Emma, a young woman with Parkinson's

Young onset Parkinson's

Being diagnosed with young onset Parkinson's can be alienating and confusing. But you're not alone.

Talk to other younger people with Parkinson's

Chatting to others in a similar situation to you can be helpful. This list of UK-wide online support groups, run by and for younger people, will help you to connect with other younger people with Parkinson's.

These groups are independent of Parkinson's UK. We're confident they can be a good source of further support but the charity isn't responsible for their content, services or the accuracy of information provided.

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Emma's story

Emma is a creative director and needs to be able to win over clients quickly - so she tells people about her Parkinson's straight away, including her bosses.

Watch our short film to hear about Emma's experience of telling work about her Parkinson's.

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Real life stories

Helpline and local advisers

Our helpline and Parkinson's local advisers are here to answer any questions you have about being younger with Parkinson's.

Call us on 0808 800 0303.

Join our campaign

People with Parkinson's in England who work have to pay for their prescriptions. We don't believe this is right or fair - so we're campaigning for change.