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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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  • 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

My nan and Alzheimer's

So, My nan has Alzheimer's and I get really down because she can't remember me or my dad. and I don't know how to cop...

Alcohol

Hello I’m gonna make this short and sweet I like alcohol a lot And although I don’t drink too much as I’m only thirte...

mental health in school

i have mental health issues that are being helped by CAMHS but it has been leaving me very drained and unmotivated in...

Telling my crush the truth

I am wondering how long I should wait before I tell my crush that I have a crush on her. I have had this crush on a g...

Feminism

Hi Sam, I've always known that I believe in equality but only recently have I called myself a feminist. I am a girl w...

Message from Sam

You can write to me about anything and I read every single letter, but I choose just a few to answer on my page each week. I'm sorry if I don't answer your letter but I always try and write my response to help anyone with a similar problem, so there is probably a letter that I've answered before which might help. If you definitely want a response you can always talk to one of our counsellors and they will always be there.

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feel so bad about myself..

for almost ever my dad has been picking on me and calling me names about how i look, it has now made me really self c...

Im very ugly... :(

Im so ugly it hurts me to look in a mirror I put lodes of make up on every moring so i can feel prettyer but inside i...

UGLY>LEFT OUT>MOVING SCHOOLS.

hey samthankyouu for reading this..heres the thing, i feel abit left out in my group of friends and sometimes they ma...

Weight

My weight has been my struggle through most parts of my life. I am a little on the heavier side, and im not proud of ...

I hate everything about me

I hate the way I look, everything from my eyes, to my feet, I hate it all. I hate my personality, the way I have so m...

Bullying...

Hi, Sam. I'm Getting Really Scared About Bullies. I Have Just Started High School And Everyone Hate Me... In Primary...

I have long hair.

hey sam. I've had problems in school and at home (very very rarely) about my long hair. ever since I was a child I wa...

What if I have cancer?

Hi. My Mum died in 2008 of breast cancer. I have heard rumors that it could have been passed onto me. I am just worri...

Trans.

Hi Sam. i am a 13 year old girl, and there's not much to say really. I want to be a boy, when I was a bit younger ab...

Transgender in the ATC

Hey Sam, I'm a 14 year old transgender (ftm) and also an air cadet. I'm worried about how to come out to my squadron ...

I think I'm Transgender

Hey Sam, I have a bit of a problem. I think I'm Transgender and have done for over three months now. I have posted o...

Being in the 91 percentile

Dear Sam, I dont know who else feels like this, but the one person I'd really like to please is my mum. She always pu...

Judging

People are judging and bullying me about my size and boobs

Make up

Dear Sam,I feel I have to wear make up to school because everyone else is but we are only in year 6 please help I don...

Terrorists

Due to the attack in Paris I am scared on how people think I look and the colour of my skin!!!!

i need money for some clothes

hi sam i need money for some a school trip i am struggling to get some as my mom is short on money and she needs the ...

does your appearence matter

Do you think your appearence matter? I don't, I don't beacause I like to be different from the others. People at my s...

MAKE UP!!

Hello Sam, Recently lots of people in my class have started wearing make up. I like the idea of it but my parents an...

strange addiction

i've started this really weird addiction and i can't stop it! it is driving me crazy, the problem is that i keep pick...

goth/emo

My friends used to all like me, but now the run around and shout emo and goth at me because the way i dress. I've tol...

Size

MY FRIENDS KEEP ON SAYING THAT I'M OVER DEVELOPED AND THATS WHY MY BOYFRIEND LIKES ME AND NOW I'VE FORCED MYSELF TO...

want to be a goth...

Okay,so I'm really into black, and goth stuff, but I'm really worried people will bully me for it. My mum is also say...

Hair

I'm a 16 year old girl, and last year I cut my hair very short, pixie cut, just before Christmas. I loved it and i st...

Looks

Hi! I at school i sometimes get picked on about my facial looks. People say i have a big nose and am ugly. Others say...