Ask Sam

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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Shaving

Hi Sam, I am a thirteen year old girl and I have been getting a lot of armpit hair. I don’t want to shave but people ...

Sleep problems

Hello!I’m asking for some help with this because in the past i havent had many problems with sleep but now its gettin...

wet dreams

hi Sam i wanted to ask what is a wet dream is does it happen to both sexes ? and can it be a result of watching porn ?

period

what do i need to know about it?

Bacterial vaginosis?

Dear sam, i think i might bacterial vaginosis but i dont want anyone to find put especially my parent becuase i dont ...

Epilepsy and convincing people

Hey Sam! I have been having symptoms of epilepsy and seizures for years now. and I've only just told my parents earli...

Running away

if i do plan to run away what is the best thing i can do to get it out of my mind?i have been thinking of it for a wh...

Scared if I'm on my period.

Hi Sam. I'm 10 years old and I'm feeling kid of scared because I've been seeing blood on my underwear and when i use ...

Personal hygine

hi sam on childline website there is nithing written for this and I asked a councillor and they said I should write t...

my body/body image

Hi Sam! I was wondering if I could have any advice about body image so I feel so insecure about my body and when I se...

help with weed

Hey Sam, I have been smoking weed occasionally for a long time but for the past year I have been smoking everyday bef...

I'm scared of sleeping

i will keep myself awake until 4 or 3am until I am too tired to stay awake and fall asleep because I have a huge fear...

I keep thinking i'm fat.

Im a year 9 student and i keep thinking im fat and i dont like it, my self esteem is low and i keep skipping meals. I...

Growing up

Hey, Sam I feel less confident in myself because of my height. I am one of the smallest boys in my group but im the o...

Who is right, mother or I?

I believe my mother immensely dislikes me, because she constantly complains about my Asperger's Syndrome. My mother h...

Worries about a habit

Dear Sam, I have had a skin picking habit ever since I was young, many years ago, and now I am starting to think it i...

Period, and masterbating.

My name is Bailey, and I'm 11 years old. I started my period early but its has passed. But sometimes I feel like I'm ...