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Something on your mind? Or need some support?

Anyone can write in with their problem. I respond to a few letters each week. You can also read my advice to people who've had similar problems to you. 

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  • Sam's replies are public, never private, so others can read them
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latest letters

Food

Hi Sam, idk what to do anymore because at the moment I find it really hard to eat because the voices keep telling me ...

Leaving my adopted parents

Hi Sam, i am 15 years opd and i was adopted at the age of 6 however i never wanted to be adopted. I was wondering if ...

Nudes

Dear sam, ive had the worst night of my life, i really liked this boy etc and he asked me to send a photo of my self ...

my mum has cancer

hi sam my mum has lung cancer from smoking and its really upsetting she is having radiotherapy at the moment but it d...

Sex abuse

im a 16 year old female ane so the other night i went to a party with my friends as we usually do at the weekend. the...

Message from Sam

Self-harm is something I get lots of messages about. There are lots of reasons why people self-harm. It could be because of feelings or thoughts that are difficult to deal with.

So for the next couple of weeks I'd be really interested to hear how self-harm affects you and the problems you have with it.

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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'...

What should I do

I know peoples first reaction is tell someone, I told my parents but they said "If you don;t want us to write a ...

Racsim

HI SAM,MY NAME IS R* AND I AM STRUGGLING WITH ALOT OF RACIST COMMENTS AT THE MOMENT SO I EMAILD JUST TO SEE IF YOU CA...

Anti-bullying

I think that bullying is wrong because i was treated unfairy of my appearnace.I am chinese and they are judging of my...

help please?

i go to this place where people with disabilaties go to a play area and there is this girl who realy annoys everyone ...

Sad

Hi it's not really bullying I guess but boys in my class always make fun of me. I wouldn't mind and I will always sta...