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Parkinson's Disease Society

The Parkinson's Disease Society (PDS) was established in 1969 and now has 30,000 members, 19,000 supporters and over 300 branches and support groups throughout the UK. We provide support, advice and information to people with Parkinson's, their carers, families and friends, and to health and social services professionals involved in management and care. It is a registered charity.
Address:
The Parkinson's Disease Society of the United Kingdom , 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road , London , SW1V 1EJ
Area serviced:
Nationwide
Telephone:
0808 800 0303 (helpline) / Text relay: 18001 0808 800 0303 (for textphone users only)
Opening times:
Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 10am-2pm (closed Sundays/Bank Holidays)
Sector:
Voluntary

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Services providing advice and information relating to all aspects of mental health.
Services which protect vulnerable people, enabling them to be as independent as possible and get the most out of their lives. This could be in a temporary crisis or in a longer lasting situation. Also support services for mental health carers.
Services which offer a helpline for providing support in a crisis and/or information and advice.
Services providing information and advice, or treatment, for illnesses and conditions related to mental health.
Parkinson's Disease is more common in older people. The disease affects the connections in the brain causing them to malfunction.This results in movement disorders such as tremor and stiffness.The disease progresses steadily over years eventually causing severe physical and mental disability. Symptoms can be treated with medication.
Groups or organisations set up to support the specific needs of mental health service users, and their carers.

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