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Or you can call 0800 1111 for free from:
- 7.30am - 3.30am - Monday to Friday
- 9am - 3.30am - Saturday to Sunday
You can also send an email using a Childline account any time, and we'll usually reply within a day - though at the moment our response times are fast.
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If you are deaf, Deaf or hard of hearing, you can get support from Childline in lots of ways.
Watch: Talking to Childline
Talk to other young people
Talk on the message boards safely and anonymously, or read what other young people have posted.
You can talk about all sorts of things on the boards. You could say what’s worrying you, offer support, or just share something that makes you feel good.
Write to Ask Sam
Sam answers letters from young people like you every week. Whatever your worry, there’s probably a letter for you.
Anyone can write to Sam, you don’t need to sign up or tell us your name. Sam reads every letter you send, and chooses a few each week to answer on the website.
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Did you know?
10% of our counsellors don’t like cats or dogs. Maybe they prefer goldfish.