Therapy for 15-18s

Summer group at the MPC

Meet other people who stammer, build your confidence and start seeing the changes you want in your life.

Find out how to refer yourself (if you are 16+) or how to refer a young person here.

  • explore skills that may help you to manage moments of stammering with more ease
  • explore the idea of being more open about stammering to see whether this could be helpful
  • learn skills from psychology to help you manage anxiety about stammering more effectively and become more resilient
  • learn how to communicate confidently and effectively, connect with others and say what you want to say
  • try things out in a fun and friendly environment and decide which skills work best for you
  • have visits from people who stammer so you can hear about and be inspired by their experience
  • meet others your own age who stammer and work on things together keeping it relevant to the issues you face

The important stuff:

  • a unique programme developed by the MPC and run for over 30 years
  • held once a year (usually last 2 weeks of July)
  • daily from Monday – Friday
  • 10am – 3.30 pm each day (being there every day is a must!)
  • maximum group size: 10 (sometimes 2 groups run side-by-side so we can keep the groups relatively small)
  • an entirely separate, optional but recommended, one-day workshop for parents
  • four follow-up meetings over one year
  • additional individual sessions (face-to-face or online) for one year if you want extra help
  • up to 10 charitably-funded returners sessions per person after your year has finished
  • available to young people living in Camden or Islington, young people living elsewhere subject to NHS funding being approved or to families wishing to pay privately.
  • when NHS funding is not agreed the MPC applies for charitable funding to support attendance on this course.

The next course is:

  • 15th-26th July 2024 (places available).
  • This will be a face-to-face group, held at the Michael Palin Centre.

What people have said:

“I could not have asked for anything more! This has been a life-changing experience for me. I feel like I have turned a page or maybe 5 pages. I feel like I am a different person. I have learnt that I shouldn’t feel bad about myself, even if I have days where I am less fluent, that is okay.  The friendships I have made are unforgettable and whole thing has been really positive. Thank you for all your help.”  Eddie, 2018.

I found the course inspiring and exciting and I found out a lot about myself too. Knowing that it’s not just about fluency but a lot of other things as well really helped. Anyone thinking of going on the course shouldn’t be scared – they should be excited because everyone is really nice.” Joseph, 2016.

I learned that confidence in yourself is the key!” Ollie 2016.

Listen to Brandon talking about coming to the summer group.

Therapy for 15-18s

Sometimes you just need someone to talk to


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.

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