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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. 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

Vaping

hi sam. heaps of people at my school smoke and i feel pressured to vape to be in the cool gang. im scared my parents ...

social anxiety

Hi idk how to write letters im sorry, When I go to school I always try to talk to people who talk to me, but I can't ...

Is Ask Sam confidential??

Hello! (SO sorry if this questions sounds irrelevant compared to some of the challenges others are coping with.) I wa...

Teacher's leaving

Hi, After a long 5 weeks i finally began to trust a teacher of mine. We had a great time and she would help me in man...

Hoarding parents

Hi Sam, I don't know if it's hoarding or not but I'd really like to find a name for it. My parents can never clean th...

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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Im a bully

Through my entire life i have only acted with my friends through jokes. I have been bullied when i havent, so i thoug...

Supporting a friend with ADHD

Dear Sam, A friend of mine has ADHD, and because of this, frequently forgets to text me back, sometimes for months. I...

Sexual blackmail

My name is Ewan and I'm 16 years old. A girl on Snapchat got an explicit image of me and is threatening to show it to...

Sex at 14

i have had a lot of sex ever since me and my girlfriend had gotten together when we were 12 and we started having ora...

I need someone to talk to

im 16 i live with my boyfriends family as i got kicked out when i told them i was pregnant im now 21 weeks pregnant a...

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...