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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

I NEED more confidence

Dear Sam, I really need more confidence because I always shame myself in my head for everything and I have NO friends...

Sexual Harassment

Hey Sam, I'm a 12 year old female and recently my stepfather has been way more nice to me than usual, im not saying t...

Court and Councelling

Hi Sam, In October 2020.. so quite a while ago, I reported that I had been sexually abused/ molested frequently in a ...

Is childline safe?

Dear Sam, I know childline but is it safe because if I share all my info with childline is it safe? I mean I trust th...

Sex at 14

i have had a lot of sex ever since me and my girlfriend had gotten together when we were 12 and we started having ora...

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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adoption

hi i was adopted when i was 2. as the years went on i have fond it relly hard. my adopted mum shouts. she has hit, lo...

my brother beats me

My brother whos 16 beats me its very sore it leaves bruises and when my mum tried to stop him he hits her too we cant...

I don't know what to do

dear Sam, My whole life my mother has put me down. My rights always come after my brothers, because i'm older. When...

Abuse

Dear shelter, I used to get phyically abused alot at home and there isn't  day I don't remember it, it still happens...

Family problems

I am currently in a situation where I don't really want to be living with my mum anymore because of loads of past pro...

sexual harrasment

hi, when i was about seven my dad had sexually abused me. i didn't know what it meant then so i thought it is normal ...

My mum always hits me

Dear sam, my mum always hits me. once she got the photo frame and whacked it on my head and my head was bleeding, thi...

Abusive alcoholic mum

Me and my mum have never really got along. She's very aggressive and stubborn and hard to talk to. Last night she lea...

Siblings

Hi,Okay well I'm going to try and get to the point so please bear with me. My brother who is around 16 years old soon...

child abuse

hi sam im having trouble wit my mum and dad they always hit me and shout at me a teacher almost found the marks i had...

Run away

Hi Sam I'm writing this letter to you even though you never reply to my letters. I don't expect a reply but I need he...

about me and my mum

I am writing to you to tell you about my lifei have a mum who smacks me all the time for nothing and last night she s...