The Finding Our Voices selective mutism magazine is free so please take a look – the issues are listed below to download (these will open as a pdf).

Submissions:The next issue is due out early October 2016. If you would like to contribute to future issues or to the website please send it in to contact@findingourvoices.co.uk

Latest Issue!

Finding Our Voices Issue 5

Published October 2015

In this issue:

  • Selective Mutism Network – Interview with Angel from the SMN
  • The world’s largest sock monkey! – Find out more about him and how he is going to be helping raise awareness of SM
  • Hush – Interview with author Sara Marshall-Ball about her novel featuring a character with selective mutism
  • October SM awareness month – What you are doing to help raise awareness, along with Finding Our Voices #MoreThanQuiet campaign
  • Lots of Smiles – Anna writes about their family’s journey with SM

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Previous Issues

Finding Our Voices Issue 4

Published May 2015

In this issue:

  • Art Therapy – A brief guide on art therapy and the exhibition featuring art by a young person with SM, plus the amazing artwork sent in from the readers
  • How to survive… A summer holiday –Heavy suitcases, strange places, new faces; no wonder some of us struggle with holidays but it doesn’t have to be that way
  • Why Boris? – Joanna tells us about sensory stories
  • Research –Selective Mutism in Adults: An exploratory study
  •  SMIRA Conference –The talks, the information, and meeting others with SM for the first time
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Finding Our Voices Issue 3

Published February 2015

In this issue:

  • SM training and awareness
    Two adults who have experienced SM firsthand take on the challenge of doing some awareness training
    Plus: training days for parents, teachers and professionals by Maggie Johnson
  •  Interview with Joe Powell, National Director of All Wales People FirstJoe talks about his ‘non-verbal’ years, gaining employment with a learning disability and living with Aspergers’ Syndrome
  • How to survive a driving test (even if you fail)
  • Interview with the Selective Mutism Foundation
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Previous Issues

Finding Our Voices Issue 2

Published November 2014

In this issue:

  • Interview with Nathan Carpenter – the 16 year old with SM who has bravely entered a singing competition
  • Research by Victoria Roe on older children/teenagers with SM
  • SM in the Book World – we look at books recently published about SM
  • Interview with the Selective Mutism Group
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Finding Our Voices Issue 1

Published August 2014

Our first ever issue of Finding Our Voices! In this issue:

  • Interview with SMIRA (Selective Mutism Information and Research Association)
  • Your SM Experience – Donna tells us her story with SM
  • SM Meet Ups – Lizzie writes about how she met a fellow SM sufferer for the first time and how it helped her
  • How to survive… A social situation
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