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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 would be especially interested in hearing more about how coronavirus might have affected you at home and at school. 

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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

Boarding School Anxiety

Hi Sam. I recently started year.p seven at a boardin school and it is really stressful. i am very homesick and people...

Who is right, mother or I?

I believe my mother immensely dislikes me, because she constantly complains about my Asperger's Syndrome. My mother h...

Pregnancy

Hi Sam, I’m a 16 year old girl. I had unprotected sex nearly two weeks ago and now I think I may be pregnant I don’t ...

Worries about a habit

Dear Sam, I have had a skin picking habit ever since I was young, many years ago, and now I am starting to think it i...

I need advice on depression

Hey Sam, Recently I developed signs of anxiety and depression and I honestly don’t feel good anymore. Everyday I stru...

Period, and masterbating.

My name is Bailey, and I'm 11 years old. I started my period early but its has passed. But sometimes I feel like I'm ...

Attention spam + motivation

Hey Sam, ​ so i'm in sixth form now and I have a lot of work to do and doing well in my alevels is really important t...

Suicide witnessed

hi sam i saw somonens suicide its all over the internet and i had seen the vidio and when i was out with the dog i co...

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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Suicide witnessed

hi sam i saw somonens suicide its all over the internet and i had seen the vidio and when i was out with the dog i co...

Used to be a bully

Hi, I used to be a bully. At the time I didn't think of it as bullying. I was angry and I took it out on others who I...

Drugs and drug dealing

ive gotten into drug dealing in the past 9-10 months (obviously not during lockdown) as a way to make money. It isnt ...

What happens if you call 999?

hey, sam, i self harm, and i feel suicidal alot, i want to protect myself if things get really serious, such as when ...

Online grooming

hi, so, im 13 and i added some guys on snapchat. they were really nice and then we started to trade nudes, and we pro...

Fake nudes

someone is making fake nudes of me and im really scared,. I dont know what to do. what if my friends see and they hat...

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...