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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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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

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 ...

Fixed term exclusion

hi sam, i was excluded for a fixed term in yr 10 i am extremly ashamed of what i did as i was verbally hurtfall to a ...

Sexuality problems

hi sam,this is my first time writing a letter . im a 14 yo boy and im currently in a relationship with a girl who i t...

Transgender

i have always preferred being a girl to a boy and love crossdressing, my parents do not like it. They threaten to tak...

Message from Sam

You can write to me about anything and I read every single letter, but I choose just a few to answer on my page each week. I’m sorry if I don’t answer your letter but I always try and write my response to help anyone with a similar problem, so there is probably a letter that I’ve answered before which might help. If you definitely want a response you can always talk to one of our counsellors and they will always be there.

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Diagnosed

Dear Sam, I am 12 (13 in January) and I am currently in year 8. Since I began Yr 7 I have had Insomnia, and it is get...

Burgaler

I always feel that there may be a stranger in my house that's going to do something to me or my family but the thing ...

Voices

I'm scared of a lot of things at the moment and I even find waking up in a morning hard. I don't like to get out of b...

my personality

I am 15 and I am really struggling to find my personality. I'm not even interested in particulafr music, books or any...

my imaginary friends

So since I can't talk about this in person I thought id write a letter. Since I was about 7 I've haf these made up ch...

mean trainer

I go to a dance club and my trainer always puts me at the back and i get upset by it i know it sounds silly but im be...

vegetarian

Hi Sam, Please help me. I know this sounds really strange, but I'm a vegetarian and I can't stand other people eating...

Dissociation

I am 17 years old and am currently doing A levels. I'm finding the pressure all around me to fit in, grow up, do well...

I think i have cancer :(

Im really scared and worried to tell my mum i think i have cancer i searched up the symptoms and i have most of them ...

Anxiety- feeling sick

hello, i have been feeling sick everyday for a long time, however i was last actually sick 2 years ago. I worry about...

Very worried!

I haven't had my period for over a month and I'm really worried. I don't want to see a doctor because that is what my...

im bisexual... help?

im a 14 year old girl and recently i found out im bisexual.. if i come out im scared i will be judged.

Bad Voice In My Head

Hello Sam, Im Thirteen and My Name is --------. since about the 20th of december ive had a bad voice in my head,i was...

Temper

Hello Sam im writing to you cos I really don't know what to do with my self....I find it very hard to behave defiant...

mental health

hiya I have OCD and I need to get it sorted out. I am becoming paranoid about everything and I dont want to sound pa...

Anger

I have serious anger problems and the methods of controlling it where says on the childline website is not effective ...

Medical Dad

Hello Sam,Thankyou for reading this. I am sorry if I sound mean in it or blunt, at anytime.I have been seeing people,...

My Mask.

Hi! I'm 12. I live with my mum who I generally get along with, my sister, who's 13, who has Downs Syndrome and my dog...

hi

hi sam my name is k and im 16 and for the past year i have suffered a coupke of sexual abuse behaviour and i have bee...

'The hyper friend.'

Dear Sam. I'm thirteen and in secondary school in a group of people I'm the happy one, the one who can ALWAYS be rel...

Not being able to think

I have rencently been having some big problems.my family know about it but now they won't leave me alone. I know ther...

help me?

Sam, I need help! I'm a 16 year old girl hearing voices in my head & they are telling me to kill myself..I'm that...