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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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  • 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

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...

Discrimination in Sports

To Sam At school, i came out as gay and now when we play football or anything that involves people picking teams, i a...

Grieving a terminal illness

Hey Sam I've got something I'd like to know ? Well my mum has cancer and it's not curable my mum hasn't passed away y...

Message from Sam

There can be a lot of pressure to fit in around friends – pressure to do certain things or be a certain way. I'd be interested in hearing about problems you're having with peer pressure from friends in the next couple of weeks.

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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...

Sexual abuse

My friend got sexually abused .He had a girlfreind .They were ok until she went to America .She started wanting to do...

Changes at home

I am 12 years old now and am in secondary school, my mum and dad have adopted my younger brother a couple of years ag...

My brother

Hi  I'm 13 and has been sad for awhile because I'm in pain on the inside and out because my 16 year old brother beats...

abuse

Hi sam im getting hit all the time by my dad he hits me for no reson and hurts me every day what should i do

My Brother

Hi, my brother is 19 and I'm 15 and he really scares me sometimes. we would just be talking and getting along and th...

Dad

I'm ever so worried about this because my dad causes me emotional abuse and calls me names and I don't want to  tell ...

My life is just f***ing up

hi. im 14 and i need advice, my mum is getting married to someone, he attacked her. And she has covered it up for him...

Family and emotions

Dear sam, i am writing to you because i'm not sure what else to do, i'm 15 and i don't want to live with my family an...

Unstable parents

Hi Sam, I have an alcholic and drug abused mother and an 'easily to anger' father... Parents are divorced and i moved...