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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've had 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

I like two people

Hi Sam, I'm a bisexual girl. I'm not ready to tell people yet, but only my online friends know. I'm in a relationship...

sex

I have had sex with a girl and am worried that she is pregnant. I love her but don't want a child. do I pressure her ...

confidental

Hey so recently i have been speaking to a childline councellor but im really really scared ..like im having nightmare...

Late puberty

Dear Sam, I am 12 years old and i have not hit puberty i have no breasts and it is really starting to worry me. All o...

How to call Childline

Hi Sam. For a lot of people, calling Childline is a very difficult task but the main part is not knowing how to start...

I'm being abused

Hi. I am a middle school kid and im being abused by my mum. She said she doesn't love me and she hits me almost every...

Making friends online

Hello Sam, I've noticed that people seem to not understand the concept of an internet friend. If I mention my intern...

Racism at school

Hi Sam, at my school I am the only white person in my class and there are only 6 white people altogether in the year....

Next week

It can be hard to talk about difficult feelings and emotions. Opening up can be a challenge - especially if people around you make it sound like a weakness. I know that boys can sometimes struggle with this, but I'd like to hear from anyone who's holding in difficult feelings and finding it hard to get the support they need.

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I think I love my Therapist?

Um ever since I was 11 I have had really messy relationships. I started seeing my first psychologist about a year ago...

My dad has breast cancer

Hi sam I dont no how to start this but here ‚ÄčOk 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 ...