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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

I keep telling lies

hey sam for a really long time ive been telling lies. i lie to my teachers and tell them i understand or when called ...

School and me

First day back at school was horrible people laughed at me threw the hallways and called me fat. ive cut myself befor...

Homelessness

Ive been homeless since I was 15. I'm now 18. I've been stayin on sofas and sometimes on park benches or in the town ...

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 ...

I have been having flashbacks

hi, ive been having flashbacks recently to all the bad things that have happened in my like, like my dad dying, and b...

Pressure about doing piano

Hi Sam i have been doing piano for a couple of years now but I am really bord of it and music isn't really my passion...

Message from Sam

Food is a part of life for us every day, but for some people this is a real problem. I’d be really interested to hear from you if you’re having problems with eating or your body image.

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being in care

hey sam, im just wondering if feeling weird and out of place normal when you jut get put in care. my emotions are jus...

Dad locked up

Hiya Sam. ​ I got a missed phone call, and I googled it to find it to be a prisoners payphone. I didn't answer the ph...

my weird religion

hi Sam.both my parents are catholic and my siblings ar atheist.I believe in the norse gods.it's weird telling people ...

Summer Holiday Worries

Hey Sam, I have some worries about the Summer Holidays. I mean yeah, it's great to have a break from school, as I fin...

Acholism (my mum)

my mum has acholism and depresion my dad is mentally ill and left us when i was eight i am now ten. she is a nice per...

My dads are divorcing

Dear sam, i am a 12 year old girl and i live with my 2 dads and my big brother who is 17. my dads ate getting a divor...

Single teenage mum

I am a 16 year old girl who just so happens to be a single mum to a little girl who is 8 and 1/2 months. I gave birth...

I've been kicked out of home

Hello, i keep typing this messaged and not knowing if i should send it or not. but here goes... Ive been kicked out d...

Young Carer

Mu mum has been ill for over a year now and I have no one else at home to help. Does this make me a young carer?

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...

Mental Abuse

Dear Sam, I am 13 years old, I am having alot of trouble with my life because I feel that my father is Narcissistic, ...

Writing to someone in prison

Hello i was wondering if i can write letter to my uncle he is prison but the court said he a threat to public be he n...

My Step-mums twins

Hi Sam, 5 months ago my step-mum found out she was expecting twins. A few days ago we found out that one has died...

17 and getting kicked out

I live with my mum and dad but there getting fed up of everything I do and they asked me to find my own place ?who sh...

My family

I am very upset because my mom and step dad have broken up. i really want a dad because my real dad died what should ...