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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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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

Death and grieving

hi sam receny my sister's friend's mum died of a brain tumour. Even thought i didnt really know her, i got very upset...

Christmas suckks

hi my family used to be close but now we've had so many arguments that we barely speak to each other. one of my older...

Dad drinking during Christmas

Hey Sam, Obviously, its almost christmas. and i freaking hate christmas. my dad is sober now but in the past christma...

my school friendship problems.

hi , at school i feel as if nobody notices me . i don't have any proper friends and all the people who i thought were...

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....

Message from Sam

This time of year can be difficult for any number of reasons – family problems or eating problems, missing loved ones or mental health issues are just a few of the things that can feel worse in the holiday season.

I’ll be trying to focus on these issues in the next couple of weeks. No matter what’s going on for you, Childline is going to be open all day, every day throughout Christmas, so you can always talk to a counsellor.

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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....

been sexual abused at 11

Hi Sam I need some advise please, these boys at my school have been touching me in places that I don't wanna be touch...

Physical Abuse

Dear Sam, I am now 14 years old, but when I was younger, about 7 or 8 I think, me and my younger brother got beaten u...

Bullying

hello im really stressed because im from romania and i ve been to england for 3 years.i dont have the accent and so m...

Police Questioning Troubles

Hello Sam, I’ve found myself in a predicament that I’m not sure how to deal with. The police have recently gotten inv...

Unsafe at school

I no longer feel safe in school, since there is a boy who is perving on girls, he crawls around trying to look up the...

Discrimination in Sports

To Sam At school, i came out as gay and now when we play football or anything that involves people picking teams, i a...

Muslim dscrimination

Hi, i am getting so scared i ma crying :(😭 On april 3rd there is a day called muslims punish day. I am one and i fee...

abuse

my mum always pulls my hair and shakes me and trys to throw me down the stairs

Deafness & Abuse

Hiya Sam, I'm 12 years old and i am Deaf. I lost my hearing completely when i was 7 years old. Although it was a big ...

Emotionally abused by my mum

hi Sam, i was emotionally abused by my mum for years, it left me with no confidence,no self-esteem and no self-image,...

Confidentiality at school

Hi Sam, Recently i discovered that my mum had been contacted by my school to talk about my eating (i restrict my food...

School and me

First day back at school was horrible people laughed at me threw the hallways and called me fat. ive cut myself befor...

Homelessness

Ive been homeless since I was 15. I'm now 18. I've been stayin on sofas and sometimes on park benches or in the town ...

My mum always hits me

Dear Sam ​ My mum always hits me even when its a sall thing like i have forgotten to wash my face, she pulls my hair ...

is it sexual assault?

hello, I'm 15 and i recently came to the realisation I may have been sexually Assaulted the reason I'm not so sure is...

My friends stalker

My friend dated this guy about a year ago and he's still completely obsessed with her and she feels unsafe. She has t...