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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.

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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.

latest letters

Making friends

Hey Sam! I'm a year 7 (12) girl who's just started secondary school. Nobody from my primary school goes to my new sch...

I have cancer

hi sam, 1 month ago I got dioagnosed with cancer and last night I started chemotherapy. I have to stay at hospital th...

Can’t speak

hi sam im really worried because sometimes i just cant speak. it feels like the words are stuck and i feel like there...

Anxiety please help

Hi Sam, I think I might have anxiety but I don't know how I can ask for help. I'm scared of feeling embarrassed by te...

Bed wetting

hi sam, i am 13 and ihave been wetting the bed sincd i was 8 and i went to the doctors about it and they found nothin...

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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childline outside the UK

is there any possibility to talk to childline from outside of the uk? I feel more comfortable to talk about it in eng...

These letters are unhelpful

Hi, I have read your reply to my letter and other people's letters. All I have to say is that you are unhelpful all y...

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...