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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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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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Now what?..

Im in this relationship that is extremely unhealthy. I was into drugs and I cheated on him multiple times. But after ...

lying

Ive lied many times about some really horrible stuff and some people wont forgive me i need to stop lying! why is it ...

I worry too much

I wondered if you could help me on how to stop worrying. I always worry about things i don't need to and I don't kn...

My so called friend

My so called friend called me fat yesterday, I have been told this many times I try so hard to lose weight.

Virus

Hi Sam, I am 8 years old and I downloaded some software, but it has gave me a virus.It is scaring me because it come...

Social anxiety

Um hi I have social anxiety and every time I try to call childline I freak out and hang up and I don't know what to d...

started my period

I don't know what to do. I am 10 years old and I have just started my period. It is really difficult because I don't ...

Please help

H sam I've been struggling socially for years, but it's been getting worse since I started yr10 and everyone is star...

Stage fright

Every year our school has an end of year production by year 5 & 6 and I have a role with more lines than I ever h...

Humiliated

Hiya,Tonight, there was an end of year awards ceremony at school. I got an award.,which made me proud, but every few ...

Airplane

I'm screed about gowing on a plane tommorow  of crashing or  crashing into the sea

Worried

I went on a school trip and got very popular for drawing on people's hands .People gave me sweets and money I said yo...

periods

I am scared of going through periods beccause i heard my mum scream before when she was going through periods what sh...

Getting my period

I'm extremely worried about getting my period. I have been getting loads of real bad cramps and back pain. Is this no...

Feeling vulnerable

I work in a taxi office on Saturday nights which, as you can imagine, can be very rowdy. The first two weeks there wa...

jealous

how can i stop being jealous of a girl in my class i am cuter than her but she still make me jealous can you help me ...

worrying for no reason

I think I wrote this letter last time but it dissent send but Sam I what you call anxiety and am scared scared scared...

I can't talk

Please really I can't express my self and I think that I need help this i what I feel like

What should I do?

Dear Sam, I'm 11 and 1 year ago I created an account on a website called pinterest. I really liked it and I quickly ...

stole somthig from primark

My friend kayla stole somthing from primark and she lost her confidence and everything she is sad and neber wants to ...

nervousness

When I'm in a maths lesson my teacher asks me a question. She knows I'm very shy and that's why I prefer not to put m...

Embarrassment

I have low self-confidence. I'm so embarrassed to wear my glasses in public, even though I have nice framed ones that...