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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

Is it emotional abuse?

I've been in an on and off relationship for ov r a year now. He's broken up with me then gotten back with me three ti...

sexual harassment

hi, im a 16 year old girl and recently one of my families friends has been making me feel uncomofortable. i went to t...

Boyfriends

Hi my name is liz and im confuseibecause over the summer i went to a summer club and meet a boy that i knew from like...

Counselling

Hi, My mum has resently asked me about whether or not i want counselling and i dont know if i do or not, i know that ...

Hi sam

My name is l* and i am 17 years old. I was wondering about what i should do about my parents getting divorced. The re...

My stepdad beats my mum

Hi, it's been going on for around 8 years and I haven't told anyone. My stepdad physically verbally and mentally abus...

Next week

It can make us feel special being asked to send a selfie. But sending a sexual text, image or video can be dangerous if shared with the wrong person. I'd like to hear from you if you've had a difficult experience where you've felt pressured or sent something you regret.

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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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

History

Right when u are on childline once you've came off it go's onto your computer history and cookies then my parents wil...

Christmas

I am really upset about christmas this year becaus my nana died 3 years ago on christmas eve and i get really upset t...