Promoting public awareness of stammering is a key part of the BSA's mission, and we welcome informed media exposure of stammering. Please feel free to contact us.
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Media contacts at BSA
During office hours: Norbert Lieckfeldt (Chief Executive), tel 020 8983 1003, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For urgent out of hours enquiries:
contact Norbert Lieckfeldt on email@example.com.
About the British Stammering Association
The British Stammering Association (BSA), established in 1978, is a national registered charity. It is the only UK-wide charity which helps both adults and children who stammer.
The BSA provides information, help and support to all whose lives are affected by stammering.
We can put you in touch with people who stammer and others who are happy to be interviewed. We can usually find someone locally where that is required. Please contact the Media contacts above.
People who stammer can make excellent interviewees. Communication skills are more important than fluency, and of course different people have different degrees of fluency.
Language used about stammering
The way we talk is a discussion paper by BSA encouraging those writing about stammering to move away from language that perpetuates social stigma about it. For example, to re-consider calling a stammerer 'afflicted' by their stammer and instead simply a 'person who stammers'; to say a person has a 'severe or frequent' stammer rather than a 'terrible or awful' stammer.
The paper points towards positive changes in language that will help reduce stigma in society against stammering and enable people who stammer to achieve all they can.
Telling people how to contact BSA
- Helpline: 020 8880 6590 (see our helpline page)
- Website: www.stammering.org
- Address: 15 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PJ
NB: Please include our address wherever possible. Some people who stammer, including some who may particularly value what BSA has to offer, are reluctant to use the phone and may not be on the internet.
Some of our previous News Releases
- STAMWALK: BSA Chair Tim Fell walked the length of Britain, July to September 2017, to raise awareness about stammering.
- Ed Balls to help raise public awareness of stammering, 16th October 2015.
- British Public moved by Musharaf's story on Educating Yorkshire: British Stammering Association responds (pdf), 25th October 2013.
- Leading UK Employers step up to support workers who stammer (pdf), 22nd October 2013.
A particular focus for media coverage of stammering is International Stammering Awareness Day, on 22nd October each year.