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

“The therapists are extremely friendly, warm and reassuring. They put us and our child very much at ease.”

  • 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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Online Summer Group for Young People who Stammer – Summer 2021

We are staying online for this summer’s course for young people aged 15-18 years. If you are interested in this for yourself, or if you are an SLT then look at our information about making a referral. This year’s summer online group will be one week long. You can click here to read more about our summer …

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Co-founder and Life President of Action for Stammering Children Travers was a true gentleman whose ambition and achievements have changed the lives of many thousands of children and families. First and foremost he was a devoted family man, married to Sandra for 60 years and intensely proud of his children and grandchildren.  More than 30 …

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