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latest letters

Anger

Hi Sam, I wanted to write to you about anger. At home I can get into trouble for something small(It sometimes stops h...

My favourite musician has died

Hi Sam. I’m 13 and recently one of my favourite music artists has died and I really am struggling to deal with it. I ...

Peer Pressure

Hi Sam, Recently my friends have been trying to get me to do things I'm uncomfortable with such as smoking weed, vapi...

Afraid and scared of war

hi sam, im really scared of war. all i see nowadays is headlines about the rising world tensions and it feels like i ...

Feeling left out

I have low confidence and my friends are outgoing people. Sometimes I feel left out because they are all laughing and...

Message from Sam

At this time of year exams start to be on people’s minds. I know how stressful they can be, so I’d be interested in hearing about how you are affected by schoolwork and exams.

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Sending nudes

Dear Sam. It has been a while since I have sent a nude, but I am still annoyed with what I have done towards my futur...

My looks

hi Sam, a couple months ago I was pressured into sending nudes and I kept putting it off because I was/am ashamed of ...

I don't want to start😣

hi Sam, I am going to high school soon and im abit worried incase I start my period on a school day-what if im in the...

Age to get a prescription

Is there any specific age to get a prescription. As I would like to see a doctor and hopefully be prescribed something.

Underage Drinking

Basically there has been a few friends in my class that have secretly been drinking alcohol, we have only just gone i...

Advice for a friend

A really good internet friend of mine is anorexic. She has told her mum, but her mum refuses to believe her.

Children under harm

I'm wondering if you could give me some advise, I have a 'friend' who i would say is neglecting her 3 children's ther...

my friend takes drugs :(

I am worried about my friend who takes drugs...he uses crack..he has tried to stop/cut down on It but Its really hard...

My friends take drugs

My friends have all been smoking weed for about 3 years now but recently their habit is becoming a lot worse and it i...

My friend is worrying me.

I'm super happy I've found someone that I can write to.My friend is taking drugs, and i'm so concerned about her! She...

Acne

Hi, um........ So im 10 years old and i have acne.... Im really scared to show my face to other people. All my frie...

Breast size?

Hi, Sam. I just got my first bra and I know this is weird but I've been looking at my breasts in the mirror a lot   I...

my uglyness and fatness

dear sam             well i have been called really ugly once and i was really upset and didnt knw what to do i belie...

I feel so fat

i feel so fat and ugly, and im too scared to go out incase i get judged. i hate my body. some girl has already told m...

I hate myself

I hate the way I look. I'm fat and ugly. My hair is blonde/brown, and is always a rat's nest, no matter what I do. I ...

I am ugly

i literally always feel so ugly. i hate the way i look soo much, i have eczema which creases my eyelids because of th...

Make-up and self confidence

Well I'm 12 and I am worried about how I look. I have spots and I wear makeup to make myself feel better and make peo...

the way i look

dear sam just because i am 17 and weigh about 13 stone everyone thinks i am fat what can i do

confidence

I am extremley self concious and i constantly feel like everyone is staring at me. when I walk down the road i consta...

I don't know

hi sam, im 13 and recently i have been having really bad problems with the way I look. I just dont like the way I loo...

eating

I have been worrying about my weight a lot I just started to care this year, at school I usually don't eat anything a...