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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've had similar problems to you. 

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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 counsellor for free on 0800 1111.

latest letters

I like two people

Hi Sam, I'm a bisexual girl. I'm not ready to tell people yet, but only my online friends know. I'm in a relationship...

sex

I have had sex with a girl and am worried that she is pregnant. I love her but don't want a child. do I pressure her ...

confidental

Hey so recently i have been speaking to a childline councellor but im really really scared ..like im having nightmare...

Late puberty

Dear Sam, I am 12 years old and i have not hit puberty i have no breasts and it is really starting to worry me. All o...

How to call Childline

Hi Sam. For a lot of people, calling Childline is a very difficult task but the main part is not knowing how to start...

I'm being abused

Hi. I am a middle school kid and im being abused by my mum. She said she doesn't love me and she hits me almost every...

Making friends online

Hello Sam, I've noticed that people seem to not understand the concept of an internet friend. If I mention my intern...

Racism at school

Hi Sam, at my school I am the only white person in my class and there are only 6 white people altogether in the year....

Next week

It can be hard to talk about difficult feelings and emotions. Opening up can be a challenge - especially if people around you make it sound like a weakness. I know that boys can sometimes struggle with this, but I'd like to hear from anyone who's holding in difficult feelings and finding it hard to get the support they need.

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Coping with bullying

Dear Sam, I have been bullied throughout high school and have moved once because of it. I now have a small group of f...

Girls bullying online

I went back to school this week and other girls have gone back to bullying me. They've started bullying me online. I ...

I keep getting bullied

im 12 years old and I go to high school. ive been bullied since primary and I Just started high school. Please Help me!

Racism

I don't really know how you do this letter thing but I'm gonna try anyway .. Theres all these people at school who ar...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 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 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 '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...

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

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

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...

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

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 ...

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'...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Sad

Hi it's not really bullying I guess but boys in my class always make fun of me. I wouldn't mind and I will always sta...