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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've had similar problems to you. 

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You can ask me about anything you want, there's nothing too big or small.

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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 counsellor for free on 0800 1111.

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Internet friends

hi there recently ive started talking to someoene online and they are my age and we really want to meet up somewhere ...

YouTuber and my parents

I love to watch a really funny youtuber who unfortunately swears LOADS. I'm trying to hide it from my parents, but so...


My best friend passed away when I was 13; we were very close. She was buried in a cemetery near where she lived. I've...

job interview

aughhh i have my first job interview im so nervous what if it gose wong!!!!!

Work experience and the phone

Hello, ā€‹ I have work experience coming and am hoping to become a vet. I have anxiety, especislly when it comes to tal...


I'm 14 and I've been thinking about going to my local clinic to get 'the pill' are they allowed to give it without pa...

Message from Sam

Lots of people are unhappy with the way they look. For some people, it can become a real problem. Iā€™d be really interested in hearing from anyone who has an issue with their body and how that affects your feelings.

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Hey so recently i have been speaking to a childline councellor but im really really scared im having nightmare...

How to call Childline

Hi Sam. For a lot of people, calling Childline is a very difficult task but the main part is not knowing how to start...

I Have Loads Of Problems!

Hi Sam, i have so many problems to with my life that i know i cant talk about it all in one chat. But does it matter ...

Safety on childline

Hi Sam, I was just wondering when we do a 1-2-1 chat, how do we know the person on the other side of the line is safe?

social workers

Explain what a social care worker must do if they think an individual is in danger or harm or abuse?

Should I contact childline?

Hey childline, I am writing this letter as I really want to contact childline about something but Im scared you might...

Hiding visit to ChildLine

Hi Sam, I like to look on child line because it makes me feel comfortable. Though recently it has appeared on my fa...

Do parents need to know?

I am wanting to make an account but I was wondering if I need to tell my parents that I use ChildLine. I would prefer...


Can we tell you about anything that we are proud of or do we only tell you about things that we need help with??

How do you start a letter?

HEY!!!!On 1-2-1 chat they always suggest that you write a letter to the person you would like to tell about how you a...


I am writing to you because I'm worried about childline knowing where I am. I know there are lots of different device...

I dont know if i should

I want to talk to childline about something but I dont know if i shoulds call them or not. I want to call them but i ...

Turning 20.

I have used your service a lot over the years and it has been a great support to me. I am going through a particularl...

Male users

I was wondering how many boys talk to childline about anxiety or depression. I know lots of girls who are outspoken a...