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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.

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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 counsellor for free on 0800 1111.

latest letters

Fear of being sick

Hi Sam, ​I've had this phobia for 3 years now, and I don't know what to do. I can't stand anyone throwing up or me th...

What do I say if I call?

hi sam, so ive really been considering calling childline over my issues so i can talk one to one and get help, but im...

Gap year / university

hi there, ​ nothing big but i was wondering what happens once im 18 with decision making. i want to go on a gap year ...

Message from Sam

Self-harm is something I get a lot of letters about. Some people do it to cope, others might feel addicted to it. If anyone has questions about self-harm, or supporting someone else who is self-harming, then I'd be interested in hearing about it over the next couple of weeks.

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Hi, I don't really know what to say or how this works but on FB there in this guy I know who sends me sexual messages...


I'm a female and this boy keeps asking me for nude photos and he's sent me one.. should I trust him?

Addicted to porn

Please don't judge me but I'm 11 and addicted to porn. I am so ashamed of this horrible horrible addiction and I real...


Please don't judge me but I'm 11 and addicted to porn. I am so ashamed of this horrible horrible addiction and I real...


I'm not sure what to do. This boy I didn't know randomly started speaking to me and I wasn't going to be rude so I sa...

Want to stop watching porn

I am 14 and I watch porn. I try my hardest not to watch it but I do and I want to stop . Please help me

What is porn?

I know this is probably strange for you but all my friends talk about porn and  I don't know what it is please can yo...

The Internet is really scary

A man on the Internet threatened me in to sending him rude pictures and videos and he made me do rude things on cam. ...

Chatting to an older boy

Basically, I'm 11 and I've had strong feelings for this lad who works in a shop in my town for a good year now. I wou...

I don't want to look at that

I was on facebook and this guy that I dont know sent me an inappropirate picture of someone, followed by a dirty text...