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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

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...

Thumb Sucking.

Dear Sam, I hope you are well and staying safe. I will be turning 16 and I still suck my thumb. I have tried everythi...

Scared to go back to school

hi sam im really scared to go back school, things are going to be really different and i dont cope with change very w...

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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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 ...

Could I be schizophrenic

Hi, I was wondering what is the chance of me being schizophrenic if my dad has it really bad and I already have other...

My savings account

Dear Sam, I am a 15 year old boy who lives with his mum and dad in England. I was adopted from Guatemala when i was 2...

being stuck at home

hello sam, because of coronavirus, my family just can't take it anymore-my mum has started saying things like 'you lo...

Moving home

im 16 with a boyfriend who is also 16 we have a 9 month old baby, we want to move out as my mum is moving back to ire...

Punishments for a child

I’m not too sure where to go to ask about this as I have talked about this with certain people before but we have dis...

Dad is cheating

Hello, hopefully you widen my eyes to a better conclusion. But my problem is I believe my dad is cheating, this is be...

Moving Country

Ever since I started secondary school, my father had the sudden urge to move back to Pakistan. He has been taking us ...

My dad is cheating :(

Hi sam, I just figured out today that my dad is cheating on my mum. my parents are muslim and cheating is a sin. I wa...

Problems with Social Services

Hello, Sam. I am a 13 year-old girl. So, recently, my mom has smaked me over the head me and yelled at me right befor...

Living conditions at home

Hi im 16yrs old and im really struggling staying at home. For me my home conditions are not the best, and i it reflec...

Young carer

hi. my name is Danita. im a 14 year old girl. i live with my grandma amd i look after her because she has cancer. i s...

My mum is suicidal

hi sam. i dont know where else to go for this. my father and mother have never been very close since the beginning of...

Privacy

Hi Sam, I was wondering about my privacy/independence rights. I’m a 15 year old living in Northern Ireland and I get ...

Grounding

hi there. im a 17 year old female who currently attends college. i was wondering if it is possible to ground a 17 yea...