Parkinson’s Mental Well-being Helped by Self-Compassion

Mental Well-being Gains if Patients Can Cope With Public Stigma

Reports of anxiety and other mental health issues are fewer in people with Parkinson’s who make greater use of a coping mechanism known as self-compassion, a U.K. study based on patients’ views found. These results further suggest that self-compassion can help to negate the negative affects of “internalized stigma,” […] Click here to view original […]

Punching above our weight

Spotlight YOPD branded T-Shirt saying "YOPD-KO on the ropes but fighting back"

From 10am – 4pm on Wednesday 4 April 2018 Rooney’s Boxing Gym in central London is opening its doors to those with Young Onset Parkinson’s (YOPD) – and VIP guests. Working with its new sparring partner, registered charity Spotlight YOPD, the gym will offer free classes and one-to one sessions for those diagnosed with YOPD […]