Ask Sam

Something on your mind? Or need some support?

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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You can ask me about anything you want, there's nothing too big or small.

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What you need to know:

  • 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

Running Away!

I feel like running away from unfairness and arguments i wish someone could look at this from a different view and se...


Dear Sam, when I was 12 I had a boy who hit me frequently and made me do things I wasn't entirely willing to do like ...

Hair loss?!

Hi Sam, im a 15 year old girl and one day at school I noticed an abnormal amount of hair strands on my lap! Obviously...

it okay

dear sam, I have just found out my boyfriend is gay I don't know how to tell him that im okay with it and I will move...

I want to see my dad over xmas

Dear Sam, over xmas. Would like t see my dad but my mum says I can't.They have been separated since I was 4 and now I...

Age of consent

Hi i just want to know if it is legal for man who is over 30 years old to have a sexual relationship with a 16 year o...

Someone is stealing money

Dear Sam, someone in our small family keeps taking money from my mothers wallet!There Is only three children in our f...

Next week

It can be hard to know what to do when you're being bullied. But it's never your fault. I'd like to hear from you if you've been bullied and made to feel like it's your fault.

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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...


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...


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...

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 ...


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...


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...