This section of the Michael Palin Centre website will help you to: find out more about stammering, get up-to-date research, learn about key messages for parents and young people, and to learn about cluttering.

Read on for more information about:

  • What is stammering?
  • Facts and causes
  • Cluttering
  • How to get help from the MPC

“I think other children should come here because it’s a really nice place and they could help you.”

  • What is stammering?
  • Facts and causes
  • Cluttering
  • How to get help from the MPC


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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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