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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

Someone called me racist

Dear Sam, I accidentally offended someone the other day via text, and got called a few names as they were angry. One ...

Coronavirus

will there ever be a coronavirus vaccine and will things ever get back to normal? because i miss going horse riding a...

Boarding School Anxiety

Hi Sam. I recently started year.p seven at a boardin school and it is really stressful. i am very homesick and people...

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...

Pregnancy

Hi Sam, I’m a 16 year old girl. I had unprotected sex nearly two weeks ago and now I think I may be pregnant I don’t ...

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...

I need advice on depression

Hey Sam, Recently I developed signs of anxiety and depression and I honestly don’t feel good anymore. Everyday I stru...

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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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...

Seeing a GP

Hi Sam, I would like to see a GP about getting help for my mental health. Its been declining rapidly for a couple yea...

Thumb Sucking.

Dear Sam, I hope you are well and staying safe. I will be turning 16 and I still suck my thumb. I have tried everythi...

Prescription Medication

hey, i’m a boarder so my parents obviously cant come to the doctors with me and cant get my prescription medication. ...

Porn addiction

hi im experiencing a porn addiction. i feel very trapped. i associate porn and masturbation with a good feeling and t...

ADD Testing?

Hey Sam, I don't want to self diagnose myself with anything but I'm pretty sure I have a lot of the symptoms for ADD ...

Afraid and scared of war

hi sam, im really scared of war. all i see nowadays is headlines about the rising world tensions and it feels like i ...

Acne

hi Sam, So, i have pretty bad acne on my forehead and think it is just due to hormones, but i wear make up everyday t...

Contraception

I'm 14 and I've been thinking about going to my local clinic to get 'the pill' are they allowed to give it without pa...

Mentle health issue

Hi Sam I have recently found out that I am suffering from anxiety. And I have been having extremely bad panic attacks.

Age of consent

Hi i just want to know if it is legal for man who is over 30 years old to have a sexual relationship with a 16 year o...

Sending nudes

Dear Sam. It has been a while since I have sent a nude, but I am still annoyed with what I have done towards my futur...

Age to get a prescription

Is there any specific age to get a prescription. As I would like to see a doctor and hopefully be prescribed something.

Advice for a friend

A really good internet friend of mine is anorexic. She has told her mum, but her mum refuses to believe her.

Do I need to go to my GP?

Hi Sam,Since I was at least 11 I have struggled with my perceptions of my body. I have been hospitalised before and f...

Going to the doctors

I have been told to go to the doctors to get anti depressants im nervous about telling the doctor how i feel and what...

Too scared to see a Doctor

I'm a 17 year old girl, and I don't want to sound like I'm jumping to conclusions, but I think I could be bipolar.