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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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  • 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

Death and grieving

hi sam receny my sister's friend's mum died of a brain tumour. Even thought i didnt really know her, i got very upset...

Christmas suckks

hi my family used to be close but now we've had so many arguments that we barely speak to each other. one of my older...

Dad drinking during Christmas

Hey Sam, Obviously, its almost christmas. and i freaking hate christmas. my dad is sober now but in the past christma...

my school friendship problems.

hi , at school i feel as if nobody notices me . i don't have any proper friends and all the people who i thought were...

Cyber Bullying

Hi, im currently having a few problems over social media. recently a girl i know made an account on a website with th...

Bullying

Dear Sam, I have a friend in school who has moved from Greece, were both in year 10 and he doesn’t have many friends....

Message from Sam

This time of year can be difficult for any number of reasons – family problems or eating problems, missing loved ones or mental health issues are just a few of the things that can feel worse in the holiday season.

I’ll be trying to focus on these issues in the next couple of weeks. No matter what’s going on for you, Childline is going to be open all day, every day throughout Christmas, so you can always talk to a counsellor.

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The school bus

so today on the bus from school people in the year above me (year 9) unziped my bag and poked me in the neck and did ...

Fixed term exclusion

hi sam, i was excluded for a fixed term in yr 10 i am extremly ashamed of what i did as i was verbally hurtfall to a ...

I can’t succeed

Dear Sam, This is my first time on here and I read about letters to you. I really need someone to speak to, I feel as...

mental health in school

i have mental health issues that are being helped by CAMHS but it has been leaving me very drained and unmotivated in...

The transfer conundrum

I transfered to a school to do my A-levels but the school just isn't right for me. i want to go back to my original s...

Failed my GCSE's

Hey Sam, I just wanted to say that I failed my GCSE's and didn't get the grade I needed to in order to do what I want...

School loneliness

Hi Sam, I’ve never done one of these before but here it goes. I’m in year 11 at school and I have no friends at all a...

Moving schools

Lots of kids move schools in september is there any way to deal With the stress of it becuase going ito my new school...

Possible speech therapy

Hey there Sam, I have this weird problem with like saying things sometimes, especially reading things out loud, where...

Job interviews

Hi Sam im a 16 year old girl and i really want a job but im scared to do an interview. I have zero confidence and i g...

My dyslexia

Hi Sam, i know that i am dyslexic because i struggle with reading, as i see colours around the words and they move or...

GCSEs with an Eating Disorder

hi sam, im really worried about gcses and its bringing up all my old problems which i worked really hard on getting r...

Is the UK safe?

Hi Sam, I may read the news too much but I’m constantly worried about being stabbed or attacked with acid and/or bein...

Teacher leaving

Hi, I am in year 12 and I have just found out that my favourite teacher is leaving school at the end of the year. Eve...

11+ exam

i feel like ive got to be perfect and pass tests like my sister but i dont want to do the tests. i hate putting up a ...

Gap year / university

hi there, ​ nothing big but i was wondering what happens once im 18 with decision making. i want to go on a gap year ...