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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 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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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


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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I worry A LOT

I'm ten and I worry a lot .... I don’t know why but when my mum and dad go out I get really worried and think they wi...

Self Esteem

Hi sam, i have really low self esteem, since the beginning of year 7 and now im in year 11, and i've had this anxie...

Home alone

i was just wondering what age u have 2 be to legally be allowed to b left at home without parents supervision? Thanks

dirty pic problem

well i was in a relationship with a girl over the internet and she was i think 18 not a pedophile as she lived in a d...


Hello sam, my name is N*, i was adopted from India when i was a baby and i feel as if i am giving my adoption parent...


I'm being forced to go to a contact centre and see my dad he left me when I was 10 weeks old and has only recently st...

Nowhere to live

I have a friend of about 2 years, whom I have become quite close to and she will often tell me if she has a problem a...


hi sami am really worried . what do i do if i am with someone who steals something from a shop. i dont know what will...


So about 9 months ago I was waking home from the shops and a man around the age of 50 approached me he said he knew m...