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Hucknall Breathe Easy Launch

People living with lung disease in Hucknall are set to benefit from more support and information with the launch of a new self help support group in the town. Breathe Easy Hucknall Information Flyer

The British Lung Foundation’s hugely popular Breathe Easy support network is introducing a new group in Hucknall to help sufferers manage their condition, kicking off with an information event at Hucknall Football Club between 1pm and 3pm on Tuesday 23 June.

The aim of the event is to help lung disease sufferers find out about the services they can access and get tips about how to better manage their condition from both health care professionals and people living with the same problems.

Dr Charlotte Bolton, Respiratory Consultant at the Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit, is speaking at the information event, and will be available to answer any questions you might have.

Breathe Easy groups provide support and information for people living with a lung condition, and for those who look after them, and the British Lung Foundation is delighted to be working with NHS Nottingham North and East CCG and local respiratory services to launch the group in Hucknall.

The group will hold regular meetings, usually monthly, where people can meet and to talk to others, share their experiences and learn from each other. Regular speakers can also share information about living with their condition and coping with the emotional aspects of having a lung condition.

Talking to people in the same boat really does help, and the group will give sufferers an opportunity to get support from not just healthcare professionals, but also from people who are going through the same experiences and issues as they are.

John Clark, a member of the Breathe Easy group in Eastwood, says: “I’ve been with Breathe Easy Nottingham West for five years now and I love it. We have a group of about 45 very friendly members at each meeting, and we also have an exercise group which our members enjoy very much. We have speakers at every meeting, many of them health professionals, and we all find them very interesting.”

Fellow group member, Sylvia Martin, says: “I found it really helpful meeting people with similar conditions, and we all end up swapping useful tips. It’s such a friendly group.”

Dr Paul Oliver, Clinical Lead, at Nottingham North and East CCG says: ‘Participation in support or self help groups can help people better manage their condition and also have a positive impact on their well-being. Breathe Easy is a well-established network and the combination of practitioner-led sessions, group exercise and peer support is a winning combination. I’m thrilled that we’re launching a group in Hucknall.”

For more information call the British Lung Foundation on 0300 003 055

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