The Parkinson’s Centre for Integrated Therapy has a new home!

On Tuesday 20th February 2024, the Parkinson’s Centre for Integrated Therapy (PCIT) celebrated its move to its new home on the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus with a welcome event attended by some of its members and staff.  The Centre was officially opened by Professor Shane Weller, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, who said, “The relocation of PCIT to the University of Kent’s campus marks a significant step forward in our commitment to providing exceptional care to those living with Parkinson’s disease and fostering groundbreaking research in this field. By integrating the Centre within our academic community, we unlock a wealth of additional resources and expertise, creating an unparalleled environment for holistic, evidence-based therapy for those living with Parkinson’s. We are incredibly proud to offer this vital service and contribute to a brighter future for patients and their families.”

Professor David Wilkinson, Director of the Parkinson’s Centre for Integrated Therapy, echoed Professor Weller stating, “Moving to the University campus allows us to access incredible resources, expertise and collaborative opportunities. We’re not just moving; we’re growing. This translates to expanding our range of therapies, from cutting-edge non-invasive neurostimulation to mindfulness practices, all under one roof. This integration ensures a truly holistic approach, empowering us to serve the Parkinson’s community better than ever before. It’s a thrilling new chapter and we’re eager to contribute to a brighter future filled with hope and innovative solutions for those living with this condition.”

PCIT is now located in the Woodlands building which is situated near multiple bus routes, accessible parking and is next door to a pharmacy. It has individual therapy rooms, a kitchen, full disabled access, outdoor grass seating area and is close to the sports centre which has state-of-the-art gym and exercise facilities. Woodlands is also located across the road from the psychology research laboratories for those interested in research participation.  The campus library, cafes and walking trails are also at hand. All of these facilities will be available to members of the Centre.

To find out more, please contact us.