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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

My dad

can my dad make me quit my job? im 16 and work 2 jobs

legal dating advice

Hi I'm 17 and nearly 18 but I'm talking to a 13 nearly 14 year old. we both like each other and have both agreed on n...

Fear of being touched

Dear Sam, Whenever someone touches me I jump away, flinch, (one time) I just started shaking and/or freeze tensely. I...

No space at home

Dear Sam, I would like to ask you about how to fix the relationship in my house with my parents. Lately they have bee...

Social Media drama

Hi, my friends keep falling out with each other on Snapchat. Do you have any advice about not getting drawn into the ...

confidentiality promise

If someone told a counsellor about suicidal thoughts, would they have to tell someone. Even if there just thoughts or...

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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Fear of being touched

Dear Sam, Whenever someone touches me I jump away, flinch, (one time) I just started shaking and/or freeze tensely. I...

Eupd

i have just been dignoised with eupd what dose this mean for me am i meant to feel depressed all the time i dont unde...

Dyslexia

dear sam i have been diagnosed with dyslexia, but I am way better than all my friends at reading and writing so i don...

do i have a mental disorder?

hello, sam! i’m a 13y/o female. so, i was actually hesitant to write this because i dont want to seem an attention se...

Checking the time

Dear Sam, I can never sleep at night and i worry about the time so I check it often. I have to do it on my phone thou...

Demigirl

Hi Sam, I need some help. It doesnt necessarily apply at the moment, but lately I have been really depressed. I'm a d...

Who do I talk to

Hi Sam. Lately I’ve been feeling like nobody likes me and I don’t have anyone I feel I can talk to. I don’t want to t...

Relapsing

Hi Sam, I've managed to not sh for about four months now and I'm quite proud of that. However it's getting really har...

Divorced parents

hi, im Ava, my parents are divorced so that means i cant see one of my parent as much as the other! For me, i dont se...

In a rut

Dear Sam, Ive not felt so good since the start of year 10 (now in Year 11). I’m not exactly sure what started it off ...

Leaving a counsellor

Hi, there has been this problem that has been upsetting be horribly, and it might seem very weird but, I really miss ...

Child Grooming in Minecraft

Hello, Sam! It’s a pleasure to be able to talk to you. I‘m a 15 year old non-binary and I have a bit of a problem, yo...

Achieving my dream

hi sam, i really really want to be an actor as i admire other actors so much and its what i really want to do when i ...

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 ...

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...

Can’t sleep

Hello sam, Ever since I went back to school, I find it very hard to sleep. The first day I only got to sleep at 3 am ...