Ask Sam

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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Terror attack worry

I'm really scared about a terror attack happening where i live and hurting and killing my friends,family,pets and peo...

Breaking and entering

I was caught going into an abandoned building and the police asked for my name ,address and date of birth ,but then t...

My friends been stealing

Hi, basically ive been with my friend into town and she keeps on stealing little things from shops like keyrings or b...

consensual sex

why is it the law chooses the age of sex and nt the people doing it, say for example two 14 year olds want to have se...

Laws of rape?

If a boy(16) and a girl(15) have a sexual encounter in which the girl asked the boy if she could perform an action on...