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Employment stammering networks

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Last updated 22nd March 2020 (part update 2nd August 2023).

Some companies, organisations and professions have a network of staff who stammer. There may be one in your employer, or you could start one up.

Employment stammering networks can provide support and networking with other employees who stammer, and may have links to management. Several were set up under the auspices of the British Stammering Association’s former Employment Stammering Network.

50 million voices

Very much including the UK, 50 Million Voices is a global initiative providing leadership to help transform the world of work for people who stutter – benefiting employers and society too. Its vision is “A world where everyone who stutters can enjoy a rewarding working life and where more employers benefit from our talents and strengths”. It launched in spring 2019.

Website www.50millionvoices.org, twitter @50millionvoices. More on my website:

Particular employers

UK Civil Service Stammering Network

A network of civil servants across the UK who champion the needs of people who stammer and are passionate about creating inclusive communications cultures across the Civil Service. More:

NHS Stammering Network

Launched spring 2021, for NHS staff who stammer and their managers and colleagues. “We provide NHS staff with support and information on stammering, including easy access to useful resources and we offer recommendations on how to support staff who stammer in the workplace.” Includes workplace mentoring, and personal stories of NHS staff who stammer. Website nhsstammeringnetwork.uk. Also NHS Stammering Network (stamma.org).

Separate from that, see on Twitter “Stuttering in medicine”: @stutteringinmed.

STAMMA Defence (Defence Stammering Network)

An internal network for stammering in the armed forces, officially recognised in UK defence policy. It is open to both military and civilian employees of UK defence. See STAMMA Defence (stamma.org). Further links:

BBC Stammering Network

Launched June 2021. See BBC Stammering Support Network (stamma.org). Also BBC launches staff stammering network (stamma.org).

Police stammering support networks

The Met Police Stammering Support Network started in April 2021: go to Met Police Stammering Support Network (stamma.org).

Sussex Police (facebook.com) also have a stammering support network, and some other forces are starting them.

Other possible employer networks

These are older articles on employer networks. You can check whether they are still running.

Particular industries or roles

A friendly and welcoming network for anyone with a stammer working in, or thinking about entering, the legal industry. It holds regular meetings and social events throughout the year. It also hopes to raise awareness of stammering within the legal industry, including around conducting interviews, assessments and working with employees who stammer. Website: www.stammeringlegal.com. (Also STAMMA Legal (stamma.org)).

STAMMA Educators

Teachers with a stammer, or teaching a child who stammers. Working in a school, nursery, or university. Started March 2022. Monthly meetings online. STAMMA Educators’ Stammering network (stamma.org).

Also New network for educators who stammer (stamma.org) and www.facebook.com/stammaeducators.

STAMMA Nuclear

Based at Sellafield: STAMMA Nuclear Stammering Network (stamma.org). Also Stammering: what it is and how an employee network is helping (gov.uk), October 2021.


STAMMA Arts Network (stamma.org) “for anyone who stammers and either works in the arts, wants to pursue a career in the industry, or who enjoys practising it non-professionally”.

Institute of Acoustics (IOA) stammering support

For professionals involved in acoustics across the UK who stammer to come together in a mutually supportive environment. Started 2022. More: Institute of Acoustics Stammering Support Network (stamma.org)

Entrepreneurs who Stammer Network

Support network for entrepreneurs, or budding entrepreneurs, who stammer. More: Entrepreneurs who Stammer Network (stamma.org).

Staff disability networks

Apart from stammering networks, any network for disabled staff at your employer may provide useful support, and getting involved in it can be great for raising awareness of stammering. See “Showing up and speaking out means you can have far more influence” (scottishstammeringnetwork.org), 2020.

More links on Employment Stammering Networks

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