A path through Parkinson's is a self-management programme designed to help you navigate your life with Parkinson's.
Our self-management groups are for people with Parkinson's, partners and carers.
It's free to attend, but you have to book your place in advance.
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
Groups are running in the following places throughout spring 2017:
|Location||Duration||Start date||End date||Time|
|Derby (YMCA Derbyshire)||6 weeks||Wednesday 26 April||Wednesday 31 May||10.30am-1pm|
|Leeds (HEART)||6 weeks||Thursday 27 April||Thursday 1 June||1pm-3.30pm|
|Edinburgh (Pollock Pavilion)||6 weeks||Tuesday 2 May||Tuesday 6 June||1pm-3.30pm|
|St Albans (Abbey Theatre)||6 weeks||Wednesday 3 May||Wednesday 7 June||1pm-3.30pm|
|Glasgow (Adelphi Centre)||6 weeks||Thursday 4 May||Thursday 8 June||1pm-3.30pm|
|Cardiff (Cardiff & Vale College)||6 weeks||Wednesday 10 May||Wednesday 14 June||10.30am-1pm|
|Crawley (Haven Centre)||3 weeks||Wednesday 10 May||Wednesday 24 May||10.30am-3.30pm|
|Sheffield (St Mary's Conference Centre)||6 weeks||Thursday 11 May||Thursday 15 June||10.30am-1pm|
|Basingstoke (Red Lion Hotel)||6 weeks||Wednesday 17 May||Wednesday 21 June||1pm-3.30pm|
|Worthing (The Charmandean Centre)||6 weeks||Friday 19 May||Friday 23 June||10.30am-1pm|
|Newcastle||6 weeks||expected w/c 22 May||expected w/c 26 June||TBC|
|Carlisle||6 weeks||expected w/c 22 May||expected w/c 26 June||TBC|
|Sunderland||6 weeks||expected w/c 22 May||expected w/c 26 June||TBC|
|Chichester (St Paul's Church)||3 weeks||Wednesday 31 May||Wednesday 14 June||10.30am-3.30pm|
If you have any questions, want to find out more or want to talk about whether our self-management groups would be right for you, you can:
- email [email protected]
- call 020 7963 3924