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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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  • if yours is chosen, you'll see it under one of the topics below
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latest letters

Prescription Medication

hey, i’m a boarder so my parents obviously cant come to the doctors with me and cant get my prescription medication. ...

Hypochondria and health anxiety

hi sam, ​ and i’m 16 years old. recently over the past fee months i’ve developed death anxiety, starting with fears o...

University

hey sam, my best friend next year is going to university which im delighted aboit but the thing is that the universit...

childline outside the UK

is there any possibility to talk to childline from outside of the uk? I feel more comfortable to talk about it in eng...

Calling childline twice

hello i recently called childline for the first time and it was great and i felt safe to talk but because i was nervo...

1 to 1 counselling

Hi Sam, I think I might need 1 to 1 counselling, but I’m a bit scared to get it, I don’t know why. Anyway, I have a f...

Message from Sam

You can write to me about anything and I read every single letter, but I choose just a few to answer on my page each week. I’m sorry if I don’t answer your letter but I always try and write my response to help anyone with a similar problem, so there is probably a letter that I’ve answered before which might help. If you definitely want a response you can always talk to one of our counsellors and they will always be there.

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University

hey sam, my best friend next year is going to university which im delighted aboit but the thing is that the universit...

Masturbation (Blackmail)

Hi Sam. Someone who I don't know has emailed me claiming that they have footage of me masturbating. What should I do?

My friend started doing coke

Hi, my friend recently has began to take drugs, starting on weed, but has now quickly started to do cocaine, I really...

Being Asian and in the closet

Basically I’m gay and in the closet but also have very cultural, asian parents meaning if I come out, they will proba...

Is saving porn illegal?

I am 13 and I have stored porn on my PC (not underage porn). I want to know if this is against the law or not, as I s...

Transgender sex.

My boyfriend and I want to have sex. We are both transgender boys and hate our bodies. We have spoken about these kin...

Accidentally saw something bad

Hi Sam, When I was on youtube I came across a video of the bottom part of someone’s face and their top was a bit low ...

Pregnancy

hi im 17 and pregnant its hard coming to accept the fact ive got a tiny human growing inside of me. i dont believe in...

Law on explicit images

Hey Sam, I'm Annabelle. I've been worried for ages about the law against sending explicit images because boys around ...

My friend

My friend is saying she is going through a hard time at home. Im not entirely sure what to do about this situation as...

I feel pressured to have sex

I’m really worried about Saturday. I’ve been speaking to this guy from my school for about a week and we’ve seen each...

Sex and pregnancy

So i am 16 i just became sexually active and it is quite frequent. I am terrified of getting pregnant even though we ...

Internet Friends

Hello. I was wondering, how do I tell my parents about my internet friend. We’ve been talking for almost a year and I...

My friend sent me porn

my friend sent this weird frickin porn website about sex toys. It was on Instagram and it made me feel very uncomftab...

Alone after being bullied

I've been being bullied by a few girls in my friendship group for around 6 months now but stayed in the group because...