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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 would be especially interested in hearing more about how coronavirus might have affected you at home and at school. 

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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

Leaving a counsellor

Hi, there has been this problem that has been upsetting be horribly, and it might seem very weird but, I really miss ...

I'm scared of sleeping

i will keep myself awake until 4 or 3am until I am too tired to stay awake and fall asleep because I have a huge fear...

I keep thinking i'm fat.

Im a year 9 student and i keep thinking im fat and i dont like it, my self esteem is low and i keep skipping meals. I...

Child Grooming in Minecraft

Hello, Sam! It’s a pleasure to be able to talk to you. I‘m a 15 year old non-binary and I have a bit of a problem, yo...

Achieving my dream

hi sam, i really really want to be an actor as i admire other actors so much and its what i really want to do when i ...

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 ...

food

Hi Sam, lately I have been constantly worrying about my weight, I am thinking about making myself vomit and seeing if...