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  • Sam reads every letter, but can only respond to a few each week
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  • 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

After Turning 19

Hi I am wondering about how much of childlines services will still be available to me after I turn 19. I have been us...

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...

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...

Sex and pregnancy

So i am 16 i just became sexually active and it is quite frequent. I am terrified of getting pregnant even though we ...

Penis size

Hi im 15 and go to a normal school just like everyme else but i feel like when my friends get girlfriends and talk ab...

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...

My drink was spiked

hey, i dont know what to do! i was going to a party when my drink was spiked. i dont remember anything just what i ha...

My breasts :(

For a 13 year old girl my boobs are bigger than most girls my age, I have a double D cup size and I recently got into...

Message from Sam

You can write to me about anything and I read every single letter, but I choose just a few to answer on my page each week. I’m sorry if I don’t answer your letter but I always try and write my response to help anyone with a similar problem, so there is probably a letter that I’ve answered before which might help. If you definitely want a response you can always talk to one of our counsellors and they will always be there.

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Penis size

Hi im 15 and go to a normal school just like everyme else but i feel like when my friends get girlfriends and talk ab...

My breasts :(

For a 13 year old girl my boobs are bigger than most girls my age, I have a double D cup size and I recently got into...

My teeth

Hi Sam! A kinda embarrassing thing but I’ve not brushed my teeth in almost 10 years and I really want to start brushi...

Psrioriasis

i have had psrioriasis since i was 8 years old( im now 13 ) and i really hate it i feel ashamed of it i try hiding it...

Body image

i feel really disgusting about my body and i am definitely not body positive can you help ?

Transgender

i have always preferred being a girl to a boy and love crossdressing, my parents do not like it. They threaten to tak...

Alcohol

Hello I’m gonna make this short and sweet I like alcohol a lot And although I don’t drink too much as I’m only thirte...

Sleep Paralysis

Hello, I have been experiencing regular sleep paralysis. I am not sure if you are aware of this (I've spoken to child...

My back acne

hi sam im 16 and i have horrible painful acne kn my back and have had for 3-4 years i have acne im my face but i have...

Fear of dentist

Hello, I havent been to the dentist for a while, yesterday my mum said that she is considering taking me there cause ...

I need my first bra

Hi Sam, I’m 13- almost 14 and I think it‘s time to ask my mum for a bra but I’m too nervous and I don’t know how to b...

Abortion

Hi sam, I’ve just gone through an abortion and the after feeling is unreal I’m feeling so down and upset about everyt...

Deep voice

my voice isnt breaking and im 15. what do i do, i am voice cracking all the time and get hate for still not havibg a ...

Dyspraxia

I have dyspraxia and I feel nobody understands. Everyone seems to find it funny how I can't tie my shoelaces, my hand...

anorexia? bulimia?

hi sam, ive had this on my mind but i dont know if i have anorexia or bulimia but if i do i know i need help most day...

Acne Struggles

Hi Sam, I've been struggling with acne since I was 8 years old and I'm nearly 13 now but I still have it. It reached ...

Afraid and scared of war

hi sam, im really scared of war. all i see nowadays is headlines about the rising world tensions and it feels like i ...

Privacy in care

Hey Sam, I'm a 17 year-old girl and I live in a children's home. Like most teens I have a lot of sexual thoughts and ...

Pressure to get an abortion

hey, so basically i am 15 and im pregnant, 2-3 weeks and basically my boyfriend really doesnt want this baby at all. ...

Food makes me feel sick :(

Hello Sam. I cannot eat in school without feeling sick, and I cannot watch people eat food disgustingly. My worst fea...