ABOUT STAMMERING

Young people

Are you looking for information or advice? Find out more here about stammering, cluttering, managing anxiety, managing teasing or bullying, top tips for helping yourself with your stammer and how to get referred to the MPC.

Are you struggling with the impact that coronavirus is having on your life at the moment? Have a look at the resources at YoungMinds (a UK charity supporting young people with mental health).

Lots of people will find that they stammer more at the moment, maybe because of uncertainty, changes in routine, crises in the family or worry. Try not to be tough on yourself and try to talk to someone about how things are.

  • What is stammering?
  • What causes stammering?
  • What about cluttering?
  • Who can I talk to?
  • What can I do to help myself?
  • How can I manage worry & anxiety?
  • What if I'm being teased or bullied?
  • How do I get referred to the MPC?
  • What is stammering?
  • What causes stammering?
  • What about cluttering?
  • Who can I talk to?
  • What can I do to help myself?
  • How can I manage worry & anxiety?
  • What if I'm being teased or bullied?
  • How do I get referred to the MPC?

Helpline

020 3316 8100

Talk with an expert.

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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Latest news

Lord Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

We were deeply saddened to hear that Lord Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks passed away on 7th November. Lord Sacks was a long-time friend of the Michael Palin centre, and great supporter of our work with children who stammer. He first became involved when the late Dr Lena Rustin was head of the Centre. Lena co-founded …

12th Oxford Dysfluency Conference

Due to COVID-19 the 12th ODC has been postponed. It will now take place from the 6th-9th January 2021 with the theme ‘Challenge and Change.’ Go to http://www.dysfluencyconference.com for more information about the programme and how to register or submit an abstract.

Richard Mintz OBE

In its early days, Richard was a trustee of the charity Association for Research into Stammering in Childhood (now Action for Stammering Children). This charity, chaired by Travers Reid, worked together with the NHS to set up the Michael Palin Centre under the leadership of Lena Rustin. The Michael Palin Centre became an internationally renowned …

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