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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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bullying

Hi I'm 12 years old and I hate the school, I'm in the 6 class but  I will never go to school any more, because I don'...

I think I'm a bully...

I'm friends with this girl, and I sometimes tease her for fun and she teases me. But this week I said something that ...

People say im mad

i see things that arent there and somtimes feel like im spinning round but i get bullied because of it peple call me ...

Sexuality

Hey sam, my names A and being bullied for writing a fantasy book about me and my crush who is a boy. Im feeling reall...

I think I'm being bullied

I have fallen out with some popular girls at my school and they have been spreading rumours about me and rang me to c...

Too smart..

Hey Sam, I don't want to sound vain, but I'm really smart, smarter than my friends. A few weeks ago my friends start...

Bullied to death

Hello, This all started in year 7 I came to a school where I didn't know anyone, I was nervous, so people picked on m...

Homophobic Bullying!!!!

Hi,I'm 14 and when I was about 12 I knew I was Bi. I came out to parents and they were OK about it I then decieded to...