GPs and other professionals

Do you need quick key information about stammering and cluttering?

This section of the Michael Palin Centre website focuses upon:

  • What causes stammering?
  • Facts about stammering
  • Information about cluttering
  • Where can my patient get help?
GPs and other professionals

“It was empowering to be told that my instincts are good!”

  • What causes stammering?
  • Facts about stammering
  • Information about cluttering
  • Where can my patient get help?


020 3316 8100

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Get information and advice.

Our helpline is for parents or carers, children, young people or adults who stammer,  speech and language therapists, teachers, employers, GPs and other professionals.

Therapists man the helpline regularly during the week. Phone to find out when the next helpline slot is or email and a therapist will get back to you. Let us know if it is urgent.




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Richard Mintz OBE

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