The Jersey Stammering Support Group was formed in November 2015 for people in Jersey (and occasionally elsewhere) with a stammer. The aim of the group is to provide a friendly and supportive environment where people with a stammer can talk about their speech amongst people with similar issues and experiences.
The group meets once a month, usually on a Saturday morning between 11am and 1pm, and is open to anybody who would like to come. Even if you don't have a stammer yourself, you may have friends or relatives who do, and there is still a benefit to finding out more about the support available.
Meetings usually consist of general conversation, but with some exercises such as mock phone calls, ordering from a menu and whatever the attendees feel would be beneficial. As the group is still small the agenda is largely dependent on who is there on the day.
Occasionally one of the local Speech Therapists will attend, but the group itself is run by people with a stammer and is designed to encourage people into the group without pressuring them into attending. It is entirely up to the individual if they come for the full two hours or just pop in and say hi. There is also no expectation that anyone has to say or do anything they do not feel comfortable doing. We want to help and support people with a stammer, and this group is just an option should they wish to pursue it.
Last but certainly not least, there is always tea and coffee, and the occasional biscuit!
For more details, check out the Facebook page, or send an email to the address listed above.