Shining a light on Young Onset Parkinson's

Young Onset Parksinson’s affects those diagnosed with Parkinson’s around age 50 or under. Join us in raising awareness and supporting those affected.

A uniquely patient-led charity

Spotlight YOPD addresses the unique challenges of Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD). As a charity led by the very individuals it aims to assist, we’re deeply committed to enhancing awareness and delivering specialised resources for those impacted by this condition.
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Providing support and resources for YOPD

Supporting newly diagnosed YOPD patients

At Spotlight YOPD, we understand the challenges faced by individuals newly diagnosed with YOPD. We are committed to offering support and vital information during this pivotal period.

Empowering YOPD patients to live their best lives

We believe in empowering individuals with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease to live fulfilling lives. Our programs and resources are designed to provide support, education, and inspiration.

Connecting YOPD patients with a supportive community

At Spotlight YOPD, we understand the importance of community. We facilitate connections between individuals with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease, fostering a supportive and understanding network.

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Did you know?

Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD) affects individuals under the age of 50… This often overlooked condition requires more awareness and support.

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of YOPD cases are diagnosed before the age of 40.

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of YOPD patients experience symptoms for over 5 years before diagnosis.

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What people are saying

“Before discovering and joining the Spotlight online support and get-together group I felt very isolated. I now feel part of a positive and kind community. The daily discussion and zoom meetings are always positive and insightful. This in turn is helping me to come to terms with the realities and challenges of living with PD. I’m not alone and I’m understood.”
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Sarah
““I really value being part of Spotlight YOPD podcast: chat, banter, hive-mind, we do it all. Parkinson's can be lonely, but we hope to change that for our community.”
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Ed
“After nearly 11 years of living with a Parkinson's diagnosis, having been diagnosed at just 29 years old, I feel like I've finally found my tribe.”
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Ellie