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.