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Workshops to help people with Parkinson’s disease

PUBLISHED: 10:00 10 October 2017

The North West Somerset branch of Parkinson's UK.

The North West Somerset branch of Parkinson's UK.

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A charity support group is funding workshops in Nailsea to help people suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

The North West Somerset branch of Parkinson’s UK has set up the Who Am I Now sessions to enable people to find out more about the illness and how it will affect them.

MORE: New workshops to help people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.



Jill Gilbert, from the branch, said: “The workshops explore who we are after a life-changing illness diagnosis.

“They offer a safe space where you can get together with other people in a similar situation and share experiences.

“The sessions look at self esteem, building confidence, managing anger, negative thoughts and fears, and relaxation techniques.

“They offer ways to help find a ‘new normal’ and coping strategies for every day difficulties and challenges.”

MORE: Extra funding given to Parkinson’s support services.



The workshop is free. Anyone interested can call Rachel on 01275 810705.

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