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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

Vaping

hi sam. heaps of people at my school smoke and i feel pressured to vape to be in the cool gang. im scared my parents ...

social anxiety

Hi idk how to write letters im sorry, When I go to school I always try to talk to people who talk to me, but I can't ...

Is Ask Sam confidential??

Hello! (SO sorry if this questions sounds irrelevant compared to some of the challenges others are coping with.) I wa...

Teacher's leaving

Hi, After a long 5 weeks i finally began to trust a teacher of mine. We had a great time and she would help me in man...

Hoarding parents

Hi Sam, I don't know if it's hoarding or not but I'd really like to find a name for it. My parents can never clean th...

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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Hoarding parents

Hi Sam, I don't know if it's hoarding or not but I'd really like to find a name for it. My parents can never clean th...

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...

family misgendering me

hey sam. i'm basically writing to you to talk about my parents and how they still misgender me, even though i came ou...

Moving out at 16

My mum doesnt want me to live with her anymore. my dad isnt able to accomodate me so i was wondering how i go about t...

Am I a young carer

i never really felt comfortable with the lable young carer but my mum and school says i‘m one. I hardly look after my...

No space at home

Dear Sam, I would like to ask you about how to fix the relationship in my house with my parents. Lately they have bee...

homeless

Hi, i was cleaning my kitchen and i came across a letter from the council saying that me and my mum are about to lose...

My Mum and alcohol

Dear Sam, In the past i have had a lot of trouble with my Mother and her drinking alcohol. She has not been in touch ...

I have hypreventilation issues

Hello, I've recently been starting to struggle with school, especially science and maths, I've been trying to tell th...

moving country

Hi im 16 years old turning 17 next month. ive got loads of issues going on at home and my parents are making me move ...

The child of a hoarder.

Hi Sam. I wanted to write in as recently over the last year I have found that I’m really beginning to struggle with a...

Confusion on abuse

When i get in trouble sometimes my dad hits me in my leg, arm, body, and face. I had gotten a bruise a couple of time...

Family Arguments

To Sam, I know that a lot of families argue and that it's perfectly normal for siblings to argue as well. But, how ca...

Why is my mom like this?

hey sam, my parents divorced about 4 or 5 years ago because he was really abusive. he was constantly drunk, always sh...

My Friend Is Homeless

Hi Sam I am 16(male) and i have a friend who has been in my life since i can remeber 16(female). After years of Quarr...

My parents are sexist

Hi Sam My parents are blatantly sexist. My mum doesn't allow me (female) to do certain things that are too "male...

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 ...