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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 reads every letter, but can only respond to a few each week
  • 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

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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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...

New job and self harm scars

I recently got a new job, I’m meant to be starting on Sunday, they gave me the uniform and it’s a short sleeved top, ...

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...

School situation

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

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...

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'...

Leaving home

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 let ...

The future

please help me to have ideas on what carreers i should think about pursuring. i would love jobs that i enjoy and wake...

Leaving primary school

i am leaving my primary and i am really upset, i dont know how i will fit in with everyone.

Moving out

Im 16 and im on a child protection plan. I want to move out as i am sick of having to look after my parents. Will the...