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The Tourettes Action Blog

The Tourettes Action blog gives people with Tourette Syndrome (TS) a space to talk about how the condition affects them. We hope that by explaining what life is really like to have or to live with someone who has TS, we can fight the stigma about the condition.

If you would like to write about your experiences of TS, we would love to hear from you. Please email us to find out more and discuss what you might like to write about.


  • 14 Year old Tayla-Leigh opens up about her struggles with TS and just how much TeenFest 2018 meant to her.

    Since I was little I have been in and out of hospital having tests to try and diagnose what was wrong with me. I was diagnosed with TS on the 13th of June 2017 after having tics for 2 years. No one around me could understand I couldn't help the tics and I kept getting told to stop messing about.

    Posted Tue 14th Aug 2018 at 10:33
    by Tayla-Leigh Hayes

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  • How home education changed our lives!

    Posted Thu 9th Aug 2018 at 07:00
    by Dani Tasker

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  • TeenFEST - what a weekend!

    Tourettes Action's Office Manager Pippa, reflects on TeenFEST - a weekend event recently held for young people aged 14-18.

    Posted Wed 8th Aug 2018 at 11:22
    by Pippa McClounan

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  • My TeenFEST Experience

    Recently diagnosed, 18 year old Saffron Cook tells us all about meeting others with TS for the first time and her experience atTeenFEST 2018.

    Posted Tue 31st Jul 2018 at 15:18
    by Saffron Cook

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  • What makes me tic

    Laura Yates is 29 living and working in London. When she's not making involuntary noises that sound like a telephone, she mainly likes to spend her time swimming, going to gigs and petting dogs outside supermarkets. In this blog she reflects on the major triggers for her tics

    Posted Mon 9th Jul 2018 at 07:00
    by Laura Yates

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