This course is suitable for people who have early-onset Parkinsons who are under 65 years of age. To safely and fully participate in the course you must be able to participate in a full day’s activities (with rest breaks), comfortable in water and getting your head underwater (wearing a life jacket), independent in all personal cares and finally able to work well with others in a team environment.
UPBEAT is subsidised by Outward Bound's generous donors. Participants pay a contribution towards the course cost.
I found the course life changing. Everyone in life has troubles and I now think I am doing OK. I am not disabled and I am still living and able to enjoy myself. On the Outward Bound course I had fun, and with or without Parkinsons having fun is what is important in life.