In the UK,150,000 children and young people stammer. A stammer can make young people feel isolated and vulnerable, and often they're not aware that help is available, and that they are not alone. For hundreds of people every year, our helpline provides much-needed reassurance and practical advice.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018
Registered Charity in England and Wales (801171)
Many children and young people who stammer, don't know anyone else with a stammer. Young people who stammer are often unsure of what to do (is there help for this? Is this normal?) Moreover, their parents, siblings, friends and teachers often don't know what they can do to help. They need a free, readily available information service that can respond to their concerns and needs, and provide them with guidance regarding available therapy, and connect them to the specialists who can help.
Our national helpline is open to anyone who needs help with stammering - parents, young people, teachers and local therapists. There will always be a sympathetic voice on the line to deal with any general concerns. Should more technical information be needed, then a specialist Speech and Language Therapist can provide help. Where appropriate callers can make appointments for therapy sessions. In short, the helpline is the first port of call and a lifeline for people concerned about stammering.
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