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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's replies are public, never private, so others can read them
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  • if yours is chosen, you'll see it under one of the topics below
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latest letters

Food

Hi Sam, idk what to do anymore because at the moment I find it really hard to eat because the voices keep telling me ...

Leaving my adopted parents

Hi Sam, i am 15 years opd and i was adopted at the age of 6 however i never wanted to be adopted. I was wondering if ...

Nudes

Dear sam, ive had the worst night of my life, i really liked this boy etc and he asked me to send a photo of my self ...

my mum has cancer

hi sam my mum has lung cancer from smoking and its really upsetting she is having radiotherapy at the moment but it d...

Sex abuse

im a 16 year old female ane so the other night i went to a party with my friends as we usually do at the weekend. the...

Message from Sam

Self-harm is something I get lots of messages about. There are lots of reasons why people self-harm. It could be because of feelings or thoughts that are difficult to deal with.

So for the next couple of weeks I'd be really interested to hear how self-harm affects you and the problems you have with it.

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Secondary School!

Hi Sam! I need some help. Today I am feeling worried about moving up to S1. I am going into the first year of seconda...

Leaving my favourite teacher.

Hello, I have just finished Year 11 and I am going on to Sixth Form in September, Ive been at my Secondary school for...

My future

i left college (to the disappment of my parents) but it's hard when you want a good job but have no degree...

job interview

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

The GCSE exams

Dear Sam, People say that year eleven is the best year in secondary school but for me, it has been one of my worst in...

School situation

Dear Sam , During school I took someones money and got caught. I wanted to ask if it would ruin my education because ...

Racism at school

Hi Sam, at my school I am the only white person in my class and there are only 6 white people altogether in the year....

Moving in to secondary school

Hi, I am moving into secondary school next year and im a bit scared because now im the highest in the school but then...

Feel awkward around my teacher

Hi sam. In school i feel awkward around my teacher. I cant tell him anything not even if i have an idea. What should ...

Cancer Jab

I am only 12 and I started secondary in september time. I am very nervous about year 8 because we have a jab at the e...

Teachers at school

Dear Sam I feel very unhappy I am autisic and feel like the teachers dont understand or like me

Maths problems :(

Hello! I am a normal 14 year old girl who loves to sing,eat chocolate,play sport and also loves school! But... I have...

Annoyance, anger and upsetness

Hi Sam, I am a 9 year old boy. At the age of 7, I was diagnosed with Asperger's. I feel angry that I and other specia...

My future after school

My parents are always pressuring me about my future. it is hard for me to go to university when I know my family cant...

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...

PE teacher seems sexist

Dear Sam, Two weeks before the summer holidays, me and the rest of my year got new timetables because we were moving ...

How to get a job

I was just wondering how old I have to be to, and how I can, get a job at nearly 15, Thank you so much in advance, I'...