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Talking to people about tics

There is nothing to feel ashamed about if you have tics.

Being open and sharing your experiences with tics may help people who also have tics.

It can also help other people who don’t have tics understand what it’s like to have tics.

Some people with tics have a ‘Tic passport’. To learn more about what a ‘Tic Passport’ is, please watch the video below:

Click here if you would like your own Tic Passport.

Click here if you would like your own Tourette Syndrome Passport. 

I think I might have tics; do I need to speak to a Doctor?

You do not need to see a doctor if your tics are mild and not causing difficulties to your day-to-day life, but it is a worth talking to an adult you trust. Click here for more information on when to visit your GP.

How to get help

If you have any more questions on this area or would like to speak to somebody about this topic, have a look at the links or search for your local services in the blue box below. Alternatively you can always contact your school nurse.

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