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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's replies are public, never private, so others can read them
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  • if yours is chosen, you'll see it under one of the topics below
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latest letters

Anger

Hi Sam, I wanted to write to you about anger. At home I can get into trouble for something small(It sometimes stops h...

My favourite musician has died

Hi Sam. I’m 13 and recently one of my favourite music artists has died and I really am struggling to deal with it. I ...

Peer Pressure

Hi Sam, Recently my friends have been trying to get me to do things I'm uncomfortable with such as smoking weed, vapi...

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 ...

Feeling left out

I have low confidence and my friends are outgoing people. Sometimes I feel left out because they are all laughing and...

Message from Sam

At this time of year exams start to be on people’s minds. I know how stressful they can be, so I’d be interested in hearing about how you are affected by schoolwork and exams.

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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

Worried

I went on a school trip and got very popular for drawing on people's hands .People gave me sweets and money I said yo...

periods

I am scared of going through periods beccause i heard my mum scream before when she was going through periods what sh...

Getting my period

I'm extremely worried about getting my period. I have been getting loads of real bad cramps and back pain. Is this no...

Feeling vulnerable

I work in a taxi office on Saturday nights which, as you can imagine, can be very rowdy. The first two weeks there wa...

jealous

how can i stop being jealous of a girl in my class i am cuter than her but she still make me jealous can you help me ...

worrying for no reason

I think I wrote this letter last time but it dissent send but Sam I what you call anxiety and am scared scared scared...