Combined STAMMA Conference & ISA World Congress 2022 to be held in Liverpool
STAMMA, the British Stammering Association, are delighted to announce that they will be hosting the 2022 International Stuttering Association (ISA) World Congress in Liverpool. This will be combined with STAMMA’s own biennial conference. The conference will be held on 24th-28th of August 2022 at the University of Liverpool.
Breaking stigmas, battling taboos, and exploring new, exciting understandings of stammering
It’s not uncommon for a person who stammers to have not spoken to another stammerer and for them to feel alone, not understood or even feel that they need to hide their stammer from society. A group of stammerers want to change this and have come together to organise an event focused on celebrating stammering.
Stammering makes BBC news headlines
Stammering made headline news last night as Stamma member and reporter Felicity Baker made her debut report for BBC News, with an item about stammering and Joe Biden.
BIDEN: A PRESIDENT WITH A STAMMER
The ascendency to one of the most powerful positions in the world by someone with a stammer is historic. Equivalent to seeing the first women President, the first disabled President, the first black President, something to celebrate.
Wikimedia Adds Their Voice to Stamma's #FindTheRightWords Campaign
Today, on International Stammering Awareness Day, we are delighted to welcome support from Wikimedia for our 'Find the Right Words Campaign'. We've been working with the agency VMLYR and the community at Wikipedia to edit the entries describing people who stammer, to make the language neutral and less damaging. We have released a short video, with a voiceover by Scroobius Pip, who stammers himse
Kelly Brown Becomes a Patron of Stamma, The British Stammering Association
In the run up to International Stammering Awareness Day, 22nd October, Stamma are delighted to welcome a new Patron, Scottish rugby union coach and former player, Kelly Brown.
STAMMA & WIKIPEDIA TEAM UP TO LAUNCH GLOBAL CAMPAIGN TACKLING THE HARMFUL LANGUAGE AROUND STAMMERING
In the lead up to International Stammering Awareness Day on 22nd October, we have launched a new global campaign in partnership with Wikipedia and VMLY&R. Find the Right Words aims to change public perception and tackle the harmful language around stammering. Watch the film here, featuring Scroobius Pip here : https://youtu.be/DUwPV4hM3eg
STAMMERING: EDITORAL GUIDELINES
Ahead of International Stammering Awareness Day Stamma are urging the media and key influencers to help create change and understanding around stammering by avoiding the trap of talking about 'overcoming a stammer'. Stammering is how some people talk.
Stamma shortlisted for Third Sector Excellence Awards
Stamma has been shortlisted in four categories for the Third Sector Excellence Awards 2020
First Ever Webchat Service Launched for People Who Stammer as Dysfluency increases under Lockdown
Stamma have launched a new webchat service, at a time when the charity’s services are needed more than ever. Their research shows that lockdown has resulted in increased disfluency in 38% of their members who stammer, and 58% of parents report that their child is stammering during this crisis.
Swipe Right with Stamma this Valentine's Day
National Charity works with Agency VMLY&R to create unique messages of declaration.
Over 1.5 Million GB Adults Believe They Stammer
Recent survey suggests number is more than double than previously believed as National Charity calls for more representation within the media.
Remembering BSA Patron Nicholas Parsons CBE
Communications Director Kate Dickson remembers Nicholas Parsons CBE, one of our longest-standing Patrons, who passed away aged 96.