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Communities & Groups

Connect with other people who stammer or parents of children who stammer. Find a support or social group, a workplace network or international community.

On this page:      

Why join a stammering community?
Local groups list  
Facebook support forums  
Groups for families & children      
Special interest groups (online)  
Workplace & professional networks   
International communities  
Networks for speech & language therapists   
Tell us about/start a community     
Concerns & complaints

Explore how we prioritise safety, support and inclusivity of every group through our Code of Conduct and policies

Why join a stammering community?

Meeting with others who share your experiences could be the best thing you do. 

Some groups focus on peer support and offer the chance to work on your speech or self-confidence. Others arrange casual social meet-ups in cafes or pubs, or go for country walks. There are also professional networks for people working in the same industry. And you can see which companies have networks for staff who stammer. Plus there are groups where parents can share their experiences.

Whatever the focus, stammering communities provide a safe space to connect with others who 'get it'.

Read 'The Power of Community', a blog post from our Communities & Campaigns Manager.

Local groups

These are in-person groups unless stated otherwise. For online meetings, see our Online Events Calendar.

Belfast       
Birmingham       
Brighton & Hove       
Bristol       
Cambridge (hybrid in-person/online)       
Cardiff & South Wales       
Coventry       
Doncaster (hybrid in-person/online, open to anyone, anywhere)  
Edinburgh (powered by the Scottish Stammering Network)      
Essex       
Fife (powered by the Scottish Stammering Network) 
Glasgow (powered by the Scottish Stammering Network) 
Hertfordshire (North)       
Leeds       
Lincolnshire: Grimsby, Cleethorpes & Scunthorpe       
Liverpool       
London, Central       
London, North   
London Kings Speakers (Toastmasters)       
Manchester       
Norwich       
Nottingham   
Oxford       
Peak District (STAMMA Striders walking group)       
Sheffield       
South East (of England)      
Stevenage       
Taunton       
Warrington       
Wokingham & Reading       
Wyre & Fylde Parents Group

Facebook support forums

The STAMMA — Space for Stammering (Our own group moderated by STAMMA staff and volunteers)      
STAMMA at Work (For support in the workplace)        
Stand Up to Stammering

Groups for families & children

The STAMMA Parent2Parent Support Group (online)   
The STAMMA Minecraft Club (online, for ages 7-14)   
UK Peer to Peer Facebook Support Group for Parents of Children who Stammer    
Young People 5-16 (& their parents) Group (online)   
Wyre & Fylde Parents Group (in-person)

Special interest groups (online)

Adults New to Stammering (For adults who have recently started stammering)      
Adults Online Support
LGBTQ+ Safe Space
Men's Online Group       
Stammering and Spirituality Safe Space    
University Students Who Stutter       
Women Who Stammer

Workplace & professional networks

Here's a list of support communities for people who stammer in different industries. You can also see which companies have staff stammering networks. Could you set one up in your workplace or industry? Email Vee at communities@stamma.org for details.

BBC Stammering Support Network       
Civil Service Stammering Network       
Entrepreneurs who Stammer Network       
Hertfordshire County Council Staff Network  
Institute of Acoustics Stammering Support Network       
Met Police Stammering Network       
NHS Stammering Network       
STAMMA Arts       
STAMMA Defence       
STAMMA Educators       
STAMMA Legal       
STAMMA Nuclear       
Stammerers Through University Consultancy

International Communities

50 Million Voices. An international network with the goal of transforming the world of work for people who stammer. 
International Stuttering Association (ISA). An organisation made up of national associations for people who stammer. See their list of member associations around the world. 
Stamily. Stories, blogs and videos aimed at bringing people who stammer together. 
Stutter Social. A Google Hangout where you can chat with a group of people from around the world. You need a Google+ account to take part. Check out their Facebook page too
Scottish Stammering Network. A charity providing free support groups (see above) and open days for people in Scotland. Check out their Facebook page too
World Stuttering Network. An organisation 'driven to seek out fresh ideas, effective methods and useful resources, then share them with the world!'.

We're updating this list so if you'd like to be featured, reach out to us — email communities@stamma.org 

Networks for speech & language therapists

Below are STAMMA-run networks for speech & language therapists (SLTs):

The SLT Peer Support Network    
The SLT Academics Network

Tell us about/start a community

Do you run a community? Tell us about it and we'll promote it here. If there's nothing near you, why not start one yourself? It doesn't have to take lot of effort. See Start A Stammering Community or email Vee at communities@stamma.org. She can help!

Concerns & complaints

If you have any concerns about something to do with a particular group, or if you believe you have been contacted improperly by someone from a group, let us know. Fill in our Feedback form.

Code of conduct & policies

We want to make sure each group is safe, feels well-supported, is run effectively and fosters an inclusive environment for all. We encourage all the groups listed on this page to sign up to our Code of Conduct and policies.

You will shortly be able to see which groups have signed up to these basic principles and actions. In the meantime, Vee, our Communities & Campaigns Manager, is happy to provide more details about a particular group if you are interested. Email communities@stamma.org 

DBS checks

It is only lawful for STAMMA to run DBS/Access NI checks on group facilitators working with those who are classed as vulnerable within safeguarding guidelines. For this reason, facilitators running STAMMA groups for children undergo DBS/Access NI checks. Where under 18s attend meetings for groups primarily targeted at adults, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in line with STAMMA's Safeguarding Policy for communities.

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