World Parkinson’s Day 2021

Sunday 11th April 2021 marks World Parkinson’s Day- an annual coming together to raise awareness and much needed funds to improve life with Parkinson’s today, not tomorrow. It is the perfect opportunity for people with the condition, carers, professionals and researchers to come together and support Parkinson’s Care and Support UK. There is no cure for Parkinson’s, which is why we need to invest in improving life today so that people can live better for longer with the condition.

2021 Theme: Mental Health and Parkinson’s

Mental Health and Parkinson’s is one area that simply is not spoken about enough, yet it affects every part of our lived experience with the condition. People with mental health problems and Parkinson’s are often overlooked, undiagnosed and under-supported. This extends to those who are caring for loved ones or who have lost loved ones. This World Parkinson’s Day we want to raise awareness of mental health in Parkinson’s as well as offer new therapies and support to improve mental health so that people can live better for longer.

Parkinson’s Mental Health Support Hub

This year, Parkinson’s Care and Support UK are launching the first ever Parkinson’s Mental Health Support Hub, exclusively for people affected by Parkinson’s. There is no denying that being diagnosed and living with Parkinson’s can take a significant toll on one’s mental health. Up to 50% of people with the condition will suffer from Anxiety or Depression at some point during their illness.

The Parkinson’s journey impacts mental health and wellbeing of not only the ones with the condition, but those closest to them, such as carers and partners. There simply was not adequate support, which is why we developed the Parkinson’s Mental Health Support Hub.

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, people with YOPD, lonesome and isolated people and carers of those who are approaching end of life or who are bereaved.

We are offering 4 distinct new services to improve mental health including:

Get Involved this World Parkinson’s Day

Walk, Run Or Cycle For Parkinson’s

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 World Parkinson’s Day 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 World Parkinson’s Day to find and improve mental health in Parkinson’s. We have activities taking place 11th April where everyone can get involved. Be 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 Parkinson’s Webinar – 11am

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

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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.

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