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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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Allowing

Hi my parents won't let me post my face on social media my cause we a e afghans from Afghanistan hats racist they onl...

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 ...

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...

i have no freedom!

hi sam, i am 14 years old and i have no freedom at all. my parents will not let me go out at all with my friends, but...

I want my parents to divorce

Dear Sam, i really want my parents to divorce, it may sound really selfish but me and my father just don't get along,...

Leaving home

Hi, I'm 17 years old and I will be 18 in five months and I'm wanting to move out of my parents house, but they won't ...

Help

Hi im 17 and i live with my mum dad and brother my dad is a very strict person and is always saying if i dont stop be...

Can I move out

Things are getting really bad at home there's atleast 5 arguments every night between my parents me and my sister, th...

Moving to Girlfriends House

Hello,I am a male, aged 15, and 16 in 5 months. I have a girlfriend which I think the world of, and I couldnt think o...

Help.

I know this is a bit extreme but my family and I do not get along. I have tried to sort things out but my efforts are...

moving

hi sam so my mum is keen to move away at the end of the school year -she hasnt found a house and she hasnt even put o...

I'm 16 and want to move out

I'm 16 and I want to move out its not that I being abused or that my mum isn't a bad mum but I just feel that I want ...

dear shelter

dear shelter,me and my friend have run away from home and we dont know where to go next

My dad and moving...

Dear Sam I am writing to ask if i am aloud to leave home...my dad emotionally abuses me everyday and i cannot take i...

I have nowhere to go...?

Hi Sam, I have lived with my aunty for the past 4-5 months due to my mum being an alcoholic and attempting suicide oc...

worried about my best friend

ok so my friend recently told me.. that she is affraid of her own fathershe explained to me he was telling her stuff ...

How to give someone advice

Hello, lately my cousin, who is also my best friend, has been having panic attacks, well at the start they were, but...

Affairs?

Hi Sam :) My friend has recently revealed to me that her dad has been cheating on her mum for a long time. This frie...

My friend

My friend sat with me on thebus but she wasn't very happy.So she told me why:Her dad had been drinking and didn't do ...

PLEASE, PLEASE HELP MY FRIEND

My bestfriend has been physically abused by her dad as long as she can remember and she has scars all over her body t...

I'm worried about him

My friend has told me that his mum swears an hits him all the time but as soon as I told him it was abuse he refused ...