Thanks for writing to Sam

Sam reads every letter, but can only reply to a few each week. If your letter is chosen, you’ll be able to see Sam’s reply on the website. Even if your letter isn’t published, there are lots of ways to get support:

New letters are published each week, so check back in a couple of weeks to see if yours has been answered.

If you need help tonight

Childline counsellors are only available from 7:30am-midnight, Monday to Friday, and 9am-midnight at weekends. This means that you can’t contact us overnight, and if you send a letter to Ask Sam it won’t be read until the morning.

If you need support tonight, there are organisations that can help:

  • Shout – You can text Shout for support on 85258
  • The Mix – Support for anyone under 25

In an emergency, you should always speak to an adult you trust or call 999.

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