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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 - Spring 2016

  • The next groups for people with Parkinson's, partners and carers will run in Spring 2016 as follows. Click on the location closest to you for more information about the venue.
Location Duration Start date Finish date TIme
Barnstaple 3 weeks Tuesday 26 April Tuesday 10 May 10.30am-3.30pm
Redcar/ Middlesbrough 3 weeks Saturday 30 April Saturday 14 May 10.30am-3.30pm
Henley-on-Thames 3 weeks Tuesday 3 May Tuesday 17 May 10.30am-3.30pm
Swansea 3 weeks Tuesday 3 May Tuesday 17 May 10.30am-3.30pm
Bristol 6 weeks Thursday 5 May Thursday 9 June 1pm-3.30pm
Aberdeen 3 weeks Saturday 7 May Saturday 21 May 10.30am-3.30pm
Harrow 3 weeks Saturday 7 May Saturday 21 May 10.30am-3.30pm
Wakefield 6 weeks Tuesday 10 May Tuesday 14 June 10.30am-1pm
Bolton 6 weeks Wednesday 11 May Wednesday 15 June 1pm-3.30pm
Northampton 3 weeks Thursday 12 May Thursday 26 May 10.30am-3.30pm
Trafford 6 weeks Tuesday 17 May Tuesday 21 June 1pm-3.30pm
Nottingham 6 weeks Tuesday 17 May Tuesday 21 June 1pm-3.30pm
Farnborough 6 weeks Wednesday 18 May Wednesday 22 June 10.30am-1pm
Exeter 6 weeks Thursday 19 May Thursday 23 June 10.30am-1pm
Bury St Edmunds 6 weeks Wednesday 25 May Wednesday 29 June 10.30am-1pm
Doncaster 6 weeks Wednesday 25 May Wednesday 29 June 1pm-3.30pm
Cambridge 6 weeks Thursday 26 May Thursday 30 June 10.30am-1pm
Sheffield 6 weeks Thursday 26 May Thursday 30 June 10.30am-1pm
Telford 3 weeks Tuesday 7 June Tuesday 21 June 10.30am-3.30pm
East Bradford/ West Leeds 3 weeks Saturday 11 June Saturday 25 June 10.30am-3.30pm
Bishops Stortford 6 weeks Monday 20 June Monday 25 July 1pm-3.30pm

Register your interest

If you'd like to register your early 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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