A new self help group has been setup at NUIG (National University of Ireland, Galway). The group will meet for the first time on October 13th.
Support group for People Who Stutter (PWS)
This support group is for people who stutter (or stammer if you prefer), to discuss issues around stuttering, as well as providing mutual support. As a PWS myself, I know how stuttering can be embarrassing and difficult to live with. However, meeting with others who stutter can make it easier to manage – and who knows you might even enjoy yourself too!
If you would like to attend the support group, just turn up, there’s no need to call ahead.
If you’d like to talk to a group member before you attend, let us know and we’ll put you in touch. Contact James at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some comments from people who attend support groups:
• “Before coming to the support group I very rarely spoke about my stammer, now I find it easier and it helps my confidence. It’s so much better to have it out in the open. Talking always HELPS!”
• It’s very helpful to meet up with other people who stammer and to exchange experiences and feelings. It’s important to know that there are other people who have felt the same way.”
• Facing up to your stammering and working on improving your relationship with it takes a long time, so it is great to have a regular meeting to chart your progress [as well as] receive and offer support.”
• I have learned that I am not the only one with this problem, this gives me a little bit of confidence.”
People who stammer are individuals. We all have our own thoughts about stammering, and we have all had our own unique experiences of being a person who stammers.