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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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You can ask me about anything you want, there's nothing too big or small. I read every single letter but I can only answer a few each week. My replies are published here on my page.

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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 Childline counsellor.

latest letters

homeless

Hi, i was cleaning my kitchen and i came across a letter from the council saying that me and my mum are about to lose...

My Mum and alcohol

Dear Sam, In the past i have had a lot of trouble with my Mother and her drinking alcohol. She has not been in touch ...

Checking the time

Dear Sam, I can never sleep at night and i worry about the time so I check it often. I have to do it on my phone thou...

Forced ramadan

Hi Sam,I am really worried about ramadan. It’s not my choice,I am forced to do this.Even money wont motivate me.I hav...

Fear of getting a taxi to school

I’ve never taken a taxi on my own and now I’m supposed to. I’ve missed 3 days of school cause my anxiety wouldn’t let...

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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Money Problems

I'm 11 and neatly evryone in my year group has a phone. My family is pretty poor and we have money problems. I really...

Foster Care

Dear Sam, I have a friend that is in foster care and i'm really concerned with how she is coping. Before going into ...

Rights in School

Hello, I'm a 13 year old (in year 9 at school ) and I'm a lesbian nobody knows but I am going to tell my parent very ...

Domestic abuse

My dad got taken away from me when I was a baby for domestic abuse against my mum. I got told that when I am 13 I can...

sexual abuse?

hiya sam, basically what happened was 2days ago i felt forced into doing ''stuff' with this boy. ive never really sp...

Money

I am a 14 year old boy my parents won't give me pocket money that's fine, I'm in need of money so I can go out with m...

Privacy

Last night, i found out that my dad went through my phone, and i mean he went through everything. Every message, emai...

I feel very left out

My family are always leaving me out of conversations and say it's because she has more potentail(sorry if i spelt tha...

my sexuality and my mum

in November i told my Mom i was Gay and within a day she had packed my bags and asked me to leave, i am 16 years old ...

Christmas in Care

i have only just gone into care its a weird place i am in a group home and will probs be there for christmas. i dont ...

Hair colour

just a small thing i was wondering about, nothing big. i have been wanting to dye my hair pink, im 16. but mum says i...

I hate myself.

Growing up I was really happy and confident and wouldn’t care about what people thought of me. Since I’ve started sec...

help please

i want to see the doctors without parents knowin. im 13. i may have a mental disorder. where do i go. like what do i...

Where do I go now?

Hey Sam, So, I've spent my life seeing different counsellors and CAMHS and basically they have all decided they don...

Social sevices

Okay so recently i have been talking to a man.I didnt realise that.In a sexual way.The police are involed and are try...

Can I move?

Hi sam I'm R* I've been in care for ten years now and I'm 16 now I feel I have to get out of care and move on my own ...

Discrimination

Hii have been discriminated against for ages in school because of a speach impediment ihave. everyone is saying it is...

Pubity

Hi I'm ten and going through pubity and don't know what to do I'm the first one in my class of the girls and need som...

I want to live with my dad!!

I'm now going into year 8, but when my mum and dad split up I was only 2. All my life I have wanted to live with my d...

Trying to get help?

I've decided I want to get help because of my low moods and self harming. I went to the doctor a couple of days ago a...

my Dad

hello sam, my parents have split up since i was in year 1 and im in year 7 now i was wondering what rights i have to ...

adoption2

hi my nane is b and i am wondering what is the prosses of adoption is it were your perents find out and get chance to...

Is this right?

My mum dosnt feed me and favitises over my brother, Shes too lazy and usarally drunk on the weekend to feed me, but a...