Why we do what we do
We want a world where having a stammer has no impact on your ambitions.
But for the 8% of children in the UK who have a stammer, it can have a very real effect on their current and long-term mental, emotional and social well-being.
Everyday tasks that many of us take for granted – things like answering a question, talking with friends, ordering a coffee, or saying your own name – can bring with them feelings of stress, frustration, anxiety, and embarrassment.
This has to change.
Our belief is that every child should be who they want to be. Children and young people who stammer, together with their families, should be free to choose how they want to communicate. This means being able to access effective and timely support – whether that is therapy, trusted information, or helpful guidance – for those who want it.
At the same time, no one should ever feel ashamed, held back or under pressure to hide their stammer. That’s why we also work to transform attitudes and bring about lasting social change.