The Scottish Stammering Network is a grassroots organisation, started from a single support group in 2012. Since our inception in 2012, we have become Scotland’s national charity for stammering, delivering direct support to people across the country, while also raising awareness of stammering and campaigning on key issues.
We are run entirely by a committee of unpaid trustees, who are made up of people who stammer and speech and language therapists. Here are some of our highlights from over the years.
Seven people attend focus group in Glasgow to establish interest in a new stammering support group. Regular Glasgow Support Group meetings launched soon after
Charitable status gained and Scottish Stammering Network officially launched
First-ever open days launched, offering a variety of workshops and opportunities to meet others who stammer
Work of charity recognised through a Scottish Parliamentary Motion
Featured on national tv and radio for the first time
New support groups launched in Edinburgh and Fife
Another round of open days launched
Hosted first international learning event with Michigan State University
Ladies Support Group launched
First virtual Scotland-wide support group launched
Parent/Carer of children who stammer support group launched
New website with information and resources launched