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Ask Sam – Childline

Ask Sam - Childline

Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.

You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.


Ask Sam

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.

You can ask me about anything you want, there's nothing too big or small. I read every single letter but I can only answer a few each week. My replies are published here on my page.

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.


Who is this aimed at?

Anyone under 19 years old in the UK



This is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



This is available online.



This is free for all children to access.


How to get involved

Need help straight away?

You can talk privately to a counsellor online or call 0800 1111 for free.

To write your letter, please Visit the Ask Sam a Question page on the Childline website


Contact details

Phone: 0800 1111

In an emergency phone: 999

For more ways to get support, please Visit the Get Support page on the Childline website


For further information 

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