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

Brian’s Blog #8: Boxing for Parkinson’s – what’s the punchline?

Well, the punchline for boxing with Parkinson’s is about 12 inches (31 cm) or more away from your face, meaning you will never get hit during your non-contact boxing sessions! In the Parkinson’s world, boxing is rapidly becoming one of the key exercise programs for...

Brian’s Blog #7: World Parkinson Congress 2019 Kyoto, Japan

I am very pleased and excited to announce that I have been selected as one of blogger partners for the June 2019 World Parkinson Congress (WPC) in Kyoto Japan. I would like to thank our SLYPN community for helping make this possible, especially Sarah, Liz and Matthew...

Brian’s Blog #6: Parkinson’s Awareness Strong…not Week

My father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s some 25 years ago when he was in his early 70s. He lived to be 90, so not bad for an old guy. At the time I lived in California and my parents lived in the Wirral area of the north of England. My mother told me by phone of his...

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