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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 read every single letter but I can only answer a few each week. My replies are published here on my page.

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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

Am I a young carer

i never really felt comfortable with the lable young carer but my mum and school says i‘m one. I hardly look after my...

my best friend

hello, my best friend, i absolutely love her so much and i know shes struggling sometimes. she deals with mental heal...

Epilepsy and convincing people

Hey Sam! I have been having symptoms of epilepsy and seizures for years now. and I've only just told my parents earli...

Bullied about my hearing loss

hi sam i am 12 and i have moderate to severe hearing impairement. at school people deliberatly pretend to be deaf and...

Homesickness

Hi, So i get bad homesickness and really miss my mum and dad and dog and 3 brothers. I'm 10 years old. On a Sunday wh...

Terrified of climate change

hi sam, i don't know if this sounds stupid but i'm genuinely terrified of climate change. i love animals and they are...

Running away

if i do plan to run away what is the best thing i can do to get it out of my mind?i have been thinking of it for a wh...

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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Epilepsy and convincing people

Hey Sam! I have been having symptoms of epilepsy and seizures for years now. and I've only just told my parents earli...

Running away

if i do plan to run away what is the best thing i can do to get it out of my mind?i have been thinking of it for a wh...

Scared if I'm on my period.

Hi Sam. I'm 10 years old and I'm feeling kid of scared because I've been seeing blood on my underwear and when i use ...

Personal hygine

hi sam on childline website there is nithing written for this and I asked a councillor and they said I should write t...

my body/body image

Hi Sam! I was wondering if I could have any advice about body image so I feel so insecure about my body and when I se...

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...

I'm scared of sleeping

i will keep myself awake until 4 or 3am until I am too tired to stay awake and fall asleep because I have a huge fear...

I keep thinking i'm fat.

Im a year 9 student and i keep thinking im fat and i dont like it, my self esteem is low and i keep skipping meals. I...

Growing up

Hey, Sam I feel less confident in myself because of my height. I am one of the smallest boys in my group but im the o...

Who is right, mother or I?

I believe my mother immensely dislikes me, because she constantly complains about my Asperger's Syndrome. My mother h...

Worries about a habit

Dear Sam, I have had a skin picking habit ever since I was young, many years ago, and now I am starting to think it i...

Period, and masterbating.

My name is Bailey, and I'm 11 years old. I started my period early but its has passed. But sometimes I feel like I'm ...

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...

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...

Girl Questions (periods)

Hi, I'm an eleven year old girl in England. Last night and today I have seen a fair bit of reddish black stuff in my ...

Seeing a GP

Hi Sam, I would like to see a GP about getting help for my mental health. Its been declining rapidly for a couple yea...

Thumb Sucking.

Dear Sam, I hope you are well and staying safe. I will be turning 16 and I still suck my thumb. I have tried everythi...

Masterbating

Hi, I am so angry with myself, I am 11 and watching porn and masterbating and I'm feeling ugly and disgusting... I fe...

Speech

Hi Sam I'm a 14-year-old boy and I think I am developing a stammer. I keep dragging out letters or not being able to ...