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Self-management programme - A path through Parkinson's

A path through Parkinson's is a free self-management programme designed to help you navigate your life with Parkinson's.

I feel as though I'm more in control, I can see a future.

Pat, whose husband has Parkinson's

Each self-management group is led by trained volunteer facilitators with first-hand experience of Parkinson's. Meet our volunteers.

The aim is to share experiences and discuss the practical and emotional impact of Parkinson’s. Find out more about the programme.

The programme offers a time-limited, structured and facilitated chance to talk through some of the bigger questions about life with the condition. In this way it differs from the really valuable support provided by our Branches and local support groups.

What are the benefits?

People tell us that as a result of attending they feel:

  • armed with information and knowledge
  • more confident, positive, in control and able to move forward
  • less alone as a result of meeting others

Participants also say they gain:

  • greater self-awareness and insight
  • a personal action plan for doing specific things such as exercise, hobbies and therapeutic activities
  • improved speech as a result of talking in the group

The groups - Autumn 2016

  • The next groups for people with Parkinson's, partners and carers will run in Autumn 2016 as follows.
  • Specific venues will be announced here in early August.
Location Duration Start date Finish date TIme
Harrow 3 weeks Tuesday 13 September Tuesday 27 September 10.30am-3.30pm
Cambridge 3 weeks Tuesday 13 September Tuesday 27 September 10.30am-3.30pm
Aberdeen 3 weeks Wednesday 14 September Wednesday 28 September 10.30am-3.30pm
Cardiff 6 weeks Wednesday 14 September Wednesday 26 October 10.30am-1pm
Northampton 3 weeks Wednesday 14 September Wednesday 28 September 10.30am-3.30pm
Leeds 3 weeks Thursday 15 September Thursday 29 September 10.30am-3.30pm
Derby 3 weeks Tuesday 20 September Tuesday 4 October 10.30am-3.30pm
Exeter 3 weeks Tuesday 20 September Tuesday 4 October 10.30am-3.30pm
Sheffield 6 weeks Thursday 22 September Thursday 27 October 10.30am-1pm
Central Manchester 6 weeks Monday 26 September Monday 31 October 1pm-3.30pm
Wolverhampton 3 weeks Tuesday 27 September Tuesday 11 October 10.30am-3.30pm
Reading 6 weeks Wednesday 28 September Wednesday 2 November 10.30am-1pm
Watford 6 weeks Wednesday 28 September Wednesday 2 November 1pm-3.30pm
Swansea 3 weeks Tuesday 4 October Tuesday 18 October 10.30am-3.30pm
Halifax TBC Expected w/c 3 October TBC TBC
Edinburgh 6 weeks Expected w/c 3 October Expected w/c 7 November TBC
Glasgow 6 weeks Expected w/c 3 October Expected 7 November TBC
Stirling 6 weeks Expected w/c 3 October Expected 7 November TBC
Bristol 6 weeks Expected w/c 3 October Expected 7 November TBC
Eastbourne 6 weeks Expected w/c 10 October Expected 14 November TBC
Chichester 6 weeks Expected w/c 10 October Expected 14 November TBC
Brighton 6 weeks Expected w/c 10 October Expected 14 November TBC
Crawley 6 weeks Expected w/c 10 October Expected 14 November TBC
Stockton-on-Tees 3 weeks Tuesday 18 October Tuesday 1 November 10.30am-3.30pm

Register your interest

If you'd like to register your interest in attending any of these groups please fill out this form, email selfmanagement@parkinsons.org.uk or call 020 7963 3924.

All of the self-management groups are free to attend, but you must book your place in advance.

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