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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 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

I NEED more confidence

Dear Sam, I really need more confidence because I always shame myself in my head for everything and I have NO friends...

Sexual Harassment

Hey Sam, I'm a 12 year old female and recently my stepfather has been way more nice to me than usual, im not saying t...

Court and Councelling

Hi Sam, In October 2020.. so quite a while ago, I reported that I had been sexually abused/ molested frequently in a ...

Is childline safe?

Dear Sam, I know childline but is it safe because if I share all my info with childline is it safe? I mean I trust th...

Sex at 14

i have had a lot of sex ever since me and my girlfriend had gotten together when we were 12 and we started having ora...

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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Bacterial vaginosis?

Dear sam, i think i might bacterial vaginosis but i dont want anyone to find put especially my parent becuase i dont ...

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...