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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

whats ok and no okay

hi sam, my cousin likes to touch my privates, and I don't want them to but I can't tell anyone cause they won't belie...

My Friend Is Homeless

Hi Sam I am 16(male) and i have a friend who has been in my life since i can remeber 16(female). After years of Quarr...

Going back to School :(

Hi, Before lockdown i was not getting on very well with school, people and i hated myself and how i am. In lockdown i...

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...

Shaving

I am a 14 male and I have a lot of facial hair. I started shaving about a year ago. My parents don’t know that I star...

Condoms for 14 year olds

hi sam me (aged 14) and my girlfriend (also aged 14) believe we are ready to have safe sex. we have tried oral many t...

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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My Friend Is Homeless

Hi Sam I am 16(male) and i have a friend who has been in my life since i can remeber 16(female). After years of Quarr...

My parents are sexist

Hi Sam My parents are blatantly sexist. My mum doesn't allow me (female) to do certain things that are too "male...

Living with a diabetic.

Dear Sam, I live with a Type 1 Diabetic. They are my sibling and looking after them with the help from my parents is ...

Could I be schizophrenic

Hi, I was wondering what is the chance of me being schizophrenic if my dad has it really bad and I already have other...

My savings account

Dear Sam, I am a 15 year old boy who lives with his mum and dad in England. I was adopted from Guatemala when i was 2...

being stuck at home

hello sam, because of coronavirus, my family just can't take it anymore-my mum has started saying things like 'you lo...

Moving home

im 16 with a boyfriend who is also 16 we have a 9 month old baby, we want to move out as my mum is moving back to ire...

Punishments for a child

I’m not too sure where to go to ask about this as I have talked about this with certain people before but we have dis...

Dad is cheating

Hello, hopefully you widen my eyes to a better conclusion. But my problem is I believe my dad is cheating, this is be...

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...