Symptoms of depression and anxiety are common in those who have lung conditions, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Asthma.
Managing a lung condition can be tough and overwhelming, and often people find that their lifestyle has been affected. For example, the experience of breathlessness can be distressing and difficult to control, and this often leads to worry, panic, overthinking, avoidance, and withdrawal.
You are not alone. We can support you to manage your mood alongside of your lung condition. Treatments offered include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is effective at reducing symptoms of low mood, anxiety, and other emotional problems.
Listen to Chris’s journey about living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the challenges to adjusting to life with this lung condition (source: British Lung Foundation):
Listen to Caroline’s journey about the emotional impact of living with asthma and COPD and the benefits of seeking help (source: British Lung Foundation):
British Lung Foundation Helpline: 0300 222 5800
All calls cost no more than a local call from a landline or mobile and will be included in your call package. They’re available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm
Zephyr Guide app (iOS & android): animated guide to support people to correctly use inhalers. For a review of the app visit: https://www.blf.org.uk/
PatientMpower apps: apps to support people living with cystic fibrosis (patientMpower for CF – iOS only) and support people living with COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, lung transplant, kidney transplant, vasculitis, hypertension and prostate cancer (patientMpower – iOS & android). For a review one of the apps visit: https://www.blf.org.uk/
iPrescribe Exercise (iOS & Android): app developed by physiotherapists that creates a 12-week exercise plan based on health information entered by the user. It helps to improve overall health, along with managing a number of long-term health conditions through physical activity. For more information visit: https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/iprescribe-exercise/