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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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Should I Seek help?

im not sure whether i should seek help as i thought i was getting better but i feel as if my mental health is as wors...

Relapsing

Hi Sam, I've managed to not sh for about four months now and I'm quite proud of that. However it's getting really har...

Trying to stay positive.

To whoever is reading this i hope you are well. i just wanted to ask that around 2 years ago i found myself at a real...

Relapse

hey sam, so i have self harmed for 2 years but i stopped 7 months ago. however ive been having really bad urges to re...

Self Harm In Sport

Hi Sam, I have struggled with self harm since November 2016. I do a lot of gymnastics and we have a very strict dress...

Self-harm care tips

hello, I have self harmed before ( and am reciving treatment through nhs mental health services) but have recently ha...

Self harm

Hi sam i need help to stop self harming as my mums really worried but its the only way to deal with daily life what c...

Self Harm, I want to stop

i self harm and have done for months i just want to stop but i dont know how. my mum doesnt know and im scared to tel...

Self Harm

Dear Sam, You were asking people about self harm so i thought i might reply. I self harm and it has been just over 2 ...

Self Harming Help

Dear Sam, I have been feeling suicidal and depressed recently. I have been self harming at least once a night. I cann...

Self harm

I don't know why but I can't stop self harming. Nothing bad has happened in my life but I've just started feeling num...

Depression

hi Sam, I'm 16 and my boyfriend broke up with me recently, I'm finding it hard to deal with, I've also been arguing w...

relaps

Hey, I used to selfharm, it's been almost a year since i last hurt myself and i don't want to do it again. But, i fee...

Self-harm

How do I find out what triggers me to self harm?

Mental healt

I've been struggling with depression and anxiety attacks for like two years now. I want to speak to a doctor for ther...

Self Harm

My names is K* and I'm 18, I have recently starting self harming again after not for 3 months, I really need to talk ...

Self-harm

My mum is only aware that i have self-harmed once. I have done this alot more than once and i keep trying to tell my ...

how do I stop

I started feeling really down exactly a year ago. I started self harming. I then completely broke down and had to tel...