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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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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

Am I a young carer

i never really felt comfortable with the lable young carer but my mum and school says i‘m one. I hardly look after my...

my best friend

hello, my best friend, i absolutely love her so much and i know shes struggling sometimes. she deals with mental heal...

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...

Bullied about my hearing loss

hi sam i am 12 and i have moderate to severe hearing impairement. at school people deliberatly pretend to be deaf and...

Homesickness

Hi, So i get bad homesickness and really miss my mum and dad and dog and 3 brothers. I'm 10 years old. On a Sunday wh...

Terrified of climate change

hi sam, i don't know if this sounds stupid but i'm genuinely terrified of climate change. i love animals and they are...

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...

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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Homesickness

Hi, So i get bad homesickness and really miss my mum and dad and dog and 3 brothers. I'm 10 years old. On a Sunday wh...

Terrified of climate change

hi sam, i don't know if this sounds stupid but i'm genuinely terrified of climate change. i love animals and they are...

Im a hoarder

Hi sam, i have lot of stuff but id feel bad throwing it away and i find it hard to get rid of stuff because i have a ...

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 ...