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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

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...

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 ...

Attention spam + motivation

Hey Sam, ​ so i'm in sixth form now and I have a lot of work to do and doing well in my alevels is really important t...

Suicide witnessed

hi sam i saw somonens suicide its all over the internet and i had seen the vidio and when i was out with the dog i co...

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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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 ...

Having an operation

I am being put to sleep to have an operation and im really scared, can you help me please

Scared to go back to school

hi sam im really scared to go back school, things are going to be really different and i dont cope with change very w...

How to get help

Dear Sam, I know you probably get a lot of letters like this, but I want to know how to get help. I know I need help....

Feeling Guilt about past racism

​ With everything going on in the world I find myself really passionate to show my support of the BLM movement. I wan...

I wish I was pretty

hi sam, recently ive been fealing really upset and like i dont want to do the stuff i used to live to do. but im just...

Trying to stay positive.

To whoever is reading this i hope you are well. i just wanted to ask that around 2 years ago i found myself at a real...

Online counselling

Hi, I am due to have an appointment with CAMHS soon, but in light of the coronavirus it can't go ahead as planned. I ...

stress about losing bank card

hi sam idk if i can ask for advice about this but ive noticed ive lost my bank card and im too scared to tell my mam ...

My dad passing away

hey im 15 in really struggling at the moment with my dads passing every night i seem to sot down and cry and i cant t...

i have a question

is threatening classed as abuse, ect “ill kick your head in” “ill fuxk you up” “ill batter you” im just wondering i c...

I have no idea how to come out

please help me i have no idea how to come out as bi to my parents and despite knowing that they support gay rights im...

Feeling sad during lockdown

Dear Sam, I was told I had severe anxiety in January, and I was starting to get better before the lockdown started. I...

Coronavirus outbreak

Hi Sam, I'm not sure if this is really silly or not, but I'm really worried about the Coronavirus outbreak and I can'...

Coronavirus and mental health

Dear Sam, I am worried about the coronavirus. I am currently self isolating as my dad has a cough and I have only don...

Failure

Hi Sam, i am just really worried about my exams. I feel really under pressure to do well especially by my parents whi...

disturbing image

hi sam. this is really hard for me to talk about. but earlier online i saw a really horrible, sad and scarring image....