Young people

Who can I talk to?

It can be tough having a stammer and it may feel as though it’s hard to talk about it with anyone. But it’s important to tell someone if you are finding things hard going, especially if your stammer is affecting how you think or feel about yourself and your life.  If you are a young person who stammers and you want to talk to someone then check out the Michael Palin Centre helpline or think about opening up more to a parent, teacher or therapist that you know. It’s the way to get the help you want.

 

Call the Michael Palin Centre helpline

020 3316 8100

Call in and find out when a therapist will be available.

Say if you need to speak to someone urgently so that you can be put through to a therapist straight away if necessary.

Or email: [email protected]

Call the Stamma helpline on 0808 802 0002 or talk to them on webchat.

Weekdays 10am-12pm, 6pm – 8pm

Talk with your parent, teacher, speech and language therapist or GP

If you have a speech and language therapist they may be able to offer you some sessions.

Any of them can refer you to the Michael Palin Centre if you would like that.

If you are 16 or over and living in the UK and you would like to come to an assessment at the MPC you can refer yourself here.

    REFERRAL TYPE (required)

    CHILD OR YOUNG PERSON

    Gender (required)

    PARENT 1

    Title [e.g. Mr., Ms., Mrs., Dr., etc.]:

    PARENT 2

    Title [e.g. Mr., Ms., Mrs., Dr., etc.]:

    PARENT 3

    Title [e.g. Mr., Ms., Mrs., Dr., etc.]:

    PARENT 4

    Title [e.g. Mr., Ms., Mrs., Dr., etc.]:

    PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

    Both parents are required to attend the consultation for children up to 16 years old.

    If your child is over 16 please tell us if you would like to have a parent session.

    I would like a parent session

    Who has parental responsibility?

    Parents' status
    TogetherSeparatedDivorced

    Would you like to attend together or separately?
    TogetherSeparately

    Please provide name(s) of other partners to be invited and enter their details in PARENT 2, 3 and/or 4 section

    SIBLINGS (names and ages). Siblings are not invited to the assessment.

    SCHOOL/NURSERY

    School name

    School address

    School post code

    School headteacher

    School telephone

    School email

    FAMILY DOCTOR

    GP name

    GP address

    GP telephone number

    GP email

    YOUR LOCAL NHS TRUST

    Name

    EMERGENCY CONTACT

    Name and number of the person we would contact if there were an emergency while you were at the Centre.

    Name

    Telephone number

    NHS SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST

    Name

    Address

    Post code

    Telephone number

    NHS Trust

    Email address

    When seen (currently or past)

    NHS SLT Manager (to be completed by SLT)

    INDEPENDENT SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST

    Name

    Address

    Post code

    Telephone number

    Email address

    When seen (currently or past)

    ETHNICITY

    Child (required)

    If you / your child has identified as "other" in any way, please enter further details below

    Parent 1 (required)

    Parent 2

    Parent 3

    Parent 4

    LANGUAGES SPOKEN

    Child

    Parent(s)

    Does your child need an interpreter? (required)
    YesNo

    Does the parent / do the parents need an interpreter? (required)
    YesNo

    STAMMERING

    Onset of stammer

    Has it changed since then?

    When do they stammer more?

    When does it happen less?

    Do you have any idea(s) about why your child started to stammer?

    Any other members of the extended family who stammer now or used to stammer?

    What does your child do when they stammer?

    How do you refer to the problem when talking to your child?

    REASON FOR REFERRAL

    Advice and guidance to support local therapyIndividual therapy at the Michael Palin CentreGroup therapy at the Michael Palin Centre (ages 10 to 18 years)

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    SPEECH AND LANGUAGE ASSESSMENTS

    Please send copies of reports to:

    Administrator
    The Michael Palin Centre
    13-15 Pine Street
    London EC1R 0JG

    Previous therapy and progress

    Up-to-date language assessment (for SLT referrals)

    Additional needs (e.g. medical, social, educational, emotional)

    Other professionals involved (e.g. CAMHS, Occupational Therapy, Social Services)

    Any other information

    RESEARCH (for parents)

    Occasionally at the Michael Palin Centre we conduct research studies to investigate stammering. If you would like to receive information about research studies in which you and/or your child can participate then please indicate below. You do not have to commit or participate in any of the studies. You can withdraw from receiving this information at any time without giving any reason.

    Would you like to receive information?

    YesNo

    NAME OF REFERRER

    Contact details if different from above (name is required)

    If you would like a printed copy of your completed referral form, please hit ctrl + ‘p’ (on a PC) or cmd + ‘p’ (on a Mac) before you click submit/send.

    You will receive an automated email to confirm that your referral has been received.

    If you are under 16 and living in the UK and you would like to come to an assessment clinic then ask a parent, carer, teacher, speech and language therapist or your GP to refer you.

      REFERRAL TYPE (required)

      CHILD OR YOUNG PERSON

      Gender (required)

      PARENT 1

      Title [e.g. Mr., Ms., Mrs., Dr., etc.]:

      PARENT 2

      Title [e.g. Mr., Ms., Mrs., Dr., etc.]:

      PARENT 3

      Title [e.g. Mr., Ms., Mrs., Dr., etc.]:

      PARENT 4

      Title [e.g. Mr., Ms., Mrs., Dr., etc.]:

      PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

      Both parents are required to attend the consultation for children up to 16 years old.

      If your child is over 16 please tell us if you would like to have a parent session.

      I would like a parent session

      Who has parental responsibility?

      Parents' status
      TogetherSeparatedDivorced

      Would you like to attend together or separately?
      TogetherSeparately

      Please provide name(s) of other partners to be invited and enter their details in PARENT 2, 3 and/or 4 section

      SIBLINGS (names and ages). Siblings are not invited to the assessment.

      SCHOOL/NURSERY

      School name

      School address

      School post code

      School headteacher

      School telephone

      School email

      FAMILY DOCTOR

      GP name

      GP address

      GP telephone number

      GP email

      YOUR LOCAL NHS TRUST

      Name

      EMERGENCY CONTACT

      Name and number of the person we would contact if there were an emergency while you were at the Centre.

      Name

      Telephone number

      NHS SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST

      Name

      Address

      Post code

      Telephone number

      NHS Trust

      Email address

      When seen (currently or past)

      NHS SLT Manager (to be completed by SLT)

      INDEPENDENT SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST

      Name

      Address

      Post code

      Telephone number

      Email address

      When seen (currently or past)

      ETHNICITY

      Child (required)

      If you / your child has identified as "other" in any way, please enter further details below

      Parent 1 (required)

      Parent 2

      Parent 3

      Parent 4

      LANGUAGES SPOKEN

      Child

      Parent(s)

      Does your child need an interpreter? (required)
      YesNo

      Does the parent / do the parents need an interpreter? (required)
      YesNo

      STAMMERING

      Onset of stammer

      Has it changed since then?

      When do they stammer more?

      When does it happen less?

      Do you have any idea(s) about why your child started to stammer?

      Any other members of the extended family who stammer now or used to stammer?

      What does your child do when they stammer?

      How do you refer to the problem when talking to your child?

      REASON FOR REFERRAL

      Advice and guidance to support local therapyIndividual therapy at the Michael Palin CentreGroup therapy at the Michael Palin Centre (ages 10 to 18 years)

      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      SPEECH AND LANGUAGE ASSESSMENTS

      Please send copies of reports to:

      Administrator
      The Michael Palin Centre
      13-15 Pine Street
      London EC1R 0JG

      Previous therapy and progress

      Up-to-date language assessment (for SLT referrals)

      Additional needs (e.g. medical, social, educational, emotional)

      Other professionals involved (e.g. CAMHS, Occupational Therapy, Social Services)

      Any other information

      RESEARCH (for parents)

      Occasionally at the Michael Palin Centre we conduct research studies to investigate stammering. If you would like to receive information about research studies in which you and/or your child can participate then please indicate below. You do not have to commit or participate in any of the studies. You can withdraw from receiving this information at any time without giving any reason.

      Would you like to receive information?

      YesNo

      NAME OF REFERRER

      Contact details if different from above (name is required)

      If you would like a printed copy of your completed referral form, please hit ctrl + ‘p’ (on a PC) or cmd + ‘p’ (on a Mac) before you click submit/send.

      You will receive an automated email to confirm that your referral has been received.

      Remember

      People who know you well may not understand the way that stammering is affecting you.

      Help them to understand it more by telling them what it’s like for you.

      You can get help.

      Young people
      THE MICHAEL PALIN CENTER HELPLINE

      Sometimes you just need someone to talk to

      HELPLINE

      Sometimes you just need someone to talk to

      Our Helpline, 020 3316 8100, is open during office hours (9am-5pm) and voicemail messages can be left when the office is closed.

      “I don’t feel alone now. I have been listened to and honestly feel like my child will benefit going forward.”

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