The STAMMA Educators' Stammering Network aims to raise awareness of stammering within schools and universities.
The network wants to make schools a supportive space for people who stammer, where both teachers and pupils who stammer thrive in an environment of understanding.
Group founder Bhupinder Purewal said, "I decided to set up the network after struggling with a lack of confidence at the beginning of my teaching career. I felt as if those I worked alongside lacked basic knowledge around stammering, which affected my self-esteem and caused me to feel isolated.
'Our aim for this network is to not only raise awareness of stammering within education, but also to provide support and resources for teachers and pupils who stammer. Whether you work in education or just feel passionately about making a step change in education for people who stammer, we would love for you to join us!"
The group currently meets on Zoom on the third Tuesday of each month to chat about experiences and discuss projects to raise stammering awareness within education.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details or to reach out if you have any questions.
The Network has created a campaign encouraging people to hold talks about stammering in schools. Read all about the 'Let's Get Talking' campaign and find out how to get resources to help you.
Read Bhupinder's article 'How teaching helped me embrace my stammer' in our Your Voice section.