Welcome to the official website of Young @ Park (Y@P)
Based in Melbourne and the Barwon Region of Victoria, Australia, the groups are specifically run for people living with Young Onset Parkinson’s. Y@P is all about friendship, fun and peer support. Everyone is welcome – including partners and children.
If you are living with Young Onset Parkinson’s, then please take some time to look through this website and feel free to introduce yourself via the Message Board. We would love to hear from you!
Would you like to help raise the profile of Parkinson’s with Australia’s future General Practitioners? The Australian Medical Council (AMC) in partnership with Parkinson’s Victoria are seeking volunteers to participate in clinical examinations for overseas trained General Practitioners (GPs) who are becoming registered in Australia.
**NEW** Young Onset Parkinson’s Conference – Sept 2017
Through a mixture of lectures and workshops, this conference encourages interaction and connection while addressing the issues and challenges specifically faced by working-age people diagnosed with Parkinson’s and their families.
Friday 22 September 2017
6 – 9pm
Saturday 23 September 2017
9.15am – 4.30pm
Y@P Melbourne get-together
There is a Y@P Melbourne gathering every 2 months, alternating between a Sunday afternoon and a Thursday evening. Gatherings give people living with Young Onset Parkinson’s (and their family and friends) the opportunity to enjoy the company of others who share similar experiences, situations and challenges.
Next Melbourne meeting: Sunday 2 July – hear a report back on the latest in Parkinson’s research, as presented at the International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Society Conference in Vancouver.
Call 1800 644 189 for more information or Click here to join the mailing list
Young Onset Men’s Group
New group for men living with young onset Parkinson’s meets monthly at a café in Upper Ferntree Gully. Contact Parkinson’s Victoria on 1800 644 189 for more information.
Y@P Barwon Region (Geelong) get-together
Y@P Barwon Region meet monthly. They generally meet on the Second Thursday of the month, 7pm at club venue in Geelong. During winter months they may meet during daylight hours. The meetings will sometimes have a guest speaker and sometimes just focus on good company and good wine! There are usually between 15-20 people attending each meeting.
Call 1800 644 189 for more information
World Parkinson’s Coalition (WPC) Video Competition
The World Parkinson’s Coalition invited all members of the global Parkinson’s community to submit a video and a total of 75 videos were submitted. Winners were announced at the Congress in Portland, Oregon in September. You can watch all 75 videos submitted to the WPC 2016 Video Competition on YouTube, including Barwon Y@P’s own Mike Atkinson’s submission: “A Bugger of a Way to Make New Friends”.
The Personal Stories page has stories about diagnosis and life with Parkinson’s, from members of the Young @ Park group.
Message Board and Blog
Click here to read the latest blog post
‘High Hopes, High Risks’
Click here to visit the message board… just sign up to our site and you’re ready to chat!
Young @ Park mailing list
Are you on the Y@P mailing list? It’s the easiest way to get the latest on upcoming social and informative events for people living with Young Onset Parkinson’s in Victoria.