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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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latest letters

My uncle's suicide

Hi, ​ last week my uncle killed himself. he had struggled from mental health issues for a while and had attempted sui...

Expelled but want to go back

Dear Sam i want to go to a school that i have been expelled from. at the time i didn't realised how important it is a...

Gender confusion and binding

so im confused about gender at the moment and i bind with 2 sports bras. it helps me feel more comfortable with my bo...

Let down by the NHS

I was wondering what advice you could give to someone who has asked for help at their GP and hasn’t received any word...

how do i stop overthinking

recently i have been overthinking almost everything and i dont want to and i cant stop myself. i have tried to talk t...

Toxic Friends

Hi Sam, Lately I have been dealing with a lot. I have three close friends which I love and care for so much but I am ...

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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Sexual harassment at work

So I was at work and my manager sexually harassed me. He made disgusting comments in regards to my self harm scars an...

Everyone is making fun of me.

When I was younger I made little stupid videos at the age of 9 or 10 and now they have been resurfaced around my scho...

Forced Conversion to Islam

I am writing to hopefully get some advice. My friend is 17 and went on a camp- which he did not give anyone details a...

Being forced to marry

Dear Sam, I am a Muslim and I will be forced into a marriage in 2 years, they verbally abuse me and on rare occasions...

Previous abusive relationship

Hi, I have recently (in the past 6 months) gotten out of an abusive relationship. I was subject to verbal, physical, ...

Bully is trying to befriend me

Hi Sam, I have been bullied multiple times by two girls on my class both face to face and over text. It’s all stopped...

The uprise in murders

Dear Sam, Hello, i am writing to you today because lately i have felt like i can’t go outside my house because if i d...

How I'm feeling

hi sam im writing to you for some advice..... ive been in care a year and a half now,,,, i was put into care due to m...

Bullying at work

I’m 16 and recently got a new job. I feel like my manager is picking on me because of my mental health and me being v...

Made a mistake

hi. i have been really silly and sent some messages to girls that I wish I could take back. school have found out and...

My drink was spiked

hey, i dont know what to do! i was going to a party when my drink was spiked. i dont remember anything just what i ha...

My mum abusing me

hi, so everyday either my mum or my dad will hit me. already this moring i have been punched slapped and bitten more ...

Cyber Bullying

Hi, im currently having a few problems over social media. recently a girl i know made an account on a website with th...

Bullying

Dear Sam, I have a friend in school who has moved from Greece, were both in year 10 and he doesn’t have many friends....

been sexual abused at 11

Hi Sam I need some advise please, these boys at my school have been touching me in places that I don't wanna be touch...