The full ‘Parkinson’s Is’ campaign launching on World Parkinson’s Day will be a well-planned and coordinated campaign – including several pieces of content to bring awareness and understanding of Parkinson’s. One of these areas will be videos from the Parkinson’s community sharing their stories and experiences of what Parkinson’s is to them. As videos are the most popular and engaging format on social media, we feel these videos will be a great way for the general public to gain an insight into the impact Parkinson’s has on everyday life.
After the campaign launches, the content will be liked, shared and spread across social media, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc, to reach more people across the internet and increase the understanding of Parkinson’s as a serious health condition.
To answer your query about the self-management programme, we’re no longer offering this programme. It’s not been an easy decision to stop it but like all charities, we have to focus resources on delivering activities that provide the greatest value for people with the condition and unfortunately, the programme was not a sustainable way to offer support. However, support is available for people with Parkinson’s through our national helpline, Parkinson’s local adviser service, online forum and the many locally based activities and groups.
For more information, please visit www.parkinsons.org.uk or call our helpline on 0808 800 0303.