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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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latest letters

social workers

Explain what a social care worker must do if they think an individual is in danger or harm or abuse?

Noone understands me at home

Hi i'm 16 & this is has been ongoing that my parents dont understand me, i am from a pakistani backgroud & my family ...

relaps

Hey, I used to selfharm, it's been almost a year since i last hurt myself and i don't want to do it again. But, i fee...

GCSE

I don't know what to do, i am so confused. I had big plans to go to uni and achieve a masters degree and develop my c...

Coping with losing someone

Hi. I'm currently 13 years old, but when I was 11, I found my mum unconscious at the bottom of the stairs. She's been...

physical and verbal abuse

Hi SAM, my parents if I get into trouble hit me and verbally assault me. There of Bengali descent (immagrents) so the...

Going into care

Dear Sam, I am going into a kids home soon and wondered if you could tell me a little bit more about it. My Mum had d...

Next week

Having a relationship with a girlfriend or boyfriend can make us feel special. But relationships aren't always as caring and loving as they should be. I'd like to hear from you if you've experienced a difficult relationship where you've felt threatened or afraid.

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Can i get my implant out at 16

Hi Sam, my names Shannon and im 15. I have recently began to have sex and im on the implant. But i want my implant ou...

My boyfriends in prison

Hey Sam, i was just wondering if you can help me out with some emotional stuff im going through. Me and my boyfriend ...

15 and pregnant

hi i am 15 years old 16 in october and i am pregnant i would really love to keep it and so would my boyfriend i am sc...

Holiday issue with my boyfriend

Dear Sam, ​ Help me. I am very sad. My mum kindly bought me and my boyfriend a holiday that cost her £500. At first m...

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...

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...