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Relapsing

Hi Sam, I've managed to not sh for about four months now and I'm quite proud of that. However it's getting really har...

Divorced parents

hi, im Ava, my parents are divorced so that means i cant see one of my parent as much as the other! For me, i dont se...

What is abortion

i know what abortion is but ive never been told how abortion actually works. its portraid in the media differently al...

I Need Help Coming Out!

Hello Sam! I'm a 11 Year old Girl.Have you got any advice on coming out to parents as Bisexual, I have been dating a ...

help with weed

Hey Sam, I have been smoking weed occasionally for a long time but for the past year I have been smoking everyday bef...

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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Online School

Recently, my school just went into lockdown which meant we had to start doing work online, which i dread. Doing work ...

Exams cancelled for my brother

Hi Sam, My younger brother was supposed to do his GCSEs this year and (like my Alevels last year) they got cancelled....

Coronavirus

will there ever be a coronavirus vaccine and will things ever get back to normal? because i miss going horse riding a...

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...

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...

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...

AS internal exam results

due to the pandemic i couldnt do my AS exam and i am stressed that i will have restart year 12 again oicking my resul...

STARTING SECONDARY

Dear sam i have just left y6 and i am finding it very hard to cope with the fact that i couldnt see my friends and i ...

Face masks and sensory issues.

we have to wear masks in school now because or coronavirus. i have sensory processing disorder so the feeling of the ...

School Indoctrination

Hi, I live in a very liberal area, and my school acts as if being liberal is the only correct option. They often talk...

Driving

Hello Sam, i am 14 so i really shouldnt worry about this yet. Bit i am kind of concerned about me driving when i am o...

writing a book is my dream

Dear Sam, as the coronavirus brought me a lockdown, i read some of Jacqueline Wilson's books and I wrote one my own. ...

Online school

I am finding this whole “independent learning from home” thing very difficult . Our School expects us to do an hour w...

Colour blindness

hi sam, i am sorry if this is not related to this weeks ropic or if it is just me rabbling on, but i wanted to take t...

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...

Is it OK to vape under age?

Hi, I'm just wandering if it's OK to have possession of an e-cigarette if your under 16. I have a friend who has one....

Loneliness at University

Hi im 18 and i just started university. Its a lot harder then i thought but i wouldnt dream of dropping out because i...