BREATHE GROUP - Breathlessness management
The aim of the group is to promote and enable living well with your long term condition that causes breathlessness, e.g. COPD, heart failure.
The group looks at how you can improve, learn and develop skills to live life well.
The group meets weekly on Tuesday 2.30pm - 4.30pm.
The 10 week programme is as follows:
Week 1: Introduction to the programme and meet the team
Week 2: Goal setting
Week 3: Managing anxiety
Week 4: Aromatherapy and complementary therapy
Week 5: Breathlessness management
Week 6: Energy conservation
Week 7: Question and answer session, including advance care planning
Week 8: Sleep Hygiene
Week 9: Exercise, oxygen use, and inhaler technique
Week 10: Celebration event
Referrals are accepted from any healthcare professional, patient, relative or carer. For more information, or to make a referral, please contact the Occupational Therapist on the day therapy unit on 01282 440110.