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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

Coronavirus outbreak

Hi Sam, I'm not sure if this is really silly or not, but I'm really worried about the Coronavirus outbreak and I can'...

Coronavirus and mental health

Dear Sam, I am worried about the coronavirus. I am currently self isolating as my dad has a cough and I have only don...

Punishments for a child

I’m not too sure where to go to ask about this as I have talked about this with certain people before but we have dis...

Moving home

im 16 with a boyfriend who is also 16 we have a 9 month old baby, we want to move out as my mum is moving back to ire...

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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Self harm and emotions

Hi, this is my first time on childline, i didnt no what else to do, my friend told me it might help.i have been self ...

Stopping suicidal friend

My friend, let's call her 'Emma', is 16. She has been self harming and tried to commit suicide. Lately, she's been wr...

Infected from self harming

I get told be careful when you self harm because it might get u infected. What gets you infected and how because I am...

Anger and self harm

Dear SamSometimes I get really angry over tiny little things, like doing school work I don't want to do. Then I turn ...

What should i do???

Dear Sam,I don't know what to do sometimes because there are days when I am in a good mood and there are days when I'...

help

Hi, I have been self harming for nearly a year. I have lots of scars and my mum found out about them. I do it because...

Told my mum I self harm...

I self harm, I wanted to tell my mum and I did but I feel like I made her sad, I have a small brother and I said I fe...

injections.

i'm a self harmer and have been for a couple of months now. i have my tetnus injections in school next week and i'm w...

My friend C

My friend c had a tough time recently when her friend commited suicide. Because of this she got depression and now sh...

School Nurse

My form tutor took me out this morning and basically said that he can tell there's something wrong with me and that i...

School Injections

I have school injections in a couple of weeks, and I self harm. My cuts are all over both arms, even up to my shoulde...

my freind might kill himself

my good freind has had a bad life, he's lost his mum and dad, people ridicule him for being gay and he talk really de...

I can't deal with this

I just need a bit of advice right now. Everything seems to be on top of me and I'm not to sure how to deal with it. S...

HPV jabs?!

Hi!  So, in March all of the girls are getting their jabs to reduce their risk of cervical cancer. You get the jabs i...