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.

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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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I took two dislexia tests recently online, one said i show moderate signs and the other said I show very strong signs...

I can't get a girlfriend

Hi Sam iam in a wheelchair and I have been fancying this girl for a long time we are friends but I dont know how to a...

disabled parents what can i do

Hi am 12 years old both of my parents are wonderful and amazing but thers a promblem there both disabled my dad is bl...


Hello Sam, Autism runs in my family, I have it and my dad and my brother has it, everyone in my class thinks I am da...


im 14 and i am autistic and i have hypermobility syndrome and i have a astigmatism my pe teachers are constantly tryi...