Support For You
Support and information can make a significant and positive difference to the lives of people living with Parkinson’s, their family and carers. Parkinson’s Victoria provides a range of support services to assist in managing the condition and improving the quality of life. This includes seminars for people recently diagnosed with Parkinson's and a free and confidential telephone service operated by a highly skilled health team.
Peer Support Groups offer information, social connection, hope and support to those affected by Parkinson’s. There are more than 70 Parkinson’s Peer Support Groups meeting regularly throughout Victoria. Find out more about Peer Support Groups in your local area.
Finding a Neurologist
A neurologist is the most appropriate specialist to help manage your Parkinson’s. Find out more about neurologists with experience treating people living with Parkinson’s in Victoria.
Finding a Physiotherapist
A physiotherapist is another specialist to help manage your Parkinson’s. A list of physiotherapists with experience treating people living with Parkinson’s in Victoria can be downloaded here. Please note that this list is not exhaustive.
Please click here for comprehensive list of Excercise Groups.
Finding an Occupational Therapist
An Occupational Therapist is another specialist whose focus is to aid independence. A list of occupational therapists with experience treating people living with Parkinson’s in Victoria can be downloaded here. Please note that this list is not exhaustive.
Parkinson’s Victoria provides a free and confidential information service providing support to anyone affected by Parkinson’s. The Information Line is staffed by Parkinson’s Victoria’s multi-disciplinary health team from Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm (except public holidays) on 1800 644 189.
Health Events and Seminars
Parkinson’s Victoria hosts a number of health events and seminars each year for people living with Parkinson’s and health professionals. This includes the Recently Diagnosed Seminar (RDS) series designed for people diagnosed within the past five years. Check out the calendar of events for more details.
Parkinson’s Victoria is connected with other Parkinson’s associations, health and research organisations around the world and within Australia. Links to local and international sites of particular relevance to Parkinson’s are provided.