Short film for teachers: listen to my thoughts

This short film demonstrates the importance of parents and teachers understanding Parkinson's and its impact on the children affected.

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This short film demonstrates the importance of parents and teachers understanding Parkinson's and its impact on the children affected.

It was created by Lyn Fearn, who has Parkinson's, working with Members of the Peninsula Parkinson's Excellence Network and Parkinson's experts at Plymouth University. 

What's the film about?

'Listen to my Thoughts' follows Jess, a primary school pupil whose mum has Parkinson's.

At school, she's shy and struggles to focus on her lessons. But when her teacher notices that something's wrong, things start to get better for Jess.

The film shows the benefit of parents and teachers talking about the effect of Parkinson's on a child or grandchild of someone with the condition.

The film also provides useful links to further information.

A problem of the past

Lyn said:

"In some small way I hope that our film is the first step to ensuring that this is a problem of the past, and that there is a brighter future ahead for families touched by Parkinson's."

The film was funded by a UK Parkinson's Excellence Network service improvement grant, with additional support provided by the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care South West Peninsula (NIHR PenCLAHRC).

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Duration: 10 minutes