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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 read every single letter but I can only answer a few each week. My replies are published here on my page.

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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

I NEED more confidence

Dear Sam, I really need more confidence because I always shame myself in my head for everything and I have NO friends...

Sexual Harassment

Hey Sam, I'm a 12 year old female and recently my stepfather has been way more nice to me than usual, im not saying t...

Court and Councelling

Hi Sam, In October 2020.. so quite a while ago, I reported that I had been sexually abused/ molested frequently in a ...

Is childline safe?

Dear Sam, I know childline but is it safe because if I share all my info with childline is it safe? I mean I trust th...

Sex at 14

i have had a lot of sex ever since me and my girlfriend had gotten together when we were 12 and we started having ora...

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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Dad is HIV positive

I have just discovered that my dad is HIV positive - and has been for ages, but he hasn't told me. ​ I don't know if ...

My Sexuality

Hi Sam, I’m a 10 year old girl,I am bisexual and NOT proud of it, I recently discovered my sexuality not too long ago...

Panic attacks

Hi Sam, I’m 15 in year 11 and lately I’ve been having really bad panic attacks at school where I’ll have to leave the...

Health Anxiety

Hi Sam, I'm 13 and I have really bad health anxiety. I always google symptoms of everything even small harmless thing...

The Summer Holidays!

Hi Sam! I wanted to ask what I can do during the holidays to keep myself sane? The last summer holidays was hell for ...

Dog Phobia

Dear Sam, I have always been scared of dogs. I run when they are near and they chase me. I have been injured by a dog...

Climate Change

Hi sam, im genuinely concerned about climate change. i know it sounds stupid but the animals are actually dying!!! pl...

Manchester bombing

i was at the manchester bombing and since then, no doctor or anyone has come to see how i am. im constantly having fl...

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...

Extreme fear of haircuts

Hi Sam, I am 17 and I am ashamed to say that I have a severe fear if getting haircuts, to the point I haven’t had one...

Work experience and the phone

Hello, ​ I have work experience coming and am hoping to become a vet. I have anxiety, especislly when it comes to tal...

I don't know anymore

I think I have anxiety. My mum thinks I'm telling her this for attention but I'm not. No one understands how I feel a...

Needles

I am 12 and I have a HUGE phobia of needles. In fact I've never had one since I was a baby, and I am really scared. I...

Health Anxiety

Every night, and sometimes during the day, I get really stressed about my health. Whenever I eat sweets I feel like I...

Christmas stress

I get really stressed at out Christmas time and sometimes it's too much. I get stressed about everything and then I e...

School and anxiety!!

My maths teacher has a teaching mechanism of students going up to the board and showing the class their answer and ho...

feeling fear

some thing is really bothering me lately, i feel lack of confidence and a lot of pain in heart because i am stressed ...

Do I have social anxiety?

Hi Sam, please help me I feel like I'm the only teenager that feels like this. I'm a 15 year old girl and I think I h...

Stress stops me from sleeping

I can't sleep properly at night. I just keep on thinking about things that could happen to me for all different reasons.