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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 would be especially interested in hearing more about how coronavirus might have affected you at home and at school. 

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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

whats ok and no okay

hi sam, my cousin likes to touch my privates, and I don't want them to but I can't tell anyone cause they won't belie...

My Friend Is Homeless

Hi Sam I am 16(male) and i have a friend who has been in my life since i can remeber 16(female). After years of Quarr...

Going back to School :(

Hi, Before lockdown i was not getting on very well with school, people and i hated myself and how i am. In lockdown i...

Used to be a bully

Hi, I used to be a bully. At the time I didn't think of it as bullying. I was angry and I took it out on others who I...

Shaving

I am a 14 male and I have a lot of facial hair. I started shaving about a year ago. My parents don’t know that I star...

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...

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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Laxative abuse

Hi Sam, I’ve just found out that a lad I’ve been seeing has been putting laxatives into my food and drinks. I just fe...

Toxic Friends

Hi Sam, Lately I have been dealing with a lot. I have three close friends which I love and care for so much but I am ...

Friends Mum died

Hi sam so in the last year one of my closest friend's mum passed away, It was quite unexpected and really hard on me ...

Masturbation

hello sam, im 10 i am pretty embarrassed about the suituation im in. I masturbate. and im only 10. amd something even...

University

hey sam, my best friend next year is going to university which im delighted aboit but the thing is that the universit...

Masturbation (Blackmail)

Hi Sam. Someone who I don't know has emailed me claiming that they have footage of me masturbating. What should I do?

My friend started doing coke

Hi, my friend recently has began to take drugs, starting on weed, but has now quickly started to do cocaine, I really...

Being Asian and in the closet

Basically I’m gay and in the closet but also have very cultural, asian parents meaning if I come out, they will proba...

Is saving porn illegal?

I am 13 and I have stored porn on my PC (not underage porn). I want to know if this is against the law or not, as I s...

Transgender sex.

My boyfriend and I want to have sex. We are both transgender boys and hate our bodies. We have spoken about these kin...

Accidentally saw something bad

Hi Sam, When I was on youtube I came across a video of the bottom part of someone’s face and their top was a bit low ...

Pregnancy

hi im 17 and pregnant its hard coming to accept the fact ive got a tiny human growing inside of me. i dont believe in...

Law on explicit images

Hey Sam, I'm Annabelle. I've been worried for ages about the law against sending explicit images because boys around ...

My friend

My friend is saying she is going through a hard time at home. Im not entirely sure what to do about this situation as...

I feel pressured to have sex

I’m really worried about Saturday. I’ve been speaking to this guy from my school for about a week and we’ve seen each...

Sex and pregnancy

So i am 16 i just became sexually active and it is quite frequent. I am terrified of getting pregnant even though we ...