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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.

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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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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 ...

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...

I'm struggling

Hi sam, iam only 12 and my best friend bullys me in ways iam shocked she calling me names sometimes tries to toich me...

Secondary school

I'm really nervous about secondary school because it is huge! All of the big kids are so scary and I'm not sure I'll ...

Shool

Hi my name is Owne i am 9 years old i am in Year4 and I am colour blind and i school i always get asked what is that ...

Missing school

My friends aren't going to be coming to my secondary school and i have been really upset. My mum also doesn't let me ...

Bullied about my hearing loss

hi sam i am 12 and i have moderate to severe hearing impairement. at school people deliberatly pretend to be deaf and...

Job related

Hi Sam . I am 12 and I want to be a environmental geologist cos I love nature. but my parents won't allow me because ...

My dad

can my dad make me quit my job? im 16 and work 2 jobs

Being excluded from school

Dear Sam, I am writing to ask for some advice on what to do if i have been permanently excluded from school for showi...

Fear of getting a taxi to school

I’ve never taken a taxi on my own and now I’m supposed to. I’ve missed 3 days of school cause my anxiety wouldn’t let...

Online School

Recently, my school just went into lockdown which meant we had to start doing work online, which i dread. Doing work ...

Exams cancelled for my brother

Hi Sam, My younger brother was supposed to do his GCSEs this year and (like my Alevels last year) they got cancelled....

Coronavirus

will there ever be a coronavirus vaccine and will things ever get back to normal? because i miss going horse riding a...

Boarding School Anxiety

Hi Sam. I recently started year.p seven at a boardin school and it is really stressful. i am very homesick and people...

Attention spam + motivation

Hey Sam, ​ so i'm in sixth form now and I have a lot of work to do and doing well in my alevels is really important t...

Going back to School :(

Hi, Before lockdown i was not getting on very well with school, people and i hated myself and how i am. In lockdown i...

STARTING SECONDARY

Dear sam i have just left y6 and i am finding it very hard to cope with the fact that i couldnt see my friends and i ...

Face masks and sensory issues.

we have to wear masks in school now because or coronavirus. i have sensory processing disorder so the feeling of the ...

School Indoctrination

Hi, I live in a very liberal area, and my school acts as if being liberal is the only correct option. They often talk...