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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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  • Sam reads every letter, but can only respond to a few each week
  • Sam's replies are public, never private, so others can read them
  • Sam will remove personal info from your letter to keep it anonymous
  • if yours is chosen, you'll see it under one of the topics below
  • if you need support now or want to talk privately, contact a counsellor for free on 0800 1111.

latest letters

Going to sleep

I can not get to slep i am always on my tabat at night or on the websit i dont know i cant get to slep pleys can you ...

Post-Christmas Mental Health

I suffer with bad depression, anxiety/panic and OCD, but the few weeks before Christmas I've been feeling really good...

depression and the doctors

I have made a doctors appointment to talk about my depressive symptoms, to see wherever or not i do have depression a...

Can I go on the pill?

I'm a girl that's 15 years of age. Last year I lost my virginity to my boyfriend (at the time) and since we have brok...

I Have Loads Of Problems!

Hi Sam, i have so many problems to with my life that i know i cant talk about it all in one chat. But does it matter ...

i cannot get to sleep help me

please help me I lay there any my covetable warm bed its begging to be every night. sometimes I end up in my parents ...

Celebrating Hanukkah

In my home, we celebrate Hanukkah, but we also celebrate Christmas because my dad's family is Jewish, but my mum's fa...

Getting over a breakup

Hi sam, A couple of years ago I got into a relationship with who I believed to be the love of my life, my soulmate. W...

Next week

The end of the year can be busy a busy time with celebrations and holidays and when it's January, adjusting to everyday life again can be difficult. I’d be really interested in hearing from people about how they're feeling this month and how they're coping with getting back into their normal routine.

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I Have Loads Of Problems!

Hi Sam, i have so many problems to with my life that i know i cant talk about it all in one chat. But does it matter ...

Safety on childline

Hi Sam, I was just wondering when we do a 1-2-1 chat, how do we know the person on the other side of the line is safe?

social workers

Explain what a social care worker must do if they think an individual is in danger or harm or abuse?

Should I contact childline?

Hey childline, I am writing this letter as I really want to contact childline about something but Im scared you might...

Hiding visit to ChildLine

Hi Sam, I like to look on child line because it makes me feel comfortable. Though recently it has appeared on my fa...

Do parents need to know?

I am wanting to make an account but I was wondering if I need to tell my parents that I use ChildLine. I would prefer...

Question

Can we tell you about anything that we are proud of or do we only tell you about things that we need help with??

How do you start a letter?

HEY!!!!On 1-2-1 chat they always suggest that you write a letter to the person you would like to tell about how you a...

tracking

I am writing to you because I'm worried about childline knowing where I am. I know there are lots of different device...

I dont know if i should

I want to talk to childline about something but I dont know if i shoulds call them or not. I want to call them but i ...

Turning 20.

I have used your service a lot over the years and it has been a great support to me. I am going through a particularl...

Male users

I was wondering how many boys talk to childline about anxiety or depression. I know lots of girls who are outspoken a...

Newbie

I have some problems going on but I dont know whether I should talk to child line or not because I don't want any oth...

Calling childline

i have a few issues that I really want to talk to someone about and as I feel lonely, I thought childline would be a ...

Confidentiality

The person I was talking to asked me when was the last time I cut myself and I was honest and said just now. But then...