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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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  • 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 counsellor for free on 0800 1111.

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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Being forced to marry

Dear Sam, I am a Muslim and I will be forced into a marriage in 2 years, they verbally abuse me and on rare occasions...

Previous abusive relationship

Hi, I have recently (in the past 6 months) gotten out of an abusive relationship. I was subject to verbal, physical, ...

Bully is trying to befriend me

Hi Sam, I have been bullied multiple times by two girls on my class both face to face and over text. It’s all stopped...

The uprise in murders

Dear Sam, Hello, i am writing to you today because lately i have felt like i can’t go outside my house because if i d...

How I'm feeling

hi sam im writing to you for some advice..... ive been in care a year and a half now,,,, i was put into care due to m...

Bullying at work

I’m 16 and recently got a new job. I feel like my manager is picking on me because of my mental health and me being v...

Made a mistake

hi. i have been really silly and sent some messages to girls that I wish I could take back. school have found out and...

My drink was spiked

hey, i dont know what to do! i was going to a party when my drink was spiked. i dont remember anything just what i ha...

My mum abusing me

hi, so everyday either my mum or my dad will hit me. already this moring i have been punched slapped and bitten more ...

Cyber Bullying

Hi, im currently having a few problems over social media. recently a girl i know made an account on a website with th...

Bullying

Dear Sam, I have a friend in school who has moved from Greece, were both in year 10 and he doesn’t have many friends....

been sexual abused at 11

Hi Sam I need some advise please, these boys at my school have been touching me in places that I don't wanna be touch...

Physical Abuse

Dear Sam, I am now 14 years old, but when I was younger, about 7 or 8 I think, me and my younger brother got beaten u...

Bullying

hello im really stressed because im from romania and i ve been to england for 3 years.i dont have the accent and so m...

Police Questioning Troubles

Hello Sam, I’ve found myself in a predicament that I’m not sure how to deal with. The police have recently gotten inv...