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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 have similar problems to you. 

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  • Sam's replies are public, never private, so others can read them
  • Sam will remove personal info from your letter to keep it anonymous
  • if yours is chosen, you'll see it under one of the topics below
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latest letters

Is it emotional abuse?

I've been in an on and off relationship for ov r a year now. He's broken up with me then gotten back with me three ti...

sexual harassment

hi, im a 16 year old girl and recently one of my families friends has been making me feel uncomofortable. i went to t...

Boyfriends

Hi my name is liz and im confuseibecause over the summer i went to a summer club and meet a boy that i knew from like...

Counselling

Hi, My mum has resently asked me about whether or not i want counselling and i dont know if i do or not, i know that ...

Hi sam

My name is l* and i am 17 years old. I was wondering about what i should do about my parents getting divorced. The re...

My stepdad beats my mum

Hi, it's been going on for around 8 years and I haven't told anyone. My stepdad physically verbally and mentally abus...

Next week

It can make us feel special being asked to send a selfie. But sending a sexual text, image or video can be dangerous if shared with the wrong person. I'd like to hear from you if you've had a difficult experience where you've felt pressured or sent something you regret.

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My future after school

My parents are always pressuring me about my future after school and that my options are coming up this year and I ne...

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 ...

nits

hi sam my freind has nits and i dont know what to do and i have to sit next to her HELP please she smels and she dirt...

a worried sister

Hello Sam, Im writing this for my older brother. He is currently in sixth form and has a lot of work. He has dyslexi...

new school

Hey sam  i really need some help .. erm I'm just starting a new school tomorrow and im really nervous and super scare...

my friend

My friend at school always wears the same uniform to school and doesn't have any of the things everyone else does for...

what should i do?????????????

My friendis ill and am not aloud to see her.Everyone at school is asking where she is and she told me not to tell.one...

Friend I want to get rid of

I have a friend who I have started to dislike now because he always makes weird noises or sings random songs in class...

everyone has BBM but me!

all my friends have blackberrys and im not allowed one but they all have bbm so they are always talking to each other...

Best Friend?

I always come home looking sad. It's because my best friend is always being mean to me. Sometimes in my mind i say I ...

Being Autistic

Hi Sam, I have Autism and Asberger Syndrome and I heard about World Autism Awareness Day on the 2nd of April. People ...

my school PE teacher

hi, i may be overreacting but i feel weird about what happened at school today, i had pe and im a girl and my pe teac...

School

I miss my old teacher so much and I don't really like our new one. She may just be a replacment while my old one is o...

School troubles

School is stressing me out alot, they are putting so much pressure on me. I never get to spend time with my family an...

Upcoming college interview

Hi Sam My college interview is in a couple of weeks and I'm SO nervous!   I don't know what they're going to ask and...

Me

Hey sam, Life is hard. Exams etc. But i am now especially worried about my speak dyslexya. btw i dont quite know h...

Taken advantage of

Dear Sam, I am quite gifted at school and am good at academic subjects, music, sport and art. However some people ta...

School and anxiety!!

Dear Sam, My maths teacher who is also my tutor has a teaching mechanism of students going up to the board and show...