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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

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 ...

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 ...

my cousin

Hi sam, ​ yesterday I was with a group of my cousins and we were playing hide-and-Seek inside. One of my guy cousins ...

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...

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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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...

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...

Speech

Hi Sam I'm a 14-year-old boy and I think I am developing a stammer. I keep dragging out letters or not being able to ...

Period abnormalities

Hi Sam, basically I got my period in August and another in September but I didn’t have one until about a week ago whi...

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 ...

Masturbation

dear sam, i cant stop masturbating and it is really affecting myself and my emotions. is there anyways i can stop it?...

I have cancer

hi sam, 1 month ago I got dioagnosed with cancer and last night I started chemotherapy. I have to stay at hospital th...

Can’t speak

hi sam im really worried because sometimes i just cant speak. it feels like the words are stuck and i feel like there...

Bed wetting

hi sam, i am 13 and ihave been wetting the bed sincd i was 8 and i went to the doctors about it and they found nothin...

The implant

i had the implant put in just over a month ago now but i still get my period and have been on my period for nearly 3 ...

Period and swimming

hi sam, i am a 14 year old girl who has recently started their period......i cant find anything about this in any oth...

Prescription Medication

hey, i’m a boarder so my parents obviously cant come to the doctors with me and cant get my prescription medication. ...

I sent nudes

hi im 15 i sent nudes to a boy who i thought really liked me and now he keeps asking me to send again and i keep refu...

drinking

me and my friends alwyas go out drinking and we are 13 and my mates keep passing out and going to hospital and i thin...

Porn addiction

hi im experiencing a porn addiction. i feel very trapped. i associate porn and masturbation with a good feeling and t...

My gender

I am 14 years of age I'm struggling with my gender identity I am female at birth but I feel more male than female I h...

I feel ugly sometimes.

Hi Sam I am struggling at the moment with my confidence. Sometimes i feel like I look pretty and then i see other gir...