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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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  • 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
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  • if you need support now or want to talk privately, contact a Childline counsellor.

latest letters

Confusion on abuse

When i get in trouble sometimes my dad hits me in my leg, arm, body, and face. I had gotten a bruise a couple of time...

SignVideo

I recently found out about Childline's SignVideo, and I have a question. Does your counsellor see you, or just the in...

Family Arguments

To Sam, I know that a lot of families argue and that it's perfectly normal for siblings to argue as well. But, how ca...

Death threats

when are death threats ment to be reported to someone higher like police or something. i recive these very often and ...

Exams cancelled for my brother

Hi Sam, My younger brother was supposed to do his GCSEs this year and (like my Alevels last year) they got cancelled....

Online School

Recently, my school just went into lockdown which meant we had to start doing work online, which i dread. Doing work ...

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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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 ...

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...