SM awareness month is here!


So, it’s arrived. The month where we can make that little extra effort to help raise awareness of selective mutism – in our own way, doing whatever feels comfortable. I’m going to try and post, tweet and share as much as possible about SM so feel free to re-post, re-tweet and re-share, or to post your own comments!

How can I join in?

The answer to this is however you want to! Here’s a few ideas to get you started:

  • Join in with Finding Our Voices #MoreThanQuiet campaign – let everyone know who you are behind the SM. It could be sharing something that has happened to you, something you’re proud of, your favourite hobbies, interests, music, colour or food. Keep an eye out on the Finding Our Voices Twitter and Facebook for ideas over the coming weeks
  • Post about SM on social media – either by sharing posts or by commenting yourself. What does it feel like to have SM? How has it effected you? How can people help?
  • Join in with SMIRA’s #MakeaNoise4SM campaign – see their Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/Makeanoise4SM
  • Print out information on SM and hand it out or post it into your local doctors, shops, schools and clubs (there will be an info poster in the next issue of Finding Our Voices)
  • Use a banner about SM on your social media profile. You can make your own or use this one below from the SM Space Cafe Facebook group

I2 Awareness month


 

Meet Guinness.

He is the world’s largest sock monkey, weighing two and a half stone, measuring 2.19 metres tall (10ft 6 inches) and made out of 66 socks! He will be popping up now and then throughout the awareness month with different messages about SM. If you see him, please share and help him raise awareness!

Sock Monkey Msg1

 

 

Here’s to the month ahead!

#MoreThanQuiet      #SelectiveMutism


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