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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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What you need to know:

  • Sam reads every letter, but can only respond to a few each week
  • Sam's replies are public, never private, so others can read them
  • Sam will remove personal info from your letter to keep it anonymous
  • if yours is chosen, you'll see it under one of the topics below
  • if you need support now or want to talk privately, contact a counsellor for free on 0800 1111.

latest letters

not allowed a phone at 12!!!

Hi Sam, So my foster carer doesn't want me to have a phone. and then a phew months ago she bought me a brick and she ...

drinking

me and my friends alwyas go out drinking and we are 13 and my mates keep passing out and going to hospital and i thin...

Teacher leaving

At school I have one support teacher I see daily as my anxiety stops me from going to some classes. Since I see her a...

These letters are unhelpful

Hi, I have read your reply to my letter and other people's letters. All I have to say is that you are unhelpful all y...

Porn addiction

hi im experiencing a porn addiction. i feel very trapped. i associate porn and masturbation with a good feeling and t...

Getting more help

Hi Sam, Ive had lots of weird emotions lately theyve affected me a lot its everywhere i go i cant do the things i lov...

Message from Sam

You can write to me about anything and I read every single letter, but I choose just a few to answer on my page each week. I’m sorry if I don’t answer your letter but I always try and write my response to help anyone with a similar problem, so there is probably a letter that I’ve answered before which might help. If you definitely want a response you can always talk to one of our counsellors and they will always be there.

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Being forced to marry

Dear Sam, I am a Muslim and I will be forced into a marriage in 2 years, they verbally abuse me and on rare occasions...

Previous abusive relationship

Hi, I have recently (in the past 6 months) gotten out of an abusive relationship. I was subject to verbal, physical, ...

How I'm feeling

hi sam im writing to you for some advice..... ive been in care a year and a half now,,,, i was put into care due to m...

My drink was spiked

hey, i dont know what to do! i was going to a party when my drink was spiked. i dont remember anything just what i ha...

My mum abusing me

hi, so everyday either my mum or my dad will hit me. already this moring i have been punched slapped and bitten more ...

been sexual abused at 11

Hi Sam I need some advise please, these boys at my school have been touching me in places that I don't wanna be touch...

Physical Abuse

Dear Sam, I am now 14 years old, but when I was younger, about 7 or 8 I think, me and my younger brother got beaten u...

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...

abuse

my mum always pulls my hair and shakes me and trys to throw me down the stairs

Deafness & Abuse

Hiya Sam, I'm 12 years old and i am Deaf. I lost my hearing completely when i was 7 years old. Although it was a big ...

Emotionally abused by my mum

hi Sam, i was emotionally abused by my mum for years, it left me with no confidence,no self-esteem and no self-image,...

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 ...

is it sexual assault?

hello, I'm 15 and i recently came to the realisation I may have been sexually Assaulted the reason I'm not so sure is...

I'm being stalked

Theres this man that has been stalking me since i was 10 (i am 13 now) im really scared to tell anyone, what should i...

Physical abuse

Hi there i have heard that you are good at giving advise at home my parents hit me sometimes if I do something wrong ...

I'm being abused

Hi. I am a middle school kid and im being abused by my mum. She said she doesn't love me and she hits me almost every...

Rape

Dear Sam, when I was 12 I had a boy who hit me frequently and made me do things I wasn't entirely willing to do like ...

Child Abuse

Hi, So the other day, my friend told me that her mum slammed the door on her hand intentionally and yesterday she tol...

Killer Clowns

I am really scared about killer clowns and I don't what to do about it. Everywhere I go, I don't feel safe, especiall...