The Civil Service, a member of the Employers Stammering Network, is committed to providing help and guidance to all staff who have or work with someone who stammers. But it can often be difficult to know what help to give or how to approach the subject.
As everyone who stammers knows, there are many misconceptions about this complex neurological condition. Although many people would be able to recognise a stammer if they heard it, most people have no idea what is going on under the surface and how it can adversely affect working life in many ways.
To support these vital conversations the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion, and the Employers Stammering Network have co-written a guide to support employers and line managers: UnderstandingStammeringGuideforEmployersOct2017
The guide is for people who stammer, for managers and colleagues, for HR and Diversity and Inclusion teams and others to use and help open up conversations about stammering.
- Information about the obvious and the hidden aspects of stammering
- Quotes from the lived experience at work of people who stammer
- Good practice suggestions
- Facts and figures
- Resources/Sources of support
Please download and share this guide with your teams or publish it on your departmental intranets. We want to help spread this guidance as widely as possible across the Civil Service.
If you’d like to learn more about stammering or find out about support in your own department or agency, do contact one of our ambassadors who’d be more than happy to help.
We’re keen to hear your feedback so do share your stories of how you’ve used the guide. Simply comment below or contact Helen Carpenter, ESN Manager firstname.lastname@example.org