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.

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

PD Nurse guest speaker

Alison Leake, Parkinson's Disease Nurse very kindly joined us for today's virtual coffee morning. Alison works at St George's Hospital. We had a very interesting discussion and shared our experiences and recommendations. Please see the link below for a Symptom...

Virtual coffees and quizzes continue to bring us together

We are thrilled that we have been able to continue our meetings during the lockdown - all thanks to Zoom and the willingness of our community. We have discussed diet and nutrition, medication, exercise and tips for moving house! And thanks to Dominic Paviour,...

Diet and nutrition tips for Parkinson’s

We recently spoke about the importance of healthy and balanced eating and how it affects your Parkinson's symptoms. Here's a flyer from PUK. We've been busy comparing porridge recipes over on the WhatsApp group! Diet and Parkinson'sDownload