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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

Someone called me racist

Dear Sam, I accidentally offended someone the other day via text, and got called a few names as they were angry. One ...

Coronavirus

will there ever be a coronavirus vaccine and will things ever get back to normal? because i miss going horse riding a...

Boarding School Anxiety

Hi Sam. I recently started year.p seven at a boardin school and it is really stressful. i am very homesick and people...

Who is right, mother or I?

I believe my mother immensely dislikes me, because she constantly complains about my Asperger's Syndrome. My mother h...

Pregnancy

Hi Sam, I’m a 16 year old girl. I had unprotected sex nearly two weeks ago and now I think I may be pregnant I don’t ...

Worries about a habit

Dear Sam, I have had a skin picking habit ever since I was young, many years ago, and now I am starting to think it i...

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...

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 have no idea how to come out

please help me i have no idea how to come out as bi to my parents and despite knowing that they support gay rights im...

Gender confusion and binding

so im confused about gender at the moment and i bind with 2 sports bras. it helps me feel more comfortable with my bo...

Coming out to religious friend

I am a gay female (I prefer the term gay over lesbian even though I'm female) and I am not really out to anyone. I wa...

Cross dressing but confused

Hi I have been crossdressing as a girl for nearly 2 years now and recently ive been doing it more and i like it. I fe...

Is crossdressing okay?

Hey Sam, So Im writing to you to ask you if you have any advice on how to tell my family that i want to crossdress. I...

Positivity and Pride

Hi Sam. I know this isn't what you usually get, and I fully understand if you don't want to publish this one online, ...

Coming out to my friends?

I've recently came out to my parents about me being lesbian. i am more worried about people in my school finding out ...

Came out as gay

I have recently came out to my family and mates that I am gay. I have had allot of backlash from this and I am feelin...

Pansexual and gay

People think I'm homosexual because I have short hair and I hold hands with a girl. I'm actually pansexual and its an...

I think I'm gay

Hi sam i am a nearly 13 year old boy. I think I may be gay as I have watched gay porn but I also watch straight porn ...

im gay

i am 12 years old i know im gay i have not told anyone but i dont want to in case it changes the way i am treated. pl...

Should I come out?

over the past few weeks I have been thinking about coming out. I am still really confused. Anything I. Old do ??

My boyfriend was gay

I recently came out of relationship. We both broke up because he told me that he was gay. I feel like I can't go to s...

My dad came out as gay

My dad came out as gay today and I can't stop crying. Please, any advice on how to cope would be much appreciated

im bisexual... help?

im a 14 year old girl and recently i found out im bisexual.. if i come out im scared i will be judged.