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Tourette syndrome

If your child is affected by a medical condition or disability we can help. Call our freephone helpline on 0808 808 3555 to get information, support and advice. You can also browse our range of parent guides on aspects of caring for a disabled child in our resource library.

To meet other parents see support groups below or meet other parents online on our online community.

Please see below for reliable medical information on Tourette syndrome produced by alternative providers.

NHS Choices

Patient UK

Although alternative links have been selected with great care, Contact a Family cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies or errors. Alternative information providers comply with the Information Standard and give details of their quality control procedures on their website, which includes review of information by a qualified medical professional.

Is there support?

Tourettes Action

Helpline: 0300 777 8427
Email: Via website

The Organisation is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1003317. It provides information and support to anyone affected by Tourette Syndrome in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and has a network of support groups. 

Group details last reviewed October 2018.

Tourette Scotland

Helpline: 0300 11 11 462

The Organisation is a Registered Charity in Scotland No. SC021851. It provides information, advice and support for children and adults with Tourette Syndrome (TS) and everyone involved in their lives. The Organisation arranges informal meetings biannually with guest speakers, has a network of local groups across Scotland, and an online community.

Group details last reviewed October 2018.

Talk to other families about your child's condition

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You can also call us if you need information or advice on any aspect of caring for a disabled child. Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm.

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