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If you or a loved one has been recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s, it’s important to remember you are not alone.

Fight Parkinson’s is here for you with information about treatments to help manage symptoms, and support services including Recently Diagnosed Seminars, to help you better understand your diagnosis – what it means and how to build a foundation to make you an expert in your own Parkinson’s journey.

Being equipped with knowledge and tools helps develop confidence while providing practical ways to manage living with the condition. Education empowers people to seek and use the best symptom management strategies, treatments, and therapies to live well with Parkinson’s or Atypical Parkinson’s (PSP, MSA, CBS).

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Recently Diagnosed Seminars



Learn more about the condition – what causes Parkinson’s, how it progresses, what kind of symptoms you may experience, and what treatment and support is available to you.

Fight Parkinson’s provides a range of resources and publications that can better assist people living with Parkinson’s or Atypical Parkinson’s to feel more informed about the condition. This includes personal stories and access to information in English and other languages. 

If you’ve been diagnosed in the last 5 years, you will find the Journey Kit (PDFs) a useful resource and a good starting point. 

As a specialist support service for anyone diagnosed with Atypical Parkinson’s (PSP, MSA or CBS), we also provide information about these conditions.     

Through our work, we fight to realise possibilities for you and everyone living with Parkinson’s. We are also committed to funding research that will provide positive outcomes and ultimately, find a cure.


Fight Parkinson’s provides a range of support services and health education events to help you better manage your symptoms. This includes a free and confidential telephone service operated by a highly skilled health team, who can assist with comprehensive information and advice about all aspects of Parkinson’s including: medications, treatment options, mobility, service referrals, as well as peer and carer’s support. We welcome calls from carers and family members. 

The Fight Parkinson’s Health Information Line is available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (except public holidays). Messages can be left after hours. Call 1800 644 189. You can also email the team

The Fight Parkinson’s Health Information Line is supported by the State Government of Victoria. We heavily rely on fundraising and generous donations from our community to continue and grow our delivery of education, advice and peer support services across the state and fund vital research.


The Recently Diagnosed Seminars are a must-attend for anyone new to Parkinson’s.

Attending a seminar within five years of diagnosis will help you better understand what it means and how to build a foundation to make you an expert in your Parkinson’s.

These seminars provide a welcoming environment and family and close friends are also welcome to attend. You will learn the many ways to live well with Parkinson’s, including exercising and eating well. Other aspects of living with Parkinson's such as driving, working, relationships, holidays and travel are also explained.

The sessions are led by a Fight Parkinson’s specialist nurse and include time for questions. In most instances, it also includes a presentation by an individual living with Parkinson’s facing similar challenges. We welcome contributions from people living with Atypical Parkinson’s (PSP, MSA or CBS) and encourage participation in our seminar program too.

In line with Government-regulated COVID-19 restrictions, Fight Parkinson’s will continue to deliver our Recently Diagnosed Seminar program online until further notice. Learn more about the Recently Diagnosed Seminar program.