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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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christmas

hi umm its currently 12 10 am and I'm writing because I'm fostered and Christmas is always hard for me i feel alone l...

Forced ramadan

Hi Sam,I am really worried about ramadan. It’s not my choice,I am forced to do this.Even money wont motivate me.I hav...

Christmas is a nightmare

My family (well my dads side) are so judgemental every Christmas. First of all I suffer from migraines and I can’t ea...

First Christmas without Dad

Hi Sam, I am so sorry to bother you but this Christmas will be our first without my Dad. He passed away suddenly in A...

Renting at 17

Hi im 17 and i was wondering would i be able to rent a flat at 17 ??

Christmas and Bereavement

Hi sam, so 2 and a half years ago my mum passed away from cancer. This year will be my 3rd christmas without her and ...

Christmas suckks

hi my family used to be close but now we've had so many arguments that we barely speak to each other. one of my older...

Scared of ruining Christmas

Hi Sam, This seems a bit weird so please bear with me. Recently my aunt died, about 4 weeks ago actually. She was alw...

My great uncle passed away.

On Christmas day, I woke up all happy to open my presents. I was really excited. After I opened everything, my mum ca...

Celebrating Hanukkah

In my home, we celebrate Hanukkah, but we also celebrate Christmas because my dad's family is Jewish, but my mum's fa...

I hate my birthday...

Hey Sam! Last year my gran died a couple days before my birthday. It was horrible, I wasn't allowed a birthday party ...

I hate it, christmas....

i hate christmas its nothing like it is shown on tv etc everyone always argues and dad drinks and mum and dad argue, ...