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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

Scared if I'm on my period.

Hi Sam. I'm 10 years old and I'm feeling kid of scared because I've been seeing blood on my underwear and when i use ...

pregnancy scare

im 15. i have been with my bf since February and last sunday we decided to have sex for the first time. and we had se...

Personal hygine

hi sam on childline website there is nithing written for this and I asked a councillor and they said I should write t...

my body/body image

Hi Sam! I was wondering if I could have any advice about body image so I feel so insecure about my body and when I se...

Scared of the world

Dear sam, I have recently been worrying about because of all the crime and killing that has been going on. I heard ab...

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 ...

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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Binge Eating

Hey Sam, I was wondering how to cope with binge eating. over the year I've noticed my emotions were all over the plac...

Am I relapsing?

Hi Sam, ​ I've struggling with disordered eating for about 5 or 6 years now with my weight fluctuating from underweig...

Eating Problems.

Hello Sam, For such a long time I have felt over weight and fat, I've never been self confident and after things chan...

I tried to make myself vomit

i really want to be thin. i tried to make myself vomit a few weeks ago, and did it again today. i know i shouldnt do ...

Food

dear sam, this is my last resort and i carnt believe i am writing to you. i never thought i‘d need this childline acc...

Food

Hi Sam, idk what to do anymore because at the moment I find it really hard to eat because the voices keep telling me ...

My best friend's eating

My best friend never eats/barely eats anything at school. I'm really worried about her, she's naturally skinny and ve...

I'm bulimic and I need help!

I have bulimia and I'm really scared . I found out I had it the other day when I was at my friends house and I asked ...

weight problem ;((

Could u pls help me because im always worried aboit my weight and when im dressing with every1 elses style i feel. Re...

Am I anorexic

I am nearly 14 and I think I might be anorexic. I have been taking more and more notice of my weight and calories. I ...

Eating Habits

I have just turned 14, and I'm starting to care more about what I eat. I've always been slim, but have not always eat...

bulimia

ok so im not sure if im bulimic or not, im 12 turning 13 soon and during school, 7am-3:30pm i dont eat anything(i sta...

Binge Eating

I have this really bad binge eating problem. I always come home and eat loads. I try to stop myself but I can't. I re...

Eating too much everyday

I am quit big for a 10 year old and I don't really like it. I try my best to loose weight but it never works, I excer...

stop anorexia

hi Sam  I am 17 and I think I am terning anorexic, when ever I look in the mirror I don't like what I see,and I just...

Being fat

I am always being called fat by my cousins and my mum keeps on saying I am getting fat. I am constantly worried about...

I can't eat

5 days ago, during school, I had a panic attack. I spoke to a very comforting teacher but since then I've completely ...