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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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You can ask me about anything you want, there's nothing too big or small.

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What you need to know:

  • 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
  • if you need support now or want to talk privately, contact a counsellor for free on 0800 1111.

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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...

Allowing

Hi my parents won't let me post my face on social media my cause we a e afghans from Afghanistan hats racist they onl...

Can i get my implant out at 16

Hi Sam, my names Shannon and im 15. I have recently began to have sex and im on the implant. But i want my implant ou...

My boyfriends in prison

Hey Sam, i was just wondering if you can help me out with some emotional stuff im going through. Me and my boyfriend ...

Sexual abuse

My friend got sexually abused .He had a girlfreind .They were ok until she went to America .She started wanting to do...

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...

social workers

Explain what a social care worker must do if they think an individual is in danger or harm or abuse?

Next week

Having a relationship with a girlfriend or boyfriend can make us feel special. But relationships aren't always as caring and loving as they should be. I'd like to hear from you if you've experienced a difficult relationship where you've felt threatened or afraid.

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Hey, I used to selfharm, it's been almost a year since i last hurt myself and i don't want to do it again. But, i fee...

Coping with losing someone

Hi. I'm currently 13 years old, but when I was 11, I found my mum unconscious at the bottom of the stairs. She's been...

Going into care

Dear Sam, I am going into a kids home soon and wondered if you could tell me a little bit more about it. My Mum had d...

stop anorexia

hi Sam  I am 17 and I think I am terning anorexic, when ever I look in the mirror I don't like what I see,and I just...

bulimia

ok so im not sure if im bulimic or not, im 12 turning 13 soon and during school, 7am-3:30pm i dont eat anything(i sta...

weight problem ;((

Could u pls help me because im always worried aboit my weight and when im dressing with every1 elses style i feel. Re...

Am I anorexic

I am nearly 14 and I think I might be anorexic. I have been taking more and more notice of my weight and calories. I ...

Being fat

I am always being called fat by my cousins and my mum keeps on saying I am getting fat. I am constantly worried about...

Eating too much everyday

I am quit big for a 10 year old and I don't really like it. I try my best to loose weight but it never works, I excer...

Eating Habits

I have just turned 14, and I'm starting to care more about what I eat. I've always been slim, but have not always eat...

I'm bulimic and I need help!

I have bulimia and I'm really scared . I found out I had it the other day when I was at my friends house and I asked ...

Binge Eating

I have this really bad binge eating problem. I always come home and eat loads. I try to stop myself but I can't. I re...

Bulimia, I'm scared

Hi I'm 14yr old girl. I'm overweight. I'm bulimic. I make myself throw up. I'm scared. I make myself throw up about t...

My friend is taking laxatives.

Dear Sam I hope you reply to my letter this time as I don't really know what to do. I am worried about my friend who...

My Dad thinks i have an ED

How do i tell my dad i don't have an eating disorder? Literally, in every argument, or any moment when i say i don't ...

Eating too much

I love Christmas but I HATE the eating part of it, my parents make me eat every single crum before letting me leave t...

Do i have ed and depression?

I am not sure if have an eatingdisorder and dwpreession because i have taken tests on the internet and they've said i...

food

Hi Sam, lately I have been constantly worrying about my weight, I am thinking about making myself vomit and seeing if...

I can't eat

5 days ago, during school, I had a panic attack. I spoke to a very comforting teacher but since then I've completely ...

Guilty

Whenever I have just eaten I feel really guilty. I'm falling apart

I feel so fat

Hi, im 14 i have had an eating disorder for about 5 months and i live on a peice of tost and banana for a week and i ...

anorexia

about a year ago i recovered from anorexia. i was so happy then it was unbelievable. i thought that i would never hav...