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Offered By: Parkinson's UK

Date: Thursday 11th May 2017

Time: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Parkinson’s UK self-management programme: A Path through Parkinson’s

This event is the first in a programme of 6 dates – please see below for the full list

A Path through Parkinson’s is a self-management programme designed to help you think about and plan how you want to navigate your life with Parkinson’s. It brings 8-12 people with Parkinson’s, partners and carers together for six sessions of discussion, activity and self-reflection.  It is free to attend.

Each self-management group is led by trained volunteer facilitators with first-hand experience of Parkinson’s. The aim is to share experiences and discuss the practical and emotional impact of Parkinson’s. People tell us that as a result of attending they feel armed with information and knowledge and more confident, positive, in control and able to move forward. By meeting others, people also feel less alone.

Participants also gain greater self-awareness and insight and a personal action plan for doing specific things such as exercise, hobbies and therapeutic activities.  Talking in the group can also improve speech.

Dates:            11 May, 18 May, 25 May, 1 June, 8 June & 15 June
Time:              10:30am – 1:00pm
Venue:           St Mary’s Conference Centre, Bramall Lane, Sheffield S2 4QZ

 For more information or to book a place people just need to email selfmanagement@parkinsons.org.uk or call 0207 963 3924.

This is what some previous participants say about A Path through Parkinson’s:

Julie attend a self-management programme in Derby “The self-management programme is unique; I’ve not come across anything like it before.  It brings together different types of people who are in different types of situations, but with an understanding of each other.  It helped me get over some of the little demons inside my head – it’s a reality check.  The group is beneficial to people of any age, at any stage and at any time.  I would recommend it to everybody – it was the best three Mondays I’ve had and it will stay with me forever.”

Carol attended a partners and carers group in Leeds in 2015. She then went on to train to be a Self-Management Facilitator.   “As Chair of the Leeds Branch I can really see how the programme differs from the really valuable social support we provide – it’s a chance to talk through some of the bigger questions about life with the condition.”

Find out more on the Parkinson’s UK Website parkinsons.org.uk/selfmanagement where there are short films to tell you more and an online enquiry form.