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Ask Sam

Something on your mind? Ask Sam is ChildLine’s problem page where you can read letters from other young people. You can also ask for advice yourself and Sam might choose your letter to include below.

Find out more about Ask Sam.

Sam can only choose a few letters each week.

If you need a private reply you can contact a counsellor for free by calling 0800 11 11 or talk online.

Message from Sam...  Ask Sam

It’s nearly time to go back to school, college or to find work. These can be huge changes which might be difficult for some – or for some things might stay the same, which could also be hard. I’d be interested in hearing your feelings about the end of the summer holidays.

I only respond to a few letters each week and it’s not right away – talking to a ChildLine counsellor is the best way to get support if you need it right now.

Take care,
Sam

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who am i

who am i

I don't know who I am any more recently I have discovered that I am getting feelings for girls and being a girl myself I am finding it hard I don't know who to talk to and i don't want...

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Scared of my Family

Scared of my Family

I've been scared of my family my whole life... scared of them beating me mostly, even though they haven't ever actually done it. Earlier this year, I finally accepted that I was bi, but they're all extremely homophobic and, even...

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I don't feel like I'm in the right body.

I don't feel like I'm in the right body.

Hi Sam, I'm a 13 year old girl but for the past few years I've been starting to realise that this really isn't who I want to be. I really want to be a boy, but I haven't got the...

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Um Hi.... I need help, lots of it.

Um Hi.... I need help, lots of it.

Hi Sam.... um I have a few problems, first of all im a 14 year old girl. Lets say my name is Alice (Not my real name). I start my first day of highschool in about 2 weeks. Im terrified....

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stories

stories

Hi sam, ...

this is really hrrcible for me and i need some advice. I have watched porn before and i was always disgusted with myself after i watched it. I hadnt watched or read anything for months but i...

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Still in the closet

Still in the closet

I'm 16, and still in the closet about me being gay. This is not what I want, I want people to know who I am, want them to know the real me..... but this seems impossible. My parents don't agree...

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Being in foster care

Being in foster care

Hi, sam well ive been in foster care for 8 years now and now i'm 16 things have started to change. I'm not treated right anymore and its really annoying. My girlfriend and her family asked me to go on...

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