The Breathe Programme Education Sessions

The following information sessions are available by attending the weekly Breathe programme.

  • Nutrition and Chronic Respiratory Disease
  • Medication and Chronic Respiratory Disease
  • Managing Breathlessness
  • Managing Stress and Anxiety
  • Exercise and Chronic Respiratory Disease
  • Environment and Your health
  • Coping with Chronic Respiratory Disease

To hear the audio version, just click on the audio link on the right.

Support for Patients with Chronic Lung Disease

Dealing with a long term lung condition on your own can be very challenging. There is a range of support that you can access. If you are unwell or require medical advice, you can access support from your GP, Practice Nurse or Community Matron.

It is important that you let the GP receptionist know that you have a long term lung condition and that you are showing signs of a flare up. You can also access medical help out of hours via NHS 111 or your local Walk-in centre.

How to live a full life with Chronic Lung Disease

The booklet below provides information on how to manage with Chronic lung disease. Please click on the link below to access.

How to live a full life with COPD – NHS Booklet

Liverpool Community Respiratory Team

If you are struggling with worsening symptoms (exacerbation) you can access further medical support from the Liverpool Community Respiratory Team (CRT).

This is a ‘hospital at home’ service led by Consultants from the Royal Liverpool Hospital and Aintree Hospital supported by senior nurses and chest physiotherapists. Your GP can refer you to the CRT who will aim to respond within 2 hours.

Stopping Smoking

Support is available from:
• General Practitioner
• Practice Nurse
• Pharmacist at your local chemist
• Stop Smoking Liverpool

There are a number of options available to help you quit. Smoking cessation advisors can help you choose the right method for you – this may include the use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

For further information, Telephone Smoke Free Liverpool: 0151 374 2535
www.smokefreeliverpool.co.uk

Liverpool Careline Adult Services

If you find that you are struggling to manage at home, the Careline Team can arrange for a social care and health needs assessment.

This may include an occupational therapy assessment for equipment and/or home adaptations to enable you to be more independent. You could also be assessed for a package of care to assist with your
daily activities.

For further information Telephone: 0151 233 3800.

British Lung Foundation

The British Lung Foundation was set up in 1985 to support people with COPD. In Liverpool there are 2 support groups (Breathe Easy North and Breathe Easy South) who meet regularly to support people living with lung disease and their families.

For further information Telephone: 03000 030 555 www.blf.org.uk

Healthy Homes

This service provides free help and advice to residents to remove or prevent hazards that can improve their health and wellbeing.

Please contact the Healthy Homes team if you feel your health is being made worse by the condition of your home.

For further information Telephone: 0800 0121 754 www.liverpool.gov.uk/healthyhomes

Alcohol Services

Liverpool Services

Liverpool Community Alcohol Service – for adults with alcohol problems: 0151 529 4504 or visit www.liverpoolalcoholservice.nhs.uk

The Brink – alcohol free bar offering support to all on drug and alcohol problems: 0151 703 0582 or visit www.thebrinkliverpool.com

Key Messages

  • Become familiar with how many units of alcohol there are in popular drinks.
  • It is harmful for men and women to regularly drink more than 2-3 units a day.
  • If you drink regularly, have at least 2 alcohol free days every week.
  • Avoid alcohol if you are driving, there’s no safe way to know its effect on you.