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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 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
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latest letters

Internet friends

hi there recently ive started talking to someoene online and they are my age and we really want to meet up somewhere ...

YouTuber and my parents

I love to watch a really funny youtuber who unfortunately swears LOADS. I'm trying to hide it from my parents, but so...

Bereavement.

My best friend passed away when I was 13; we were very close. She was buried in a cemetery near where she lived. I've...

job interview

aughhh i have my first job interview im so nervous what if it gose wong!!!!!

Work experience and the phone

Hello, ā€‹ I have work experience coming and am hoping to become a vet. I have anxiety, especislly when it comes to tal...

Contraception

I'm 14 and I've been thinking about going to my local clinic to get 'the pill' are they allowed to give it without pa...

Message from Sam

Lots of people are unhappy with the way they look. For some people, it can become a real problem. Iā€™d be really interested in hearing from anyone who has an issue with their body and how that affects your feelings.

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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...

my uncle is creepy

Hi sam, so basically i thought i would just talk to you about what is happening and get your view in it. so im a girl...

Scared to get a taxi to school

On a Tuesday and Thursday I get a taxi to school, it's a taxi conpanie that takes children to school. But every time ...

She touches me

Hi Sam I am 8 and my mum is a childminder and she used to look after a 10 year old but doesnt any more because she ...

i dont know if im being abusd

Hello Ever since my mom had a stoke she's been different she calls me names and trenten to kill me or punch me or hur...

relationships with male people

Hi sam Could I have some help with my life because I'm scared of men when my little sis dad used to hit me and when ...

Stalking

Hi, i dont see my biologiacal dad after 8-10 years of him abuseing me but now he seams to be stalking me, hes makeing...

social workers

I have a social worker who comes to my house weekly. sometimes when he come I get scared that he take us away from my...