Parkinson's Active

We've launched Parkinson's Active, a 3 year project supported by the National Lottery Community Fund to develop a Parkinson's exercise network in Scotland.

There's no cure for Parkinson’s. However, there is growing evidence that structured exercise may slow its progress. 

Regular structured exercise can help manage symptoms, improve your mood and make everyday movements a little easier.

So we've launched Parkinson's Active, the first Parkinson’s Scotland exercise network. From local exercise opportunities for people with Parkinson’s, to inspiration, to resources for professionals. We've got everything you need.

To hear more about how the programme has helped people with Parkinson's in Perth thanks to our partners at Live Active and NHS Tayside Parkinsons Nurse and Physiotherapy Team please click here.  

    Local exercise opportunities

    Parkinson’s Active is currently working in partnership with Leisure Trusts across Scotland to deliver exercise classes online and in-person, specifically for people with Parkinson’s. We're working with:

    Use our look-up tool to find activities near you.

    Exercising with Parkinson's

    One of the biggest challenges to exercise is knowing where to start, what type of activity is best, where you can access it.

    We've put together some resources and guidance, so that you can find the right exercise and support for you, whatever your ability.

    Support for activity providers and health professionals

    In Scotland, we want activity providers and health professionals to feel confident in supporting people with Parkinson's. We have a number of resources to help:

    • Join the Parkinson’s Physical Activity Scotland Network to keep up to date with workshops and guidance.  
    • Sign up to the Exercise Considerations for Parkinson’s workshop. It's aimed at exercise instructors experienced with long-term conditions. It will help them deliver Parkinson's specific classes as part of a wellbeing programme, such as those delivered by a local leisure trust, local authority or community organisation. 
    • Find out about our Parkinson's: Physical Activity & Exercise Module below.

    For more information on both of these resources, email [email protected]org.uk.