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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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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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Dad is HIV positive

I have just discovered that my dad is HIV positive - and has been for ages, but he hasn't told me. ​ I don't know if ...

Fixed term exclusion

hi sam, i was excluded for a fixed term in yr 10 i am extremly ashamed of what i did as i was verbally hurtfall to a ...

Sexuality problems

hi sam,this is my first time writing a letter . im a 14 yo boy and im currently in a relationship with a girl who i t...

Transgender

i have always preferred being a girl to a boy and love crossdressing, my parents do not like it. They threaten to tak...

Message from Sam

You can write to me about anything and I read every single letter, but I choose just a few to answer on my page each week. I’m sorry if I don’t answer your letter but I always try and write my response to help anyone with a similar problem, so there is probably a letter that I’ve answered before which might help. If you definitely want a response you can always talk to one of our counsellors and they will always be there.

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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...

Question

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...

tracking

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...

Calling childline

i have a few issues that I really want to talk to someone about and as I feel lonely, I thought childline would be a ...

Confidentiality

The person I was talking to asked me when was the last time I cut myself and I was honest and said just now. But then...

Newbie

I have some problems going on but I dont know whether I should talk to child line or not because I don't want any oth...

Wondering

I'm really nervous about talking to people about my problems. It sounds quite dramatic, but I feel like I have so muc...

scared

This will sound stupid, but ive tried a number of times to phone childline to talk to a councillor but every time I h...