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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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You can ask me about anything you want, there's nothing too big or small. I read every single letter but I can only answer a few each week. My replies are published here on my page.

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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 Childline counsellor.

latest letters

Am I a young carer

i never really felt comfortable with the lable young carer but my mum and school says i‘m one. I hardly look after my...

my best friend

hello, my best friend, i absolutely love her so much and i know shes struggling sometimes. she deals with mental heal...

Epilepsy and convincing people

Hey Sam! I have been having symptoms of epilepsy and seizures for years now. and I've only just told my parents earli...

Bullied about my hearing loss

hi sam i am 12 and i have moderate to severe hearing impairement. at school people deliberatly pretend to be deaf and...

Homesickness

Hi, So i get bad homesickness and really miss my mum and dad and dog and 3 brothers. I'm 10 years old. On a Sunday wh...

Terrified of climate change

hi sam, i don't know if this sounds stupid but i'm genuinely terrified of climate change. i love animals and they are...

Running away

if i do plan to run away what is the best thing i can do to get it out of my mind?i have been thinking of it for a wh...

Message from Sam

You can write to me about anything you want and I read every single message sent. I can only reply to a few each week and I always do this in public on my page. I’m sorry if I don’t answer your letter but it’s likely there are others just like it that I have answered before. If you want a definite response or need support then talking to a Childline counsellor is the best way to do that.

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my best friend

hello, my best friend, i absolutely love her so much and i know shes struggling sometimes. she deals with mental heal...

My friend's eating problem

Hi Sam, My friend has been doing something lately, and its making me worry. I haven't seen her at break or lunchtimes...

pregnancy scare

im 15. i have been with my bf since February and last sunday we decided to have sex for the first time. and we had se...

legal dating advice

Hi I'm 17 and nearly 18 but I'm talking to a 13 nearly 14 year old. we both like each other and have both agreed on n...

My friend recorded me

my friend recorded me while i was high on 2 different occasions. the firt time i got too high and i ate alot before s...

What is abortion

i know what abortion is but ive never been told how abortion actually works. its portraid in the media differently al...

I Need Help Coming Out!

Hello Sam! I'm a 11 Year old Girl.Have you got any advice on coming out to parents as Bisexual, I have been dating a ...

Transgender Pregnancy

Hi Sam, i know i write these a lot so sorry if im wasting your time but im trans ftm and i want to have biological ki...

Can a 13 year old have gay sex

i am 13 and thers this boy i like in my class and i keep getting urges to do things wth him but i dont know if its le...

Pregnancy

Hi Sam, I’m a 16 year old girl. I had unprotected sex nearly two weeks ago and now I think I may be pregnant I don’t ...

first time sex

hi sam i'ma 16 year old female and there is a 17 year old male he wants to have sex after lockdown we have been talki...

Condoms for 14 year olds

hi sam me (aged 14) and my girlfriend (also aged 14) believe we are ready to have safe sex. we have tried oral many t...

my cousin

Hi sam, ​ yesterday I was with a group of my cousins and we were playing hide-and-Seek inside. One of my guy cousins ...

am I a bad person?

hi sam, i was groped by a man that i did mot know a long time ago, and this has made it extremely hard to want to be ...