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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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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...

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...

Alcohol

Hello I’m gonna make this short and sweet I like alcohol a lot And although I don’t drink too much as I’m only thirte...

my mum has cancer

hi sam my mum has lung cancer from smoking and its really upsetting she is having radiotherapy at the moment but it d...

addiction

I've come to the realisation that I'm addicted to multiple inhalents. I cant cope one day without either huffing mult...

Underage Drinking

Basically there has been a few friends in my class that have secretly been drinking alcohol, we have only just gone i...

My friends take drugs

My friends have all been smoking weed for about 3 years now but recently their habit is becoming a lot worse and it i...

My mum smokes

So basically my mum smokes witch is very common . But I am 12 and don't want her to keep coming near me with her ciga...

Smoking

I've smoked near enough a year and this is all that seems to help me when I get angry and upset. It calms me down. I...

Family and drugs

Hi, im 15 so my problem is my dad and step mum. For a bout a year now iv smoked cannabis everyday at least a grams da...

Drugs Advise ?

Ok, so I have taken almost every drug out there(both legal and illegal) and I smoke and drink a lot. I want advise on...

Drinking

Iam 14 and I drink ALOT like every weekend but I drink like a whole bottle of vodka and 2 lambrinis and I down the al...

drugs

My friend and i used to be best friends and go everywhere together! she was really nice and my best friend. But then ...