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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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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.

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Hey Sam, So Im writing to you to ask you if you have any advice on how to tell my family that i want to crossdress. I...

Sport stress

I recently had a big athletics comp and I was worried about mucking up , the day before i couldnt get it out of my he...

Being a young carer

hi sam. i think that i am a young carer but i am not sure. My younger brother is 10, he has down syndrome ,autism and...

After Turning 19

Hi I am wondering about how much of childlines services will still be available to me after I turn 19. I have been us...

residential care

im 15 years old about to turn 16, I currently live in a children's residential care home. however i'm unsure of my op...

My Mum

Dont get me wrong i love my mum, but she is going through her menopause and has such dramatic mood swings. she is alw...

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 ...

Penis size

Hi im 15 and go to a normal school just like everyme else but i feel like when my friends get girlfriends and talk ab...

Message from Sam

You can write to me about anything and I read every single letter, but I choose just a few to answer on my page each week. I’m sorry if I don’t answer your letter but I always try and write my response to help anyone with a similar problem, so there is probably a letter that I’ve answered before which might help. If you definitely want a response you can always talk to one of our counsellors and they will always be there.

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After Turning 19

Hi I am wondering about how much of childlines services will still be available to me after I turn 19. I have been us...

Contacting Childline

Hi Sam, I am not in need of contacting Childline but wondered if you could answer my question in case I ever have to ...

Is it okay to leave a chat?

would the counsellors be mad if you accidently left a 1-2-1 chat? would it make them feel like you are a waste of tim...

Childline during the night

Can you talk to the counsellors on the 121 chat during the night (1-7:30am) about the things you talk to them about d...

What do I say if I call?

hi sam, so ive really been considering calling childline over my issues so i can talk one to one and get help, but im...

Am I being a nuisance?

Hi Sam, Recently I've been calling Childline quite a lot. Sometimes I'm not really sure why, it's just because I need...

House rules

I want to make a account but one of the rules say ''we check your images, message board posts and mood journal entrie...

Childline and my mum and dad

Hello Sam, I got in touch recently because of my anxiety. I don't want my parents to find out I get in touch because ...

Childline in school

Can i call childline when i am in school? Because i feel like if i did i might just be told to go to a teacher instead.