Parkinson’s Awareness Week

11th – 17th April 2021

Parkinson’s Awareness Week kick starts on World Parkinson’s Day- Sunday 11th April 2021 and ends on Saturday 17th April.  As there is no cure for Parkinson’s, this is an annual opportunity to raise awareness and much needed funds to support people living with the condition, to improve quality of life and to ensure that people live better for longer.

Theme: Mental Health and Parkinson’s

This year, the theme is Mental Health in Parkinson’s and on World Parkinson’s Day Parkinson’s Care and Support UK will be launching the first ever Parkinson’s Mental Health Support Hub , exclusively for people affected by Parkinson’s. Up to 50% of people with Parkinson’s will suffer from Anxiety or Depression at some point during their illness. These conditions are often overlooked and undiagnosed. Living with Anxiety or Depression with Parkinson’s will worsen symptoms such as tremor, stiffness, sleep problems and pain and much more. When left untreated, Anxiety and Depression reduces quality of life.

The Parkinson’s Mental Health Support Hub is designed to address and tackle the most common mental health issues within Parkinson’s whilst providing adequate support for newly diagnosed people and those who are approaching end of life.

The hub will provide four distinct services which include:

1. Parkinson’s CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) – a GP referred service for people with Parkinson’s who are suffering from Anxiety or Depression, but who are not currently being treated. CBT is one the most successful treatments for people with Anxiety and Depression.

2. Parkinson’s ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) – a self -referred service most suitable for people who are either newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s or who have YOPD.

3. Parkinson’s End of Life and Bereavement Support Line – a support line for those who are caring for someone with Parkinson’s who is coming towards the end of their life and for people who have lost a loved one with Parkinson’s. Grief is a natural process, but it can be devastating. We are here to support you before and after the death of someone close. 

4. Parkinson’s Befriending and Companionship Network – a service designed to reduce isolation and loneliness for people living with Parkinson’s through peer support and visiting care.

Get Involved this week!

Walk, Run or Cycle for Parkinson’s

Join our Parkinson’s Fundraising Team by walking, running or cycling to raise money for vital Parkinson’s services.

Simply speaking, there is no one out there providing the services we do. Your support helps people living with Parkinson’s today, not tomorrow. Every pound raised will fund therapies, mental health support, care, training, information and non-pharmaceutical research to curb the devastating progression of Parkinson’s and enable people to live better for longer.

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There is no cure for Parkinson’s, which is why we need your support to enable people with the condition to live life to the fullest and to live better for longer.

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Events

Sign up to one of our events and help us to improve life with Parkinson’s today.

Please Download The Following To Help You With Your Fundraising Events

Email: fundraising@parkinsonscare.org.uk for collection cans, balloons, leaflets and other materials.

Spread the Word! 

Download our Parkinson’s Awareness Week poster and share on your social media pages! Don’t forget to like or follow us and tag Parkinson’s Care and Support UK @ParkinsonsCSUK:

    

Activities

Join in this awareness week to find out about and improve mental health. We have a calendar of activities taking place every day from the 11th April- 17th April 2021 where everyone can get involvedBe sure to register for the activities in advance and you’ll be provided with information and access links to join.

Sunday 11th April

Mindfulness Meditation and the benefits for mental health and wellbeing, by Mindfulness Teacher and Speaker, Katie Sheen. Webinar and Practice – 11am

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Introducing the Parkinson’s Mental Health Support Hub – 2pm

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Smile Through Art – How Art can improve mental health and wellbeing with Creative Neurology. Interactive session! – 4.30pm

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Monday 12th April

Mindfulness Meditation Daily Practice With Yoga Teacher, Charlotte Kahn

– 10.30am via ZOOM

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Gentle Exercise for Parkinson’s – 4pm via ZOOM

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Tuesday 13th April

Mindfulness Meditation Daily Practice with Yoga Teacher, Charlotte Kahn – 10.30am via ZOOM

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Beat Box Intense for Parkinson’s – 11.30am via ZOOM

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Mindfulness Yoga

Mindfulness Yoga for Parkinson’s – 4pm via ZOOM

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Wednesday 14th April

Mindfulness Meditation Daily Practice With Yoga Teacher, Charlotte Kahn

– 10.30am via ZOOM

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Tripudio Movement For Parkinson’s – 2.45pm on Wednesday 14th April

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Qigong

Qigong for Parkinson’s – 4pm via ZOOM

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Thursday 15th April

Mindfulness Meditation Daily Practice With Yoga Teacher, Charlotte Kahn

– 10.30am via ZOOM

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Tai Chi for Parkinson’s – 2pm via ZOOM

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Beat Box for Parkinson’s – 4pm via ZOOM

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Friday 16th April

Mindfulness Meditation Daily Practice With Yoga Teacher, Charlotte Kahn

– 10.30am via ZOOM

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Eliminating Stress and Keeping Positively Focussed with Parkinson’s- Motivational Speaker Session – 2pm via ZOOM

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Exercise to Music for Parkinson’s – 4pm via ZOOM

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Saturday 17th April

Mindfulness Meditation Daily Practice With Yoga Teacher, Charlotte Kahn

– 10.30am via ZOOM

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Exercise and Mental Health in Parkinson’s – 2pm via ZOOM

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Group Singing Therapy Session with Sing to Beat Parkinson’s
Saturday 17th April 2021 at 5pm

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Neuro-Physio Based Exercise – 11.15am on Saturday 17th April

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All of our work is funded by the public through donations. Help us to improve life of more people affected by Parkinson’s today, not tomorrow. To support any area of our work including the Parkinson’s Mental Health Support Hub, Respite Care, Research, Exercise Programmes and Neurological Physiotherapy.

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