Parkinson’s Care and Support UK are launching the very first mental health support hub specifically for people affected by Parkinson’s.
People often think that Parkinson’s only affects you physically. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Sadly, Parkinson’s Disease can have a big impact on one’s mental wellbeing and anxiety and depression are common non-motor symptoms of people living with Parkinson’s.
Up to 50% of people with Parkinson’s will suffer from Anxiety or Depression during the course of their illness. Many cases are undiagnosed or untreated, causing significant loss of life quality.
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:
- 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.
- Parkinson’s ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)– a self -referred service for people with Parkinson’s who may be struggling to accept their diagnosis. This service is particularly useful for newly diagnosed and those with YOPD.
- Parkinson’s Bereavement Support Line – a support line for family carers whose loved one is coming towards the end of their life or for those 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.
- 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.
All of our therapies are carried out by qualified Psychotherapists, experienced in Neurological Psychotherapy.
All of our services are free and are funded by the general public.
All of our services are provided free of charge, which is why we rely on your donations to keep them going. Our work is funded entirely by the generosity of the public and so please donate today.