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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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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...

Expelled but want to go back

Dear Sam i want to go to a school that i have been expelled from. at the time i didn't realised how important it is a...

Staying behind a year at school

Ive been struggling with anxiety which has meant I’ve had a lot of time off school. This has meant that I’ve had to s...

secondary school

hi sam ​ I am moving up to secondary school and really nervous and scared, can u give me some support please?

Are these toilets legal?

Im a year 11 student in a school, years 7-11. After the summer ended everyone was shocked to see the new, finished ad...