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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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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...

Masturbation

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

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...

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...

Boy Questions

Hi Sam, ​ I am currently not seeking extreme help but wondered if you could answer my questions.... ​ As a year 7 in ...

My breasts :(

For a 13 year old girl my boobs are bigger than most girls my age, I have a double D cup size and I recently got into...

I need my first bra

Hi Sam, I’m 13- almost 14 and I think it‘s time to ask my mum for a bra but I’m too nervous and I don’t know how to b...

Deep voice

my voice isnt breaking and im 15. what do i do, i am voice cracking all the time and get hate for still not havibg a ...

Acne Struggles

Hi Sam, I've been struggling with acne since I was 8 years old and I'm nearly 13 now but I still have it. It reached ...

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 ...

Shaving

Hi Sam, i am ten years old, but I feel like I need to start shaving. My mum says that she is going to tell me about g...

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...

Masturbation

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...

Shaving

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