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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.

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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First Christmas without Dad

Hi Sam, I am so sorry to bother you but this Christmas will be our first without my Dad. He passed away suddenly in A...

Moving Country

Ever since I started secondary school, my father had the sudden urge to move back to Pakistan. He has been taking us ...

Renting at 17

Hi im 17 and i was wondering would i be able to rent a flat at 17 ??

My dad is cheating :(

Hi sam, I just figured out today that my dad is cheating on my mum. my parents are muslim and cheating is a sin. I wa...

Problems with Social Services

Hello, Sam. I am a 13 year-old girl. So, recently, my mom has smaked me over the head me and yelled at me right befor...

Living conditions at home

Hi im 16yrs old and im really struggling staying at home. For me my home conditions are not the best, and i it reflec...

Young carer

hi. my name is Danita. im a 14 year old girl. i live with my grandma amd i look after her because she has cancer. i s...

My mum is suicidal

hi sam. i dont know where else to go for this. my father and mother have never been very close since the beginning of...

Privacy

Hi Sam, I was wondering about my privacy/independence rights. I’m a 15 year old living in Northern Ireland and I get ...

Grounding

hi there. im a 17 year old female who currently attends college. i was wondering if it is possible to ground a 17 yea...

Personal Space

Hi Sam, Lately i've been feeling a lot more conscious of the way people touch me, whether its just a hug or someone h...

Privacy at Home

Dear Sam, ​ There is no such thing as privacy in my home. My parents can walk into my room any time without my permis...

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...

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...

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...

who should i talk to?

Hello. I want to talk to someone in real life, not just over the phone or on the internet with childline. Is there an...