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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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The summer holidays are here, but not everyone enjoys this time of year. So if there’s anything bothering you this summer, why not write me a letter?

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Ex-friend

My ex-friend who used to be in my form has started to post videos and pictures on apps of her naked and hooking up wi...

Nude sharing

Hello sammy friend recently told me that he is really worried as he is 16 and was sent nudes by a 15 year old online ...

friend

hey sam my friend is having problems she has been sexually abused and shes only 11 years old please help

She's in danger.

My friend is being pressured by an older male outside of school for sex. He said that if she doesn't sleep with him, ...

strangers

my friend is worried because a guy has added her on a website so she accepted he has been sending her 'sexts' she dos...

my frend

my frend has been hit by a boyfrend and pusht and i do not now how to deal with it

Abused by girlfriend I think

Hi Sam, I am a 13 year old guy who is very worried about his best friend. We've known each other since childhood, but...

My friends been stealing

Hi, basically ive been with my friend into town and she keeps on stealing little things from shops like keyrings or b...

innapropriate text

im 17 and my youth worker convinved me to give him my phone number now he wont stop texting and calling me im getting...

My friend has nits!

Well, one of my close friends at school has lice and I don't know what to do? Should I tell her? I'd obviously do it ...

My best friend

I have a best friend C. She's like a sister to me. Once when I was feeling suicidal I explained to another friend tha...

My friend

My friend is really worring me she is starting to give random boys her number because she likes the sound and i find ...

i feel sorry for my friend

dear sam i have a friend called m*. she is sometimes getting bullied by her best friend and 3 boys. the one problem ...

self harm (cutting)

My bestfriend has been diagnosed with anxiety and depression and for the past couple of months she has been really st...

unsure on how to help

so recently my friend hasn't been herself, and is really emotional and I'm not really sure how to help, she has been ...

My friend was sectioned

One of my closest friend has been sectioned in a mental health unit. They usually only stay for a couple weeks but sh...

bad friend?

my friendtexted me saying how she'd taken a lot of pills and that she doesn't feel right. So naturally I texted her m...

Eating disorder

I found out about a month ago that my best friend had a eating disorder. I noticed suspicious behaviour and eventuall...

My friend's life is all lies!

Dear Sam,I have a friend at school, because I can't tell you her name I'm gonna call her 'Mask'. Mask always seemed l...

Suicide

My freind is really worrying me. She keeps talking about killing herself and that she doesnt want to live anymore. Sh...

Best friend getting hurt

My best friend keeps getting hit by his girlfriend for spending too much time with me. Lets say the boy is called B...