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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

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...

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...

Job related

Hi Sam . I am 12 and I want to be a environmental geologist cos I love nature. but my parents won't allow me because ...

Scared if I'm on my period.

Hi Sam. I'm 10 years old and I'm feeling kid of scared because I've been seeing blood on my underwear and when i use ...

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...

Personal hygine

hi sam on childline website there is nithing written for this and I asked a councillor and they said I should write 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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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 ...

Internet Friends

Hello. I was wondering, how do I tell my parents about my internet friend. We’ve been talking for almost a year and I...

My friend sent me porn

my friend sent this weird frickin porn website about sex toys. It was on Instagram and it made me feel very uncomftab...

Alone after being bullied

I've been being bullied by a few girls in my friendship group for around 6 months now but stayed in the group because...