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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.

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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 counsellor for free on 0800 1111.

latest letters

Fear of being sick

Hi Sam, ​I've had this phobia for 3 years now, and I don't know what to do. I can't stand anyone throwing up or me th...

What do I say if I call?

hi sam, so ive really been considering calling childline over my issues so i can talk one to one and get help, but im...

Gap year / university

hi there, ​ nothing big but i was wondering what happens once im 18 with decision making. i want to go on a gap year ...

Message from Sam

Self-harm is something I get a lot of letters about. Some people do it to cope, others might feel addicted to it. If anyone has questions about self-harm, or supporting someone else who is self-harming, then I'd be interested in hearing about it over the next couple of weeks.

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Privacy in care

Hey Sam, I'm a 17 year-old girl and I live in a children's home. Like most teens I have a lot of sexual thoughts and ...

Late puberty

Dear Sam, I am 12 years old and i have not hit puberty i have no breasts and it is really starting to worry me. All o...


Hi Sam, I'm a girl and around when I was seven I started masturbating but I didn't know what I was doing. now I do it...

I don't want to start😣

hi Sam, I am going to high school soon and im abit worried incase I start my period on a school day-what if im in the...

Scared about starting puberty

Hi Sam,My name is BR and everyone in my class has big breast and I have small ones. I'm 12 and I think I might start ...

When will I start puberty?

Hi, I'm 13 years old. My Dad has told me he only hit puberty when he was 15. I have looked online to see when I will ...

What is puberty?

I'm a 10 yr old girl and everyone at school is talking about puberty and I think I'm the only one that doesn't know e...


I want to tell my mum that i probably need to start shaving soon, but i am not sure how to phrase it, or get the mess...

I started puberty early

My voice has broken and I'm the only one in my class is it normal to start puberty at my age I'm only in year seven