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latest letters

addiction

I've come to the realisation that I'm addicted to multiple inhalents. I cant cope one day without either huffing mult...

1-2-1 Counsellors

Hi Sam, I was just wondering how likely is it that someone will talk to the same counsellor twice if they go to chat ...

Messed up my GCSE's.

​ Hi Sam, ​ I've just completed my GCSE's and when I got the results back I was so shocked because they were so awful...

Staying in school

Hi I'm a 13 year old girl and I'm in year 9 . In year 8 I bunked off a lesson and I got an official warning from my d...

Sex and contraception

Hi Sam, I'm a girl and nearly 15. I've been close to losing my virginity several times and have decided not to becaus...

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Staying in school

Hi I'm a 13 year old girl and I'm in year 9 . In year 8 I bunked off a lesson and I got an official warning from my d...

My future

i left college (to the disappment of my parents) but it's hard when you want a good job but have no degree...

job interview

aughhh i have my first job interview im so nervous what if it gose wong!!!!!

Trespassing

Dear Sam, ​ Recently, people in my year have been visiting an abandoned house near where I live. It is dangerous- som...

The GCSE exams

Dear Sam, People say that year eleven is the best year in secondary school but for me, it has been one of my worst in...

School situation

Dear Sam , During school I took someones money and got caught. I wanted to ask if it would ruin my education because ...

Racism at school

Hi Sam, at my school I am the only white person in my class and there are only 6 white people altogether in the year....

Moving in to secondary school

Hi, I am moving into secondary school next year and im a bit scared because now im the highest in the school but then...

Feel awkward around my teacher

Hi sam. In school i feel awkward around my teacher. I cant tell him anything not even if i have an idea. What should ...

Cancer Jab

I am only 12 and I started secondary in september time. I am very nervous about year 8 because we have a jab at the e...

Teachers at school

Dear Sam I feel very unhappy I am autisic and feel like the teachers dont understand or like me

Maths problems :(

Hello! I am a normal 14 year old girl who loves to sing,eat chocolate,play sport and also loves school! But... I have...

Annoyance, anger and upsetness

Hi Sam, I am a 9 year old boy. At the age of 7, I was diagnosed with Asperger's. I feel angry that I and other specia...

My future after school

My parents are always pressuring me about my future. it is hard for me to go to university when I know my family cant...

GCSE

I don't know what to do, i am so confused. I had big plans to go to uni and achieve a masters degree and develop my c...

PE teacher seems sexist

Dear Sam, Two weeks before the summer holidays, me and the rest of my year got new timetables because we were moving ...