Finding Our Voices

Finding Our Voices is an online community which started up in August 2014 as a quarterly magazine. It has helpful and inspiring articles relating to selective mutism; the anxiety disorder which is estimated to be as common as autism, but is a lot lesser known.

All articles in the magazine and on the website blog are either written by myself or sent in by people who have first hand experience of the disorder. If you would like to contribute please go to the I Want To Help page for more details.


Latest Blog Posts


Wear Blue For SM Awareness

Oct 29 2017
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Hypnotherapy

Oct 14 2017
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Sorry, it’s been a while… Is it safe to come out of hiding?

Apr 02 2017
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Diary of a young SM’er

Oct 16 2016
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Selective Mutism Awareness Month – So Far!

Oct 14 2016
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Selective Mutism Awareness


You are not alone

To all those who are struggling with SM right now: You are not weird, stubborn, rude or dumb. You are your own person, you are unique but you are not alone; we can get through it together.

Helping Raise Awareness

Awareness of selective mutism is slowly growing amongst the general public and professionals. There have been TV programmes, articles in national newspapers and various groups and people on social media helping to raise awareness of the disorder – I hope to do the same with Finding Our Voices.

Finding out about the disorder is the biggest step in getting help and overcoming it.

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"I find the magazine extremely informative. Great stories and great referencing. It really makes you feel 'not alone'!"

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"Your magazine really impressed me. After I read it I didn't feel so alone anymore."

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"Really interesting and helpful articles. Well done Elizabeth and Donna too! I loved your pieces. Looking forward to the next issue already."

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"I have really enjoyed writing pieces for this and I hope even more people will join in next time"

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"What a brilliant magazine, so much hard work, creativity and love has gone into this - it will be an inspiration for so many people. Wishing you good luck and huge amounts of energy to produce many more issues!"

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"It looks amazing! The first thing I went straight to was the article Lizzie wrote about our meet up... Definitely brought a tear to my eye reading how much it helped her!"

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"It is so professionally done, really informative"

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"Wonderful! Awesome! Fantastic! I wish I could have read something like this when we first encountered SM! You've helped so many with this magazine. What are you doing is so very important!"

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"This is amazing!"

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"I got your magazine today, it's awesome! Thank you so much"

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"I recommend you for your hard work in 'spreading the word' about SM. I am encouraged by the rise of interest in the condition over the 21 years of SMIRA's existence, which, I am sure, is due, in no small part, to the efforts of the organisation in raising the profile of this disorder. The more ways that people can learn about it, the better."