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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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  • 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

Long distance/online

this is about a boy i met online through a friend from my school and its been 3 months since we met online and we’ve ...

Homosexuality

I come from an asian background, a very traditional one. And, with my luck, my family is very homophobic and don‘t to...

Sport and confidence

Hi Sam I wanted to write to you as im a bit upset with sport as I go to a club and I dont really fit in as I get lauf...

Moved house to a new location

Ive just moved home with my family to a completely new area we have been here for around 3 weeks now and even though ...

Moods.

Hi Sam. I’ve been getting incredibly snappy for my age and I feel like my parents absolutely hate me for it. But I ca...

Abortion

Hi sam, I’ve just gone through an abortion and the after feeling is unreal I’m feeling so down and upset about everyt...

Unsafe at school

I no longer feel safe in school, since there is a boy who is perving on girls, he crawls around trying to look up the...

Message from Sam

I often have a theme that I ask people to write in about but remember that you can still write to me about anything as well. I also want to remind everyone that of the many letters I receive each week I choose just a few to answer on my page. I'm sorry if I don't answer your letter but there is probably a similar letter that I've answered before which might help. If you definitely want a response you can always talk to one of our counsellors.

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My dad has breast cancer

Hi sam I dont no how to start this but here ​Ok so 2 weeks ago my mum and dad told me and my brother my dad has breas...

drama class

I don't want to go to drama class and my parents are forcing me to go. It is three hours. I told them I didn't want t...

Teachers and depression

I very recently told my teachers about my depression that has been happening for 5 months. The ones who I have talked...

Death

How do you get over the death of a parent?

Is this right??

I have known this guy for over a year and now he seems to notice me a lot more. He is a player but I seem to like him...

My daddy

My daddy died around 2 and a half years ago. I recently have been wondering how I can honour his memory in some way, ...

Depression

Hello, I have recently been feeling down and not enjoying things like decorating my Christmas Tree i hope you can help

Cannot Sleep

I literally cant get to sleep. I play on my phone or look on this website at night. I think I have insomnia!

Emotionless

Hi, Firstly I don't know if I should even be on here since my situation isn't really serious, but I feel invisible an...

Being mistaken as a girl often

In skl I often get mistaken as a girl, I'm a boy though. I even wear a male blazer for skl but people still think I'm...

Trans help

Hi so I'm trans ftm and am out to everyone and my school is really supportive but I don't really feel much better tha...

Coping with losing someone

Hi. I'm currently 13 years old, but when I was 11, I found my mum unconscious at the bottom of the stairs. She's been...

Going into care

Dear Sam, I am going into a kids home soon and wondered if you could tell me a little bit more about it. My Mum had d...

Now what?..

Im in this relationship that is extremely unhealthy. I was into drugs and I cheated on him multiple times. But after ...

lying

Ive lied many times about some really horrible stuff and some people wont forgive me i need to stop lying! why is it ...

I worry too much

I wondered if you could help me on how to stop worrying. I always worry about things i don't need to and I don't kn...

My so called friend

My so called friend called me fat yesterday, I have been told this many times I try so hard to lose weight.

Virus

Hi Sam, I am 8 years old and I downloaded some software, but it has gave me a virus.It is scaring me because it come...

Social anxiety

Um hi I have social anxiety and every time I try to call childline I freak out and hang up and I don't know what to d...

started my period

I don't know what to do. I am 10 years old and I have just started my period. It is really difficult because I don't ...

Please help

H sam I've been struggling socially for years, but it's been getting worse since I started yr10 and everyone is star...

Stage fright

Every year our school has an end of year production by year 5 & 6 and I have a role with more lines than I ever h...

Humiliated

Hiya,Tonight, there was an end of year awards ceremony at school. I got an award.,which made me proud, but every few ...

Airplane

I'm screed about gowing on a plane tommorow  of crashing or  crashing into the sea