South London Younger Parkinson’s Network (SLYPN) is a support network for younger people, who are working age and live with Parkinson’s in South London. We are heavily involved with fundraising and have raised over £200,000 so far. We also make sure every penny raised goes towards research for a Parkinson’s cure and/or supports people with Parkinson’s.

1 in 20 people diagnosed with Parkinson’s is under 40, the SLYPN is affiliated to Parkinson’s UK and provides a valuable support network to people diagnosed with Parkinson’s at a young age.  Founders, Helen Stoinanov, Kate Wellington & Sarah Webb created it in 2011 to support the South London demographic who could not meet during the day, but wanted to find out more about symptoms, medication, treatments and to find general support.

South London Young Parkinson’s Network members are invited to regular coffee meet-ups, drinks and activities, plus our fundraising events – see the Our Community and Fundraising Events pages for more details.

Latest News

Jodie Forbes – a member’s story regarding work

Jodie has early-onset Parkinson’s disease and works from home one day a week in addition to a temporary reduced hours arrangement. Though medication helps control the symptoms, it can be tiring. Initially, he found stepping out of social gatherings a bit awkward, but...

Brian’s Blog #12 – The big fold-up in Kyoto, Japan

Many of you will have heard me talking up the 5th World Parkinson Congress (WPC2019) to be held in Kyoto, Japan June 4 – 7, 2019. This exciting event is not to be missed and is now just under a year away! There will be several thousand attendees from around the...

Professional Pause: Do I need to tell my boss?

Writer Tim Carroll discusses the issues encountered by people diagnosed with ‘young-onset’ Parkinson’s. Tim himself was diagnosed with the progressive neurological condition in his early fifties. An estimated 127,000 people in the UK, or around one in 500 of the...

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