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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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  • 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
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  • if yours is chosen, you'll see it under one of the topics below
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latest letters

Confidentiality

if someone says they dont want to live anymore do you have to tell someone. and how would you get the infomation

Fake nudes

someone is making fake nudes of me and im really scared,. I dont know what to do. what if my friends see and they hat...

Online grooming

hi, so, im 13 and i added some guys on snapchat. they were really nice and then we started to trade nudes, and we pro...

Stammering

hi sam I have problems with stammering quite a lot. I worry about people talking to me in case i mess up my words. i ...

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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Is it OK to vape under age?

Hi, I'm just wandering if it's OK to have possession of an e-cigarette if your under 16. I have a friend who has one....

big decisions

hi Sam, This week I have been faced with a very difficult choice that could change the path im on at the moment. Ive ...

I can’t succeed

Dear Sam, This is my first time on here and I read about letters to you. I really need someone to speak to, I feel as...

mental health in school

i have mental health issues that are being helped by CAMHS but it has been leaving me very drained and unmotivated in...

Failed my GCSE's

Hey Sam, I just wanted to say that I failed my GCSE's and didn't get the grade I needed to in order to do what I want...

Moving schools

Lots of kids move schools in september is there any way to deal With the stress of it becuase going ito my new school...

Job interviews

Hi Sam im a 16 year old girl and i really want a job but im scared to do an interview. I have zero confidence and i g...

GCSEs with an Eating Disorder

hi sam, im really worried about gcses and its bringing up all my old problems which i worked really hard on getting r...

Is the UK safe?

Hi Sam, I may read the news too much but I’m constantly worried about being stabbed or attacked with acid and/or bein...

I said something racist

I called someone the N-word as a joke and now I'm in serious trouble I don't know what to do because I'm not a racist

got rejected

I went to an interview for an apprenticeship and i found out that they rejected me. What if i can never be good enoug...

Pressure about doing piano

Hi Sam i have been doing piano for a couple of years now but I am really bord of it and music isn't really my passion...

New job and self harm scars

I recently got a new job, I’m meant to be starting on Sunday, they gave me the uniform and it’s a short sleeved top, ...

My future

i left college (to the disappment of my parents) but it's hard when you want a good job but have no degree...

School situation

Dear Sam , During school I took someones money and got caught. I wanted to ask if it would ruin my education because ...