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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

Vaping

hi sam. heaps of people at my school smoke and i feel pressured to vape to be in the cool gang. im scared my parents ...

social anxiety

Hi idk how to write letters im sorry, When I go to school I always try to talk to people who talk to me, but I can't ...

Is Ask Sam confidential??

Hello! (SO sorry if this questions sounds irrelevant compared to some of the challenges others are coping with.) I wa...

Teacher's leaving

Hi, After a long 5 weeks i finally began to trust a teacher of mine. We had a great time and she would help me in man...

Hoarding parents

Hi Sam, I don't know if it's hoarding or not but I'd really like to find a name for it. My parents can never clean th...

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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Im a hoarder

Hi sam, i have lot of stuff but id feel bad throwing it away and i find it hard to get rid of stuff because i have a ...

Eupd

i have just been dignoised with eupd what dose this mean for me am i meant to feel depressed all the time i dont unde...

Dyslexia

dear sam i have been diagnosed with dyslexia, but I am way better than all my friends at reading and writing so i don...

do i have a mental disorder?

hello, sam! i’m a 13y/o female. so, i was actually hesitant to write this because i dont want to seem an attention se...

Divorced parents

hi, im Ava, my parents are divorced so that means i cant see one of my parent as much as the other! For me, i dont se...

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....