Living With Parkinson's

Parkinson's SA provides a confidential service giving support and information to anyone affected by Parkinson's or other movement disorders.

There are seminars and support groups available to you, as well as resources and information sheets and an up to date specialised library.

The "Where To Get Help When You Need It" help sheet provides a summary of community resources available to you.

Support Line 1800 644 189

Our Support Line staff are available to talk with you about all aspects of living with Parkinson's, such as:

  • managing symptoms and treatments

  • employment and Centrelink entitlements

  • keeping fit and healthy

  • support groups

Personal counselling is also available face to face by appointment.

Interpreting service

For people from non-English speaking backgrounds

We offer support to people in Australia whose first language is not English, using a telephone interpreting service. You can call the Support Line directly and request an interpreter which will be provided free of charge courtesy of the state government. We also provide written information in various languages.

Health professionals and other community care staff can also contact us with their client's consent and arrange for a Support Line counsellor and interpreter to call the client.

If your contact is by email or online, you will receive a reply from us as soon as possible. If your email is of a complex nature, medical or relating to benefits entitlement, for example, we'll do our best to answer it fully or refer you to someone who can help you.

Disclaimer

The Support Line is able to offer a wide range of information and support related to Parkinson's Disease. 

However, you should consult your general practitioner or specialist for specific questions related to diagnosis or prescription of medication.

In a medical emergency dial 000.