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

SLYPN December 2017 Update

Where does our money go?  We invited Heather Mortiboys from the University of Sheffield to talk to us in September about her ‘Repositioning of Drugs’ project, which we have helped fund since 2014. Those of you who met her at our Research Night in September...

Brian’s Blog #10: HaHa Yoga – it’s not a joke!

So us Parkinson’s folk all know about how we must exercise daily, eat healthily and get plenty of sleep. Oh, and pop some pills now and then for good luck. But one magical therapy seldom mentioned is the power of laughter to take our minds into a sacred space of...

Popping For Parkinson’s – Crowdfunding Appeal

Popping For Parkinson’s is a community dance project that offers free Popping dance classes to people with Parkinson’s disease. This project gives patients the opportunity to engage in a fun, social activity in a safe space where they can fully express...

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