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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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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...

My friends stalker

My friend dated this guy about a year ago and he's still completely obsessed with her and she feels unsafe. She has t...

Bullying

I have been verbally threatened and physically hit by the same pupil at school for 12 months now. The school have fai...

Bullying In My Perspective

I am constantly bullied at school by the same kids. I am teased about my looks and unfortunately I can't change them....

Coping with bullying

Dear Sam, I have been bullied throughout high school and have moved once because of it. I now have a small group of f...

Girls bullying online

I went back to school this week and other girls have gone back to bullying me. They've started bullying me online. I ...

I keep getting bullied

im 12 years old and I go to high school. ive been bullied since primary and I Just started high school. Please Help me!

Racism

I don't really know how you do this letter thing but I'm gonna try anyway .. Theres all these people at school who ar...

Is my friend being controlled?

Is my friend being controlled. Shes never had really any luck with relationships, she was in a relationship with a gi...

My friends problems

My friend from school broke down into tears today, I took her outside and asked her what was wrong... She lifted her ...

it's confusing...

Hi sam! I'm 15 in y11 and i'm really worried about my best friend! I'm a prefect at school and I have witnessed my ...

My freind

hi sam, my friend has been having on going problems with herself and bullies, it's worrying me how effected she is a...

Worried about a friend

My best friend wants to kill herself, please help me because I don't know what to do! We are both girls aged 13 and w...

My friend is getting hurt

Sam My friend goes to the same scout group as me, and I'm getting really worried about her. She trusts me and told m...

My friend Emma

Hey Sam. I need some help my friend Emma is not like the other students in our school so people bully her because she...

my 'best friend'

i've known this girl nearly my whole life and she has always been violent recently it got really bad she punched me i...

Worried about my friend.

Me and my friend have grown apart since I went up to high school but she is going through some really tough times. I ...

My friends

I am getting upset because of my friend, she keeps ejecting me from her and her friends. (She leaving Mr out all the ...

bullying and crushes

Hi I just turned 12 and I have aspergers. I have been bullied all my life. I have stopped caring now so that isn't th...

speech

people keep mocking the way i speak and use hand gestures unconsiously and not meanly but i really hate it what can i do

I'm being bullied

I am currently 11 years old and im being bullied by a girl and it started hen I dated her friend . When I was dating ...

Bullied by friends

Hi I'm in year 9 now and me and my 2 friends always joke around calling each other names but joking. We normally don'...