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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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Confusion on abuse

When i get in trouble sometimes my dad hits me in my leg, arm, body, and face. I had gotten a bruise a couple of time...

SignVideo

I recently found out about Childline's SignVideo, and I have a question. Does your counsellor see you, or just the in...

Family Arguments

To Sam, I know that a lot of families argue and that it's perfectly normal for siblings to argue as well. But, how ca...

Death threats

when are death threats ment to be reported to someone higher like police or something. i recive these very often and ...

Exams cancelled for my brother

Hi Sam, My younger brother was supposed to do his GCSEs this year and (like my Alevels last year) they got cancelled....

Online School

Recently, my school just went into lockdown which meant we had to start doing work online, which i dread. Doing work ...

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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I need advice on depression

Hey Sam, Recently I developed signs of anxiety and depression and I honestly don’t feel good anymore. Everyday I stru...

How to get help

Dear Sam, I know you probably get a lot of letters like this, but I want to know how to get help. I know I need help....

I wish I was pretty

hi sam, recently ive been fealing really upset and like i dont want to do the stuff i used to live to do. but im just...

My dad passing away

hey im 15 in really struggling at the moment with my dads passing every night i seem to sot down and cry and i cant t...

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...

Let down by the NHS

I was wondering what advice you could give to someone who has asked for help at their GP and hasn’t received any word...

CAMHS transition

Hi Sam I have recently turned 18 and in my last yr of school. I was reffered to Camhs when I was 17 and they didnt do...

Climate change

dear Sam, I know this sounds really stupid but i’m really struggling right now with my mental health linked to climat...

Suicidal Thoughts

Hi Sam. For the past couple of years my life has been impacted by wanting to kill my self. It comes and goes but rece...

CAMHS

Hi Sam, So, last year I decided to stop working with CAMHS as it was making my anxiety go through the roof, and makin...

Getting more help

Hi Sam, Ive had lots of weird emotions lately theyve affected me a lot its everywhere i go i cant do the things i lov...

Internal battles

Dear Sam, Ive been struggling with internal voices for a long time now , as many are, it has got to the point where I...

Emotophobia

Hi sam, ​ Im Emily and I have a huge phobia of vomit. Next month I have a trip with my school to a different counrty....

Coming off of medication😭

Hi sam I suffer from really bad mood swings and have been taking medication for it since i was 13. Recently i decided...

Mental Health Problems

I think I have a mental health problem but I can’t seem to pin point which one I have. I have looked through lists of...

Mental Health

Dear Sam I feel as if i may have some Mental Health issues. I am wondering if there is anything I can do wothout goin...

Relapsing depression

hi Sam, i had depression for 2 years and i self harmed and it was so hard for me to just get pit of bed, i did ask fo...

Fire at my house this morning

hey sam, this morning there was a fire in my house and there is now nothing left, i was in my roon and had to be resc...