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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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Prescription Medication

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

I sent nudes

hi im 15 i sent nudes to a boy who i thought really liked me and now he keeps asking me to send again and i keep refu...

drinking

me and my friends alwyas go out drinking and we are 13 and my mates keep passing out and going to hospital and i thin...

Porn addiction

hi im experiencing a porn addiction. i feel very trapped. i associate porn and masturbation with a good feeling and t...

My gender

I am 14 years of age I'm struggling with my gender identity I am female at birth but I feel more male than female I h...

I feel ugly sometimes.

Hi Sam I am struggling at the moment with my confidence. Sometimes i feel like I look pretty and then i see other gir...

Is Stuttering a disability?

Hey, so I was in my French lesson last Friday and I heard my teacher say something about how stuttering is a disabili...

Transgender male to female

Hi, i am male to female transgender. Can you please give me advice about next steps for me, I have 'come out' to my f...

ADD Testing?

Hey Sam, I don't want to self diagnose myself with anything but I'm pretty sure I have a lot of the symptoms for ADD ...

Boy Questions

Hi Sam, ​ I am currently not seeking extreme help but wondered if you could answer my questions.... ​ As a year 7 in ...

Penis size

Hi im 15 and go to a normal school just like everyme else but i feel like when my friends get girlfriends and talk ab...

My breasts :(

For a 13 year old girl my boobs are bigger than most girls my age, I have a double D cup size and I recently got into...

My teeth

Hi Sam! A kinda embarrassing thing but I’ve not brushed my teeth in almost 10 years and I really want to start brushi...

Psrioriasis

i have had psrioriasis since i was 8 years old( im now 13 ) and i really hate it i feel ashamed of it i try hiding it...

Body image

i feel really disgusting about my body and i am definitely not body positive can you help ?

Transgender

i have always preferred being a girl to a boy and love crossdressing, my parents do not like it. They threaten to tak...

Alcohol

Hello I’m gonna make this short and sweet I like alcohol a lot And although I don’t drink too much as I’m only thirte...

Sleep Paralysis

Hello, I have been experiencing regular sleep paralysis. I am not sure if you are aware of this (I've spoken to child...

My back acne

hi sam im 16 and i have horrible painful acne kn my back and have had for 3-4 years i have acne im my face but i have...

Fear of dentist

Hello, I havent been to the dentist for a while, yesterday my mum said that she is considering taking me there cause ...