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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

Someone called me racist

Dear Sam, I accidentally offended someone the other day via text, and got called a few names as they were angry. One ...

Coronavirus

will there ever be a coronavirus vaccine and will things ever get back to normal? because i miss going horse riding a...

Boarding School Anxiety

Hi Sam. I recently started year.p seven at a boardin school and it is really stressful. i am very homesick and people...

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...

Pregnancy

Hi Sam, I’m a 16 year old girl. I had unprotected sex nearly two weeks ago and now I think I may be pregnant I don’t ...

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...

I need advice on depression

Hey Sam, Recently I developed signs of anxiety and depression and I honestly don’t feel good anymore. Everyday I stru...

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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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 ...

Period abnormalities

Hi Sam, basically I got my period in August and another in September but I didn’t have one until about a week ago whi...

Stammering

hi sam I have problems with stammering quite a lot. I worry about people talking to me in case i mess up my words. i ...

Masturbation

dear sam, i cant stop masturbating and it is really affecting myself and my emotions. is there anyways i can stop it?...

I have cancer

hi sam, 1 month ago I got dioagnosed with cancer and last night I started chemotherapy. I have to stay at hospital th...

Can’t speak

hi sam im really worried because sometimes i just cant speak. it feels like the words are stuck and i feel like there...

Bed wetting

hi sam, i am 13 and ihave been wetting the bed sincd i was 8 and i went to the doctors about it and they found nothin...

The implant

i had the implant put in just over a month ago now but i still get my period and have been on my period for nearly 3 ...

Period and swimming

hi sam, i am a 14 year old girl who has recently started their period......i cant find anything about this in any oth...