About Us

Tourette Syndrome is an inherited neurological condition, it is more common in boys than girls (3:1). TS affects 1 in every 100 children. 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 have been running a support group in Hull for almost five years, meeting once a month for a chat over a cuppa whilst the children play and take part in activities such as crafts, games and days out.

As more and more people have sought out our support it  became clear that there is a huge issue surrounding diagnosis, treatment and understanding of Tourette Syndrome.

Kim Mitchell T.I.C. CEO

Co-founders of T.I.C. and fellow mums to children with Tourette Syndrome, Kim Mitchell and Beverley Wright, decided that a proactive approach was needed within the community. After attending courses delivered by Tourette’s 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. So far schools and colleges across Hull, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire have received awareness.

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 Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders the support they need when they need it.

We have just received funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to help support us with our aims for the next 3 years.

Kim Mitchell T.I.C. CEO