self Esteem

Hi sam, i have really low self esteem, since the beginning of year 7 and now im in year 11, and i've had this anxie...