Tourettes Syndrome is an inherited neurological condition, it affects around 1 in every 100 children and it is estimated that over 300,000 people in the UK have TS.
Other Tic Disorders include Transient Tic Disorder, Chronic Vocal or Motor Tic Disorder, and Tic Disorder not specified.*
*Further information can be found under symptom checker.
“We ran as a support group in Hull for over five years, meeting once a month for a chat over a cuppa whilst the children played and took part in activities such as crafts, games and days out.
As more and more people sought out our support it became clear that there was and still is a huge issue surrounding diagnosis, treatment and the understanding of Tourettes Syndrome.
Kim Mitchell T.I.C. CEO
Co-founders of T.I.C. and fellow mums to children with Tourettes Syndrome, Kim Mitchell and Beverley Wright, decided that a proactive approach was needed within the community. After attending courses delivered by Tourettes Action (UK) and Susan Connors MEd President of the Greater New York State chapter of the Tourette Association, Kim and Beverley began to deliver awareness talks to local schools and colleges across Hull, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.
T.I.C. became a non-registered charity in October 2018 receiving it's registration in June 2019, with the aim to promote awareness within the area and give those affected by Tourettes Syndrome and Tic Disorders the support they need when they need it.
We were very fortunate to receive funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to help support us with our aims for the first 3 years. This allowed us to develop and grow into a charity that currently supports over 200 families and individuals. We have just secured a further 3 years funding from the National Lottery Community Fund for our Children and Families service.
Kim Mitchell T.I.C. CEO (2023)