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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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  • 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 counsellor for free on 0800 1111.

latest letters

Long distance/online

this is about a boy i met online through a friend from my school and its been 3 months since we met online and we’ve ...

Homosexuality

I come from an asian background, a very traditional one. And, with my luck, my family is very homophobic and don‘t to...

Sport and confidence

Hi Sam I wanted to write to you as im a bit upset with sport as I go to a club and I dont really fit in as I get lauf...

Moved house to a new location

Ive just moved home with my family to a completely new area we have been here for around 3 weeks now and even though ...

Moods.

Hi Sam. I’ve been getting incredibly snappy for my age and I feel like my parents absolutely hate me for it. But I ca...

Abortion

Hi sam, I’ve just gone through an abortion and the after feeling is unreal I’m feeling so down and upset about everyt...

Unsafe at school

I no longer feel safe in school, since there is a boy who is perving on girls, he crawls around trying to look up the...

Message from Sam

I often have a theme that I ask people to write in about but remember that you can still write to me about anything as well. I also want to remind everyone that of the many letters I receive each week I choose just a few to answer on my page. I'm sorry if I don't answer your letter but there is probably a similar letter that I've answered before which might help. If you definitely want a response you can always talk to one of our counsellors.

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mental health

hiya I have OCD and I need to get it sorted out. I am becoming paranoid about everything and I dont want to sound pa...

Anger

I have serious anger problems and the methods of controlling it where says on the childline website is not effective ...

Medical Dad

Hello Sam,Thankyou for reading this. I am sorry if I sound mean in it or blunt, at anytime.I have been seeing people,...

My Mask.

Hi! I'm 12. I live with my mum who I generally get along with, my sister, who's 13, who has Downs Syndrome and my dog...

hi

hi sam my name is k and im 16 and for the past year i have suffered a coupke of sexual abuse behaviour and i have bee...

'The hyper friend.'

Dear Sam. I'm thirteen and in secondary school in a group of people I'm the happy one, the one who can ALWAYS be rel...

Not being able to think

I have rencently been having some big problems.my family know about it but now they won't leave me alone. I know ther...

help me?

Sam, I need help! I'm a 16 year old girl hearing voices in my head & they are telling me to kill myself..I'm that...

Lying and being strange

Hi, i sometimes just lie, sometimes about stupid things, and sometimes about big things. Like a few weeks ago I said ...

????

I think I may have OCD. When I was seven, I got a bad stomach bug and was almost hospitalized. Since then, I have dev...

Anger

hi im finding myself getting very angry at time and this isnt the normal me im calm all the time but if people at sch...

the end

i am 12 recently i have found out about a possible nuclear war and am SOOOOOOOOOOO scared that the world will end bec...

Anger

Dear Sam,For as long as I can remember I have been angry. 6 years ago I was in anger management for a year, this ulti...

Why oh why ?

I am a fifteen year old , who for the first  14 yrs of their life lived as a female the sex I was assigned at birth ,...

what is wrong with me?

I get really worked up sometimes and i flip and tear up books, punch walls and break stuff my friends think its funny...

Mental health

Hi Sam,I have lots of mental health problems. I have OCD and schizophrenia and I am taking medication for depression ...

period

erm , im 12 and i havent started my period yet and all my friends have ? i have tons of emergency pads and im worried...

CONFUSED2

Hi Sam.My parents have been split up for seven years and up til now it hasn't really bothered me, the idea of having ...

Caring

Hi,I couldn't really decide which topic to put this under. It's kind of family but its emotions as well. I look after...

mental health

dear sam, this is my first time trying this talking thing. i have ocd and i dont know what to do about it dont want ...

Why do I feel this way?

Hi, people in my school are talking about how theyre going through puberty and all these sexual thoughts however I fe...