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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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Drink spiking

i went out saturday night, and i sudpect my drink was spiked, it is now monday and i still feel sick and my body is o...

court case

hi sam, i have a case going on at the moment for sexual assault from my mums ex boyfriend, my dad i was told a few we...

Sexual harassment at work

So I was at work and my manager sexually harassed me. He made disgusting comments in regards to my self harm scars an...

Everyone is making fun of me.

When I was younger I made little stupid videos at the age of 9 or 10 and now they have been resurfaced around my scho...

Forced Conversion to Islam

I am writing to hopefully get some advice. My friend is 17 and went on a camp- which he did not give anyone details a...

Being forced to marry

Dear Sam, I am a Muslim and I will be forced into a marriage in 2 years, they verbally abuse me and on rare occasions...

Previous abusive relationship

Hi, I have recently (in the past 6 months) gotten out of an abusive relationship. I was subject to verbal, physical, ...

Bully is trying to befriend me

Hi Sam, I have been bullied multiple times by two girls on my class both face to face and over text. It’s all stopped...

The uprise in murders

Dear Sam, Hello, i am writing to you today because lately i have felt like i can’t go outside my house because if i d...

How I'm feeling

hi sam im writing to you for some advice..... ive been in care a year and a half now,,,, i was put into care due to m...

Bullying at work

I’m 16 and recently got a new job. I feel like my manager is picking on me because of my mental health and me being v...

Made a mistake

hi. i have been really silly and sent some messages to girls that I wish I could take back. school have found out and...

My drink was spiked

hey, i dont know what to do! i was going to a party when my drink was spiked. i dont remember anything just what i ha...

My mum abusing me

hi, so everyday either my mum or my dad will hit me. already this moring i have been punched slapped and bitten more ...

Cyber Bullying

Hi, im currently having a few problems over social media. recently a girl i know made an account on a website with th...

Bullying

Dear Sam, I have a friend in school who has moved from Greece, were both in year 10 and he doesn’t have many friends....