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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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You can ask me about anything you want, there's nothing too big or small. I would be especially interested in hearing more about how coronavirus might have affected you at home and at school. 

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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

Face masks and sensory issues.

we have to wear masks in school now because or coronavirus. i have sensory processing disorder so the feeling of the ...

STARTING SECONDARY

Dear sam i have just left y6 and i am finding it very hard to cope with the fact that i couldnt see my friends and i ...

my cousin

Hi sam, ​ yesterday I was with a group of my cousins and we were playing hide-and-Seek inside. One of my guy cousins ...

am I a bad person?

hi sam, i was groped by a man that i did mot know a long time ago, and this has made it extremely hard to want to be ...

Living with a diabetic.

Dear Sam, I live with a Type 1 Diabetic. They are my sibling and looking after them with the help from my parents is ...

Counsellor's Notes

Hi Sam. I was just curious to know, when you ask a counsellor to read your notes, what exactly are they looking at? I...

Masterbating

Hi, I am so angry with myself, I am 11 and watching porn and masterbating and I'm feeling ugly and disgusting... I fe...

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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Is my friend being controlled?

Is my friend being controlled. Shes never had really any luck with relationships, she was in a relationship with a gi...

Worried about my friend.

Me and my friend have grown apart since I went up to high school but she is going through some really tough times. I ...

My friends problems

My friend from school broke down into tears today, I took her outside and asked her what was wrong... She lifted her ...

Worried about a friend

My best friend wants to kill herself, please help me because I don't know what to do! We are both girls aged 13 and w...

my 'best friend'

i've known this girl nearly my whole life and she has always been violent recently it got really bad she punched me i...

My friend Emma

Hey Sam. I need some help my friend Emma is not like the other students in our school so people bully her because she...

My friend is getting hurt

Sam My friend goes to the same scout group as me, and I'm getting really worried about her. She trusts me and told m...

My freind

hi sam, my friend has been having on going problems with herself and bullies, it's worrying me how effected she is a...

it's confusing...

Hi sam! I'm 15 in y11 and i'm really worried about my best friend! I'm a prefect at school and I have witnessed my ...

help please?

i go to this place where people with disabilaties go to a play area and there is this girl who realy annoys everyone ...

Racsim

HI SAM,MY NAME IS R* AND I AM STRUGGLING WITH ALOT OF RACIST COMMENTS AT THE MOMENT SO I EMAILD JUST TO SEE IF YOU CA...

Bullied by friends

Hi I'm in year 9 now and me and my 2 friends always joke around calling each other names but joking. We normally don'...

I'm being bullied

I am currently 11 years old and im being bullied by a girl and it started hen I dated her friend . When I was dating ...

speech

people keep mocking the way i speak and use hand gestures unconsiously and not meanly but i really hate it what can i do

bullying and crushes

Hi I just turned 12 and I have aspergers. I have been bullied all my life. I have stopped caring now so that isn't th...

My friends

I am getting upset because of my friend, she keeps ejecting me from her and her friends. (She leaving Mr out all the ...

What should I do

I know peoples first reaction is tell someone, I told my parents but they said "If you don;t want us to write a ...

Anti-bullying

I think that bullying is wrong because i was treated unfairy of my appearnace.I am chinese and they are judging of my...

Bullying

To Sam, i am a 12 year old girl and I'm getting bullied because my legs are really thin and i walk bent, people in ...

suicide ):

Dear sam, my friend known as s*** keeps on bullying me as he says i have a small penis. and he calls my dad wet. my ...

Bullying

I am being bullied by somebody from a different school everyday when I walk or ride my bike past them. At first they ...

Popularity

First of all, thank you for reading this message. This is something I've been wanting to get off my chest for a while...

I think I'm being bullied.

Hi, just recently people have been telling me that I cannot tell the difference between fiction and reality. This i...

Bullying

This girl has been bullying me for six years. I have talked to every trusted adult I know but nothing is being done. ...