SSN have made waves in parliament, in newspapers and in broadcast. Read all about our campaigns and how they've brought attention to our cause.

#HearThePerson Campaign

We launched a hard-hitting campaign showing the real effects of stammering on 12th September 2018.

The campaign, called #HearThePerson, comprised six short films and confronted some of the toughest challenges people who stammer have to face.

Stammering is often treated as a disability people are still allowed to mock, with TV and film often characterising people who stammer in a negative way.

People who stammer can receive abuse on a daily basis, which can have a significant impact on confidence and self-esteem.

The campaign aimed to educate the general public about stammering by giving individuals a voice. It had a huge success with the videos receiving hundreds of thousands of views online and widespread media coverage. You can find a select few pieces of coverage below:

The Sunday Post

The Daily Record 1 | 2 | 3

Raising Awareness on TV and Radio

James Stewart, Chairperson and Trustee for Scottish Stammering Network, outside the BBC Studios in Glasgow

Our Chairperson, James Stewart took part in a BBC Radio Scotland broadcast on International Stammering Awareness Day 2019. Appearing on the Kaye Adams Show, he represented SSN and spoke about the work we do.

You can also view this clip of James Stewart on STV News talking about the work of our charity and how stammering affects people.

Newspaper Articles

James Stewart, Chairperson features in the Herald about what it feels like to have a stammer.

Cheryl King featured in Fife Today about setting up Fife Support Group.

Parliamentary Work

An important part of our campaigning work is to keep elected officials up to date with what we are doing to raise the profile of stammering. Here we have some examples of our work.

If you want to help our mission, please contact your local representatives and ask them to like and follow the Scottish Stammering Network on their social media feeds.

Scottish Parliament Visit 2019

Cheryl King, trustee, and Fife Support Group host, along with Alasdair Coupar, Young Persons Ambassador were invited to meet with Kirkcaldy local MSP David Torrance at Holyrood on Saturday 29th June 2019.  The purpose of the meeting was to gain support from the MSP’s to back the Scottish Stammering Network and a Young Person’s Educational motion. Unfortunately, as the 29th June was the 20th birthday of the Scottish Parliament, the Queen decided to make a visit too! Unfortunately, as Cheryl nor Alasdair were properly security cleared, the meeting was cut decidedly short! However, David Torrance MSP has agreed to sponsor an event at Holyrood for the committee members of the Scottish Stammering Network. Covid-19 has put this on hold for the time being – but watch this space!