Are you experiencing symptoms of breathlessness, anxiety or fatigue? Join our rolling 6-week programme (by referral)
Breathlessness, anxiety and fatigue are common problems for those living with a life-limiting illness. This rolling 6-week programme aims to help equip you, whether you’re a patient, family member or carers, with the tools and understanding to manage these difficult symptoms.
We aim to improve the quality of your life, help you develop strategies, increase your confidence and help you put control back into your life.
Each session will include some chair-based exercises and/or relaxation. These sessions are informal and take place through friendly discussion. Being in a group with others who have similar difficulties allows people to share their experiences if they feel comfortable to do this.
There are six sessions run on Wednesday afternoons, 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Each session lasts for two hours.
Session 1: Understanding breathlessness, breathing strategies, techniques and positioning, general management tips.
Session 2: Energy conservation and lifestyle management
Session 3: Anxiety management; understanding stress, anxiety and panic
Session 4: Relaxation and having a good night’s sleep
Session 5: Nutrition and managing a poor appetite; benefits of exercise
Session 6: The chance for a 1:1 session with a healthcare professional to discuss any other identified needs; revision of the course and signposting to other services.