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.

  • Video

    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

    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

  • Useful links

  • Useful apps

    Zephyr Guide app (iOS & android): animated guide to support people to correctly use inhalers. For a review of the app visit:

    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:

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If you would like to refer yourself for therapy, where our treatment has been specifically tailored to each condition, please fill out our online referral form, call us, or use our online assistant.

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